Wildlife Problems in Newton, MA

Both homeowners and wildlife pests love Newton, MA, for its parks, waterways, and temperate climate. As the city's neighborhoods continue to grow and expand, animals like squirrels and raccoons must look for meals and shelter within residential areas.

Bat Problems

Searching for a quiet, dark place to roost, bats in Newton access attics through loose shingles and vents. Inside, their guano begins to build up, staining ceilings and producing a foul smell. Hearing flapping, rustling, and squeaking sounds is also common when there's a bat colony in the house.

Squirrels in Homes

Although they are small, tree squirrels cause costly damage to homes across Massachusetts. If shelter is hard to find, the animals will nest in crawl spaces, attics, and sheds. A squirrel may then gnaw on exposed electrical wires, tear insulation, and leave teeth marks on wooden supports.

Rabies and Raccoons

Raccoons frequently scavenge for their next meal in gardens, trash bins, and pet bowls, leaving a mess for Newton locals. The pests are vectors of the rabies virus as well, so their presence is more than just a nuisance. A rabid raccoon may behave strangely, or it could show no symptoms. People can contract the disease through bites or scratches from an infected animal.

Other Massachusetts Pests

Whiles foxes are generally timid, they come to Newton suburbs more often when they locate a food source. After it has adapted to the area, a fox may target garbage cans or even view some pets in yards as prey. To avoid issues, make sure to secure open containers and supervise cats or small dogs outdoors.

Newton residents might notice woodchucks tunneling in yards as well. A woodchuck will sometimes burrow beneath sheds and porches, which can lead to uneven landscaping, unstable foundations, and holes in lawns.

Common Wildlife Issues in this Location

  • Animal Damage
  • Animal Droppings
  • Animal Noises
  • Animal Odor Removal
  • Animals on the Roof
  • Animals Under Homes & Porches
  • Bats in Homes
  • Bats in the Attic
  • Carcass Removal from Homes
  • Chimney Repairs
  • Dead Animal Removal
  • Humane Animal Trapping
  • Mice in Walls & Attics
  • Raccoon Trapping
  • Raccoons in Attic
  • Rats in Walls & Attics:
  • Seal Animal Entry Points in Homes
  • Skunk Control
  • Skunk Trapping
  • Skunks Under Heating Units
  • Squirrel Trapping
  • Squirrels in Attics
  • Squirrels in Homes
  • Venomous Snake Removal

Residential Services

We provide trapping & removal services for the following types of animals:

  • Armadillos
  • Badger
  • Bats
  • Beavers
  • Bees
  • Birds
  • Blackbirds
  • Bobcat
  • Chipmunks
  • Coyote
  • Crows
  • Deer
  • Fox
  • Gulls
  • Hornets
  • House Finches
  • Magpies
  • Mice
  • Moles
  • Muskrats
  • NorwayRats
  • Opossums
  • Pack Rats
  • Pigeons
  • Porcupine
  • Rabbits
  • Raccoons
  • Rats
  • Roof Rats
  • Skunks
  • Snakes
  • Sparrow
  • Squirrels
  • Starlings
  • Swallows
  • Voles
  • Weasel
  • Wild Hogs
  • Woodchuck
  • Woodpeckers

Commercial Services

  • Bird Control & Municipal Animal Control

Testimonials

Renee
5/18/2021
you are the best NO RATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bert
5/11/2021
CC did a very good job.
Erik
5/4/2021
Professional and friendly
Sara
5/4/2021
Excellent customer service! Last week we realized a family of cute birds were nesting in our roof soffit. The nest was right above our deck, and they were getting aggressive with our dogs and us. A super friendly service coordinator answered the phone right away. She was able to get us scheduled for the next day. The tech showed up on time, in a freak April snowstorm! He quickly addressed the issue, thoroughly explained what he did and when he would be back. He showed up right on time again, made sure our squatting birds were gone for good and completed the permanent fix where they were accessing the soffit. Probably one of the easiest service calls we’ve ever had! Thank you!
Dawn
5/4/2021
We had a nuisance woodpecker driving us insane drumming on the metal chimney cap. We called Brittni and she provided detailed information over the phone as to estimated costs and methods used. She promptly followed up everything with a detailed email. Scheduling was easy. Terrance was on-time and very pleasant to work with. He inspected the chimney for damage and for evidence of nests = none found! He installed two deterrents and wa on his way! Highly recommend!
Mark
5/1/2021
Very professional service, wonderful people, pricey
Terry
4/30/2021
As a builder, it is always nice to work with professional outfits that show up when they say and do a nice Job. This is an excellent team and I would recommend them to anyone with critter issues. Terry Artisan Custom Homes LLC.
Stephen
4/30/2021
Great responsiveness to requests, and excellent service. Our company will definitely use CC of Savannah again should the need arise.
Heather
4/23/2021
Always appreciate your great service!!
Joe
4/22/2021
They kept us informed every day and they were very professional. Will definitely use them again if needed.
Elaine
4/22/2021
Fast, efficient service. PLUS I haven't seen a rabbit since the application. I will be thrilled if it lasts all summer!!
William
4/16/2021
Very thorough!
Ali
4/16/2021
Great work, thank you!
Jim
4/16/2021
Great customer service -- know their business.
Hazel
4/16/2021
Michelle and George are superstars! Very professional and friendly - they do outstanding work - highly recommend their services.
Elaine
4/8/2021
Chris is great to work with, very knowledgeable and informative. Critters run when they see him coming :-)
Robert
4/5/2021
2nd continuous year of service by Critter Control. Plan and explanations are excellent, good customer service.
AnnMarie
4/5/2021
The service was great
Katherine
4/5/2021
Terrance has been a pleasure to work with. He's polite, and responsive. He's answered all my questions, and has done good work. We are quite pleased with Critter Control of Central, Ma. While we hope we won't need to call again, we won't hesitate to if we need to.
Jeff
4/2/2021
Very impressed with the professionalism and knowledge of the personnel that inspected our home. They fully explained how to rectify our issue.
Doug
3/24/2021
excellent work
Patrick
2/27/2021
Khoa did an awesome job - thanks!
Terry
2/24/2021
We were very satisfied with your work!
Susan
2/24/2021
Brandon was great! Always punctual and does a thorough job.
Mark
2/20/2021
Very professional and experienced help at a fair price.
Joanne
2/20/2021
The best experience! Your technicians were wonderful!...highly professional, responsive to our concerns, helpful and knowledgable! We will continue to be a return customer for sure! Thank you!
Maria
2/20/2021
All technicians were from initial evaluation, to trap monitoring and screening our louvre vents. Thanks!
Rose
2/20/2021
Josh was very courteous and knowledgeable and answered my questions before I even asked them
Stan
2/20/2021
Mike kept me informed about the bait traps effectiveness and how to make them more targeted.
Roger
2/20/2021
Quick, courteous, friendly service, even on a Sunday. Much appreciated!
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