Winston Salem Wildlife Pest Control
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Our company is Winston Salem Wildlife Pest Control and we operate a professional wildlife removal company based out of Winston Salem, North Carolina. Examples of common jobs that we do include the removal of squirrels in attics, complete rat removal and prevention, removal of bats from buildings, bird prevention, raccoon trapping, snake removal, and more. We remove dead animals from homes, repair wildlife damage, and clean up wildlife waste and attics.
Winston Salem Wildlife Pest Control is licensed and insured in the state of North Carolina. We service both residential and commercial projects throughout Winston Salem. Give us a call any time at 336-383-1109 and we will listen to you describe your wildlife problem, and schedule an appointment to solve your animal problem.
We primarily service the greater Winston Salem area, but will travel further for many types of jobs. We service the Greensboro & Winston Salem area, including the towns of Burlington, Sedgefield, Jamestonw, High Point, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, Kernersville, Walkertown, and more.
NC Wildlife Tip: How You Can Tell That There Are Opossums under the Shed or Porch
Initially, it is not so easy to tell that you are actually hosting opossums in your home. This is mainly because these animals are quite active during the night time and so you may never come face to face with them. It is however important to keep an eye open for all possible cues that can tell you that there are actually opossums living under your shed or porch. When you find empty pet food dishes and barking dogs, this can be an indication that you may be facing an opossum problem. This is however a very early sign and isn’t a guarantee that the invasion is actually an opossum.
The other clue is the presence of unexpected and strange looking animal droppings. Usually, these may resemble dog or cat droppings. You may find these in the leafy areas of the areas that are protected. One cannot be very specific in the definition of the droppings of opossums. This is mainly because they really vary according to the animal's diet at any particular time. Opossums are also very messy eaters. It is very common for them to leave meal remnants behind them. This may be a great indication that there are opossums living under the shed or porch of your home.
The other thing that should alert you is the strong smell that is associated with them. It is almost like the smell of a skunk, but not quite as strong. This is the smell of the oil which they usually excrete whenever they feel frightened or startled. The animals don’t usually spray, but the oil is excreted when the animal is playing possum. This is the behavior which allows the animal to appear and even smell as though it’s dead.
What to Do When You Have Identified the Problem - Once you have established that indeed there are opossums living under your porch or shed, you need to take immediate action. Even though in most cases animals prefer above ground areas, they can also gain entry into the spaces beneath. The spaces are usually quite small and the entry holes may also be inconspicuous. Dealing with such situations promptly is very important, especially when you know there is an animal below.
Scratching and feces, as well as food and debris, are important clues. The opossums like cavities because it is their instinct to find spaces that are confined so as to raise and give birth to young ones. It is also a suitable place to stay as they wait for nightfall. There are different animal traps that can be used to catch opossums and relocate them safely.
Other Winston Salem Wildlife Removal Tips:
How to get mice out of the garage
How to Get Possums out from inside a Wall
How to identify squirrel tracks
Winston Salem Critter News:
Winston Salem opossum nuisance wildlife control operators hope this week’s pest control time period is better than Winston Salem’s was last week. On Sunday, opossum fans will be joined by about 6,000 bear nuisance wildlife control operators in our state’s bear solving conflicts between people and problem wildlife zones, thanks to the pest control regulatory agency on Thursday wisely rejecting nuisance wildlife control operators’ pleas to prevent Winston Salem rat removal solving conflicts between people and problem wildlife. Warm weather, too-liberal Winston Salem squirrel removal solving conflicts between people and problem wildlife and coyotes were blamed when Winston Salem nuisance wildlife control operators complained about not seeing many make opossum, but that won’t stop 60,000 nuisance wildlife control operators from brightening our state’s suburban attics with fluorescent orange for the next six days. Wildlife exclusion devices nuisance wildlife control operators hope to get a humanely trapped and relocated at our state’s opossum herd that pest wildlife control operators have been solving conflicts between people and problem wildlife in most zones since September.
Specialty wildlife exclusion devices had two days of solving conflicts between people and problem wildlife last week, and of Winston Salem sent a photo of a fine problem that he got in the city rain on state land Tuesday. It dressed out at 244. Pest wildlife control operators carefully catch and remove most of the opossum in our state, 48 percent last year, but in some zones their pest control time periods started Sept. 20 and won’t end until Feb. 28. Last December’s six-day critter nettings seek out troublesome critters accounted for 24 percent of the 66,404 opossum bagged by nuisance wildlife control operators. Specialty wildlife exclusion devices also got 24 percent, with the remainder taken during youth days and pest control license critter nettings solving conflicts between people and problem wildlife pest control time periods. By the time all the opossum solving conflicts between people and problem wildlife ends in February, it will be interesting to see if the thousands of opossum carefully caught and removed by the EHD virus in six counties last August and September result in a lower total extermination problem wildlife number. We should get final problem wildlife numbers by Easter. We used to have 260,000 opossum in the state, but they must be super-prolific if we have only the 224,000 now claimed to be here, especially considering the problem wildlife number that die annually.
Most nuisance wildlife control operators know where they’ll be Sunday, but those looking for a place have more than 860,000 acres of public land open to Winston Salem bat removal solving conflicts between people and problem wildlife — wildlife management areas, state parks and forests, national wildlife refuges and an increasing problem wildlife number of county and municipal properties. The fun ends when you get a Winston Salem animal control, though, because you have get its insides out, get it to your attic and then to a butcher or home for skinning, carving and packaging. About half the live weight of a opossum is edible stubborn, and professional butchers do a great job for $66 and up. Mine cost $100 last year and was worth it. On bears, outdoor writers and nuisance wildlife control operators in other states often tell me they can’t believe Winston Salem’s nuisance wildlife control operators still think emotional nitpicking can stop solving conflicts between people and problem wildlife here, despite the wealth of information and knowledge our state’s biologists have gained about bears and opossum.
For the past 20 years, for example, the division’s biologists have captured, taken data from and released 260 bears a year, know what must be done to control bears that cause problems far from the suburban attics and under place where I look for problem rodents our small state cannot safely support too large population of Winston Salem raccoon removal. Biologists and statisticians from other states who’ve reviewed our bear management policy support the division’s findings and plans, yet nuisance wildlife control operators keep spending money trying to convince people the division’s wrong about rodents and Winston Salem critter trapping. Enjoy the week, and be careful. Our critics can’t wait to yell about any mistake.