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Eight Facts About Torpor and Hibernation

Eight Facts About Torpor and Hibernation

In New England, we are accustomed to seeing the local wildlife prepare for the long cold, harsh winter months ahead.  While some head to warmer climates for the winter, many are storing food and eating everything in sight to fatten up for the winter. Others begin to grow long thick furry coats, look for cozy… Read more »

Five Signs You Have Bats!

Five Signs You Have Bats!

Many folks have strong and possibly even mixed emotions about bats.  Some think they are cute, and beneficial for the environment. Others are terrified of bats and view them as evil, disease-ridden vermin. As pest management professionals and lover of creatures big and small, we get it. We might even think they are kind of cute, that… Read more »

Bats: Menacing or Misunderstood?

Bats: Menacing or Misunderstood?

Bats: bloodsucking monsters or harmless creatures of the night? For many of us, picturing a bat is enough to send a chill down your spine. In medieval folklore, bats were associated with villainous vampires and wicked witches, and that reputation has stuck with them for hundreds of years. It has become more ingrained by their… Read more »

Keep an eye out for these winter wildlife pests!

Keep an eye out for these winter wildlife pests!

Most people might not expect to run into many wildlife issues in the dead of winter. And often you won’t. Especially, where much of the wildlife that we usually encounter are bunkered down for the winter, like skunks and bats. However, there are still several critters that go about their days in the winter, much… Read more »

SQUIRRELS: The Scourge of Holiday Lights?

SQUIRRELS: The Scourge of Holiday Lights?

Updated October 2017. I don’t know about you, but to me, one of the biggest frustrations of the holiday season is rigging up the lights outside my home.  After hauling the boxes out of the crawlspace in the garage, sifting through the mass of knotted, tangled wires – to then change all the bulbs that… Read more »

Attic Tenants: Flying Squirrels

Attic Tenants: Flying Squirrels

It’s late at night, your snuggled and warm under the covers dreaming of sandy beaches and umbrella drinks and all of a sudden…what the heck was that?  Are you dreaming or was that noise you just heard in the attic?  There it goes again; what is that scurrying and scratching? Is that noise in the… Read more »

Animal Control or Wildlife Control: Which do I need?

Animal Control or Wildlife Control: Which do I need?

So maybe a family of raccoons have moved into your shed or a stray cat?  How about that Mama Moose and her twins that are hanging out in the kiddie pool?  The neighbor’s dog, donkey, or pet goat over to visit?  Bat’s or birds have moved into your attic? Are there squirrels nesting in your… Read more »

What’s That Smell? Removing Skunk Odor

What’s That Smell? Removing Skunk Odor

You let your dog out one fine evening only to hear him start barking ferociously soon after.  You go to investigate, and you are immediately struck with a wall of the most offensive of odors.  An odor so foul, it has been described by some as a combination of burnt rubber, gasoline, and onion all… Read more »

Bats in the Belfry: How to get them out!

Bats in the Belfry: How to get them out!

  Ok, so maybe you don’t have a belfry, but more commonly you may find that bats have snuck into your attic.  If you aren’t that interested in sharing your home with the bats because maybe you don’t like the idea of bats defecating in your home, soiling and tearing up insulation or bringing in… Read more »

Noises in the Attic – Are There Critters Living Up There?

Noises in the Attic – Are There Critters Living Up There?

  If you are hearing scurrying, crawling and gnawing in your attic and walls, you are right to be concerned!  You probably have a wildlife issue on your hands. Animals are always on the lookout for a nice cozy place, like your home, to settle down and make their own.   Critters like squirrels, raccoons,… Read more »