If you require Wildlife Removal and/or Exclusion Services
…this is what FHS will do for you!
Bat removal and exclusion
Bird removal and exclusion
Snake removal and exclusion
Batbug removal and exclusion
Squirrel removal and exclusion
Skunk, raccoon, beaver and opossum removal and exclusion
If you call within our hours of operation, we answer the phone LIVE, no automated greeting. One of our professional customer service representatives will take the time to listen to your concerns and ask questions to determine what type of wildlife issue you are dealing with.
After determining which type of wildlife issue exists, we will describe to you everything that is involved with the actual removal of the animal(s) and if exclusion work is recommended.
We will also discuss the cost, which varies depending on the type of wildlife issue that you have, the amount of animals that require removal, and if any exclusion work is needed. The cost of exclusion work varies according to the square footage and the accessibility and location of where the exclusion work needs to be performed.
Each of our wildlife removal and exclusion technicians are licensed PAC Agents (Problem Animal Control Agents) and have the knowledge, experience, and equipment to safely and professionally take care of all your wildlife nuisance problems.
There are many animals living in and around our neighborhoods that not only can become a nuisance but also damage our homes and property. Our Wildlife Removal and Exclusion Services will safely and humanely trap, remove and exclude these pests.
If any one of these animals described below is a significant nuisance to your family or business, it's best to rely on a professional wildlife removal and exclusion service to trap and remove them as well as take measures to prevent their return. Our wildlife removal and exclusion service handles a wide range of other animals which includes snakes, foxes, and rodents. We also offer an exclusive total rodent exclusion service for the foundation of your home that will keep mice, rats, and other rodents from gaining entry into your home before they can become a problem.
Bats can take up residence in attics, garages, sheds, barns crawlways and many other spaces, damaging walls, insulation, and property. Bats leave unsanitary masses of droppings, (guano) that can spread fungal disease to humans. Bats can also be infected with rabies and can easily pass the virus along to humans and pets through their saliva or when bitten.
Bat Exclusion Work
As the name implies, bat bugs would rather hitch a ride on a bat than hang out in your bed. A microscope is needed to view the hairs on the head of the insect to tell the difference between a bat bug and a bed bug. Luckily, bat bugs carry no diseases, but are still an itchy blood sucker. Once we have excluded all of the bats from the dwelling, bat bugs (which are almost identical to bed bugs) can be a considerable concern as well. All of the bat bugs that were once living in close proximity to the old colony will now be forced into seeking out new hosts. Unfortunately these insects can easily migrate into areas of the home where humans and pets will now become their new source of nourishment. We often spray preventatively for these pests as part of our bat exclusion program. Please consult our customer service department for treatment details.
Batbug on bat
Batbug bites look just like bedbug bites.
Squirrels (Grey, Red, Flying)
The most common squirrel in Central New England is the grey squirrel. They are a particular nuisance because of the considerable damage they can cause to a home. Squirrels often like to build nests in attics and eaves and can chew large holes in walls and soffits to gain entrance. Their presence can pose a fire risk because of the dry nesting material and nuts they'll bring into your home which can be ignited by exposed electrical wires which they chew through. Squirrel droppings can be smelly and pose a health hazard, as well as attract other squirrels.
Squirrel nest (aka drey)
Needless to say, skunks are well-known for their strong odor and pose a particular problem for pets. They, too, also carry rabies and other diseases and parasites and can take up residence in and around home.
Much like opossums, raccoons harass pets and steal food, move under and into buildings and even chimneys, get into the garbage, and can spread rabies.
Opossums are a major nuisance because they are smelly, spread garbage, steal food, harass pets, and carry diseases and parasites. They often build nests under porches or sheds and can even move into garages, attics, and basements.
Beavers are notorious builders whose dam-building activities can cause significant tree loss, flood out property and roads, impair drainage systems, and destroy landscaping.
If these and other pests are a significant nuisance to your family or business, it's best to rely upon a professional wildlife removal and exclusion service to trap and remove them and take measures to prevent their return. Our Wildlife Removal and Exclusion Service handles the pests mentioned here as well as a wide range of other animals, including snakes, foxes, and rodents. We also offer an exclusive total rodent exclusion treatment for the foundation of your home that will keep mice, rats, and other rodents from gaining entry into your home before they can become a problem.
Birds are a pest that can cause an unsightly mess from their droppings as well as damage from pecking. In large numbers, birds can attract and transmit parasites and insects such as flies and beetles. Within your home or business this can pose a true threat to your health. Excluding birds is a specialty job and a professional who is familiar with the habits and dangers that are associated with birds is a must. Pigeons, Starlings and Sparrows are the most common bird pest species as they will invade attics, barns, porches and roost on just about any surface.
All woodpeckers are classified as migratory non-game birds and are strictly protected by the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act and by state law. It is illegal to destroy, relocate, or possess these birds, their eggs, or nests. Woodpeckers can be legally killed in Massachusetts only under a co-signed federal and state Migratory Bird Depredation Permit issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.
It is unlikely you will ever find a venomous snake in Massachusetts, but if you spend time outside, you will eventually encounter one or more species of harmless snakes. Five common snakes most likely to be seen in Massachusetts are: The Garter snake, Milk snake, Ring neck snake, Water snake and the Black racer. There are only two venomous snakes in Massachusetts - the timber rattlesnake and the copperhead and they are rarely seen.
Snakes are important part of our natural ecosystems both as their role as predators and prey. Depending on their size and species, they may feed on invertebrates such as slugs, worms and insects, fish, amphibians, birds and the eggs and small mammals such as mice and voles. Snakes can invade homes and patio areas seeking shelter or a place to have their young.
Garter snakes caught on a glue board inside a home
There are various specialized types of exclusion work that can be performed based on the type of animal or wildlife.
Each of our wildlife removal and exclusion technicians are licensed state Problem Animal Control Agents and have the knowledge, experience, and equipment to safely and professionally take care of all your wildlife nuisance problems.
Please consult our customer service department for all wildlife removal, and exclusion options.
Exclusion around chimney
Sealing up all gaps and holes
Chimney cap replaced
Bird Exclusion Case Study
Birds invade shutters to nest.
The droppings make a real mess
Clean up of the droppings
Screening is cut and fitted to the shutters
Screening put into place
Birds are now excluded from the shutters
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