Wildlife Animal Removal – Opossum, Raccoons & Squirrels in Queens County
Raccoons, Squirrels and Opossums Humanely Removed
Wildlife like raccoons, squirrels, and opossums can cause significant damage to your property. In addition, these animals may also harbor diseases, parasites and create an unsanitary environment that brings other pests as well. Metro Pest Control is a pest control industry leader in humane wildlife removal. Our animal removal process consists of three steps.
We begin with a thorough inspection of your structure, identifying potential sources of entry that need to be sealed. Our experienced team of animal removal specialists are expert at identifying the animal and understanding their habits. Humane traps are strategically placed to expedite the trapping process. Over the next several days, the traps are monitored until animals are successfully removed.
Raccoons are nocturnal animals that will eat almost anything, including garbage, plants and other animals. They are very smart and build nests in secluded areas like attics, crawl spaces and under decks. Raccoons can be aggressive and may carry rabies, fleas, ticks and other parasites. They are easily identified by their facial mask and can grow to over 2 feet in length.
Squirrels are prolific climbers and possess acrobatic skills that make them expert at gaining access to their desired structure, be it your home or commercial property. They are active during the day and can be very destructive, commonly gnawing through wooden beams and wiring.
Squirrels are also very determined in their efforts to nest and escape from the cold by entering your attic or building.
Opossums are very slow-moving marsupials. Nocturnal creatures, they will take shelter almost anywhere, including garbage cans, under porches, attics and more. They will consume garbage, fruits, worms, grubs, and grains. Opossums are famous for playing dead when threatened, an adaptation to compensate for their lack of escape ability. They have a pointed snout, a long pointed tail and are approximately 15 to 20 inches in length. Opossums are armed with razor-sharp teeth that can deliver a painful bite which would require a doctor’s visit, as they can be hosts to many diseases, including rabies.