WE CAN HELP YOU GET RID OF NUISANCE WILDLIFE PROBLEMS
With many types of terrain and four distinct seasons, New Hampshire fosters a thriving ecosystem of plants, animals, and people. Unfortunately, both warm, humid summers and snowy winters throughout the state can lead to conflicts between residents and wildlife pests.
Squirrel Removal in New Hampshire
The three most prevalent squirrel species in New Hampshire, in order, are fox squirrels, red and gray squirrels and flying squirrels. Squirrels can enter your house intentionally or inadvertently. They do not need a large entry point, for example:
- Gray squirrels can enter through a half-dollar sized hole.
- Red squirrels only need a quarter-sized hole.
- Flying squirrels are tiny enough to fit through an almond-sized hole.
Squirrel Removal & Control: After locating the entry points, we install prevention methods, like one-way valves, on the animals' entry points in order to seal the holes. The squirrels will get out through the one-way valves to search for food outside, and once they return, they cannot get back in, and since all other areas have been sealed, the squirrels are effectively kept out. This technique ensures permanent cosmetic repairs without the need to trap animals (and helps you avoid any trapping fees).
Squirrel Trapping: We usually don't need to trap squirrels, but occasionally when we do, a comprehensive trapping program is used. In the spring and summer time, this is particularly important because of the birthing season. We never want to separate a mother from her kits, which are often in hard-to-access parts of your attic. We may have to wait a few weeks for the babies to mature and evict the whole family when all are mobile.
Humans and bats typically coexist together very uneventfully, but when they begin to roost inside chimneys, walls, or attics of your home, they become an issue. Bat colonies will result in a large amounts of droppings (guano) that will cause health problems, unfortunate odors and difficult stains.
Bat droppings can be dangerous when allowed to accumulate in the home because the nutrient-rich droppings cultivate the growth of histoplasmosis fungus, which causes severe respiratory problems in humans.
Bats inside your living space should be handled only by professionals because bats can carry rabies and will bite or scratch when they're handled. Our team is experienced and trained to meet NWCOA and Bat Conservation International (BCI) standards when it comes to appropriate techniques and materials to humanely remove bats from properties, homes and other structures.
Female and male raccoons will get into homes for different reasons, including searching for shelter and food sources and when they are pregnant. Because of their human-like hands, raccoons are able to grab objects and even have been known to open doors. Property owners should employ simple methods of control, like securing trash bins with fitted lids and attaching latches that lock the lids in place.
Inspection: Our experts look for entry points raccoons may use to get into your attic, your crawlspaces, or the space beneath decks and porches. We identify all areas with raccoon activity and assess damages.
Raccoon Removal: We use our custom CritterSafe traps to remove raccoons, following all New Hampshire Fish and Game laws.
Repair: The most common raccoon damages we see in our area include damaged vents, fences, and boards that lead to an area of interest, like your garden and attic. We resod places in the yard torn up by raccoons looking for food. We also implement exclusion methods, like sealing all entry points into your home, properly storing pet foods and trash, and ensuring fencing to your garden and animals goes far enough underground to prevent digging a hole.
Rodent Pest Control
At New Hampshire Critter Control, our rodent control services include rat removal, mouse control, rodent damage control, rodent management, rodent prevention, and both residential and commercial rodent control.
Successful long-term rat control is not simple. The key is to control rat populations, not individual rats. Rat control requires an integrated approach that includes non-lethal tools such as careful inspections, upgraded sanitation, and rat-proofing structures. Property owners can prevent mice and rats by eliminating clutter in attics and basements, cleaning regularily, and removing debris in the yard.
With all the waterways and forests in the state, rodents and skunks often live near residents of New Hampshire. Mice and rats create the most serious issues for homeowners when they sneak into houses in search of food. Mice will often nest near a warm place, such as near your central heating unit, so this is one place to check if you suspect there are mice in your home. Rodent droppings in pantry goods or ventilation systems can cause foul smells and illness.
Skunk Control in New Hampshire
Skunks can be a unique challenge because of their strong and unpleasant defense mechanism. Skunks are known for causing headaches to homeowners when they dig up landscapes and damage crops. The most common complaint is certainly the smell, though.
Skunk problems are typically at their peak during three times of the year :
- Mating Season (mid-February to mid-March
- Birthing Season (May-June)
- Pre-hibernation foraging (October- November)
Keeping Skunks Out
Habitat modification is the most effective skunk control method.
- Sealing openings with mesh wire
- Limiting food and water availability
- Keeping trash cans and dumpsters secured
- Minimizing rodent populations (one of their favorite food sources!)
- Blocking entry to pet and livestock feeds
- Keeping landscapes free of debris such as overgrown shrubs and firewood piles
Many New Hampshire residents enjoy bird-watching in nature, but when bird-watching comes too close to your home, the birds quickly become a nuisance. Birds that pose an issue for New Hampshire homeowners are mostly pigeons, sparrows, woodpeckers, gulls, and starlings.
Many of these birds are difficult to get rid of because once they've found a spot to nest, they are staying put. Pigeons, sparrows, woodpeckers, gulls and starlings are all destructive in different ways and will require professional bird control.
