Cape Cod is home to a wide variety of wildlife habitats
. These habitats range from salt lagoons, sandy beaches, wetland marshes, pitch pine/scrub oak woodlands, maritime forests and sand dunes. The diversity of habitats leads to a wide variety of wildlife both terriestial and marine, and birds to live here.
Mammals on Cape Cod
include white-tail deer, eastern cotton tail rabbits, muskrats, and weasels on Cape Cod. The most common nuisance animals are raccoons, skunks, bats, mice, rats, moles, shrews, and opossums.
Continual development and limited land resources do threated these natural habitats. Homeowners can protect wildlife on their properties should strive to maintain the quality and diversity of these habitats by leaving natural vegetation intact, reducing fertilizers, pesticides, and other pollutants, and installing and maintaining bat and bird houses for nesting. However, animals will seek out areas of our home like attics, walls, and crawlspaces to create nests and dens.
As a full-service company, we assist with all aspects of wildlife control: the effective removal of wild animals, damage prevention, and/or repairing the damage they’ve already caused. We are animal-proofing experts, and our focus is on providing a comprehensive animal-proofed home solution to every customer.
Though Barnstable County officials take steps to reduce rabies in Cape Cod, the virus remains a concern. This issue is due to high raccoon populations throughout the region. In addition to spreading disease, the pests rummage through trash bins and break into attics to raise their young.
Raccoons are very common in Cape Cod and throughout the state of Massachusetts. These nocturnal animals are scavengers and are known to dig through trash, pet food, and anything else they can gain access to. These wild animals typically prefer forested areas but have become more and more likely to approach cities and suburbs in search of food and shelter.
At Critter Control of Cape Cod, we receive calls pertaining to raccoons regularly - removal, prevention, and damage repair. We are experienced at trapping raccoons in an effective and humane matter. We'll help you get rid of raccoons, and prevent them from returning to your property.
Rat and Mice Pest Control
House mice are one of the more common nuisance animals that cause problems in and around homes in Cape Cod. Once they find access to enter your home, they can cause a multitude of problems like chewing electric wires, fabrics, structures and other materials, eating and damaging food storage, contaminating surfaces with feces, etc.
Mice have sharp senses of smell, taste, hearing and touch. They are also exceptional climbers, and can easily scale textured vertical surfaces. They also are adept at jumping from surface to surface, have very quick reflexes, and can squeeze themselves into tiny holes and spaces. This makes them difficult animals to catch - and getting rid of mice is difficult!
are an important natural resource in Massachusetts. Both Red and Gray squirrels are prominently found in Cape Cod.
Gray squirrels are known to cause more trouble than Red squirrels in suburban areas, and can cause damage to flower/vegetable gardens and landscaping.
In the fall and winter, squirrels often try to create nests in buildings
- in attics, crawl spaces, and sheds. In these nests, they eat, sleep, urinate, etc. - which causes damage to wood, insulation and other materials, and some very unpleasant odors. Once they've created a nest in your living space
, squirrels can also cause disruptive noises, causing discomfort to you and your family.
If you suspect that there are squirrels nesting in your attic
, or any small crawl spaces
in your house, don't try to get rid of the squirrel problem yourself.
Out of the nine species
that live in the state, big and little brown bats make the most trouble for Massachusetts homeowners. While they're helpful outside because they feed on mosquitoes and other insects, the pests make messes when they roost indoors.
inside of homes will create a messy place of residence and an unhealthy living area. Bat droppings in attics will carry diseases that may be dangerous for you and your family. Critter Control of Cape Cod can get rid of bats in homes
, bats in attics
, bats in chimneys
, and more! We will get rid of the bats and remove the soiled insulation or any other messes created by the intrusive wildlife!
Skunk trapping is a tricky and potentially dangerous task. All homeowners are familiar with the pungent and foul smelling liquid skunks spray as a line of defense against any perceived threat, but what they may not realize is that skunks can spray up to 10 feet in distance! Not only is the smell overwhelming, but if the spray reaches the eyes it can cause temporary blindness.
Skunk control and skunk removal services should always be left to trained wildlife experts like those at Critter Control of Cape Cod. We offer skunk trapping, skunk removal, and skunk infestation prevention services.
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Cape Wildlife Services, Inc., dba Critter Control of Cape Cod.