Woodchucks, also known as groundhogs or whistle pigs, are primarily a nuisance to outdoor areas, and shouldn't usually be found indoors. They hibernate in winter for about three months and their body temperature can change from 99 degrees to 37!
They are most commonly known to damage yards, under sheds, fields and gardens. These rodents are responsible for significant damage to crops, such as soybeans, peas, carrots, lettuce, alfalfa, apples and flowers.Since groundhog burrows have multiple entrances and exits, traps should only be set by trained professionals.
While woodlands are a favored nesting location, the small, elusive critters are often also seen darting from cover to cover in suburban and rural environments. Chipmunk burrows are usually situated near small shrubs or manmade structures, which provide ample cover.
Controlling chipmunk populations is of great importance because their numbers increase rapidly and they can perpetrate severe damage to building structures and vegetation. Chipmunks are considered pests because they eat flower bulbs, dig for seeds, and consume various vegetables found on lawns and in gardens. Additionally, if their numbers are left unchecked, chipmunks can damage structures with their burrowing habits. Foundations, patios, and sidewalks are at elevated risk during infestations.
During cold New Hampshire winters, the rodents go underground until warmer weather returns.
New Hampshire moles are typically most active during the rainy seasons, including spring and fall. Your yard is home to moles' favorite snacks: earthworms and grubs! When it rains, the earthworms and grubs are brought to the surface where moles can hunt and eat them. The weather and white grub life cycles result in the increase of mole problems in New Hampshire.
Since they tunnel so close to ground surfaces, moles often leave behind unsightly mounds of upturned dirt and kill grass and other plants when they burrow into the ground. The amount of damage that moles can create will have homeowners or business owners thinking there is 100 or more moles causing the damage, but usually, there are only 1-3 moles causing the destruction.
Employing mole control methods can be tedious and expensive.Our skilled team of professionals will utilize a trapping program to effectively get the mole population under control in your yard. Different trap styles for moles will be utilized depending on which soil type you have and whether or not you have mulch. Your technician will be able to determine the best trapping answer for your personalized mole problem!
Weasel Control for Farmers
Weasels pose the greatest threat to the New Hampshire poultry industry, as they target chickens and their eggs for easy meals. As the pests eat around one-third of their body weight every day, weasel scat quickly accumulates in yards. Weasels spend most of their time hunting or eating and digest their food in under four hours. This fast metabolism leads to large amounts of weasel scat.
Various exclusion methods can effectively keep weasels out of yards, including fencing and chicken wire. There are no known fumigants or repellants that keep weasels away, which makes closing off building openings necessary to ward off weasels.
While exclusion methods can be effective, they are also time-consuming. Professional wildlife removal specialists from Critter Control can humanely and effectively remove pest weasels from private properties. Our specialists have the proper equipment and training to carefully remove weasels, which keeps untrained individuals and domestic animals safe.
Porcupines in New Hampshire
Porcupines typically stay out of residential areas when searching for sources of food. As herbivores, they eat various trees, bark, and saplings to satisfy their need for nitrogen-rich foodstuffs. However, when food sources are limited in their natural habitat, porcupines will enter yards and other populated areas to chew on tool handles, wooden structures, and accumulations of salt runoff.
Most of the damage caused by porcupines is a result of their chewing and feeding. They girdle trees, stripping away bark and stunting growth, and also mutilate wooden buildings and telephone poles. In rare cases, porcupines will nest under decks, porches, and building foundations while they gnaw on wooden structures. To keep them out, property owners may turn to fencing and other exclusion methods. However, there are very few effective long-term means of porcupine control available, and their sharp quills make handling and trapping dangerous and costly.
Meet the Owner | Critter Control of New Hampshire
Jesse Fraser, the owner of Critter Control of New Hampshire explains wildlife in New Hampshire and why you should call Critter Control.
Why should you choose Critter Control?
What do you love about the business?
What should I expect when I call?
New Hampshire Wildlife Rehabilitator
We are a New Hampshire licensed wildlife rehabilitator and will work tirelessly to provide care to hurt bats and other wildlife animals. These services are a non-profit facet of our business and our team of professionals genuinely care for these animals.
Unfortunately, there are no state or federal funds for these services, so we cover all New Hampshire wildlife rehabilitative care by putting a portion of our profits toward this great cause.
We also work closely with Wings of the Dawn in Henniker, New Hampshire
, for long-term care for injured/orphaned wildlife. We are proud to give back to not only the great state of New Hampshire, but to its communities, the people who live here, and its wildlife as well.
COMMON WILDLIFE ISSUES IN THIS LOCATION
- Animal Damage
- Animal Droppings
- Animal Noises
- Animal Odor Removal
- Animal Tracks in Yard
- Animals on the Roof
- Attic Remediation
- Bats in Homes
- Bats in the Attic
- Carcass Removal from Homes
- Certified Cleaning & Odor Remediation
- Chimney Repairs
- Dead Animal Removal
- Humane Animal Trapping
- Insulation Services
- 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
Serving the following locations:
By county: Hillsborough County, Strafford County, Rockingham County, Belknap County, Merrimack County and Cheshire County
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (603) 424-7452
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Bluebird Enterprises, LLC, dba Critter Control of New Hampshire.