Your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Answered
Do you have questions about animal removal and other pest issues? You've come to the right place. At locally owned and operated
Nuisance Animal Removal, all your questions will be answered by a fully licensed and insured
Problem Animal Control (PAC) agent. Contact us
today to discuss your needs and to schedule your next appointment.
Our PAC Agents Answer Your Animal Removal Questions
Do you handle domestic animals?
No. We exclusively work with nuisance wildlife. For problems regarding domestic animals, contact your local Animal Control Officer.
How do animals get into my attic?
Most animals enter your home through loose, damaged, or rotted areas such as soffits or vents. Raccoons have been known to tear holes through the peak of roofs. Smaller animals can squeeze into existing gaps that are no bigger than a pinky finger.
Properly trained Problem Animal Control (PAC) agents know where to find these trouble spots and can employ exclusions to fix any problem areas.
I had a bat in my home. Are there more? Should I be concerned?
If you find one bat in your home, it's likely that there are more. Bats live in colonies or small families. It's very uncommon for a bat to enter your home through open windows or doors. Generally, bats squeeze in through existing gaps and nest in between insulation and your walls or ceilings.
If any member of your household comes in contact with a bat, a doctor should be consulted. The incidence of rabies in bats is estimated to be very low; however, they do carry the disease. Do not attempt to catch a bat
yourself. Also, do not swat the bat with anything. This can cause blood or urine to spray from the bat.
The employees at Nuisance Animal Removal are trained to capture these animals. Part of our service involves capturing the bat and taking it to the state lab for testing. This ensures the person or persons who came in contact with the bat will not have to endure the painful treatment associated with coming into contact with an animal known to carry the rabies virus.
For more information about our wildlife removal methods or wildlife in Massachusetts, read more on our wildlife information page
What are the differences between "animal removal," "animal trapping," and "animal exclusion?"
Animal removal is applicable to all of our methods of removing wildlife from your home. When you see "animal removal" mentioned on our website, we're referring to a situation where you may have a squirrel in the fireplace, a bat in your bedroom, or a raccoon in your garage. We'll catch and remove it in one visit.
Animal trapping is when we set traps to catch nuisance wildlife that's living somewhere on your property or in your home. Although trapping is an effective and humane way of controlling wildlife, we try to use it in combination with exclusion methods.
Animal exclusion is a method that allows us to evict all wildlife living in your home and prevent them from returning, while also preventing the same problem from happening again later on down the road.
All of our professional animal exclusions are backed by industry-leading warranties.
How much will this cost?
In most cases, we can't give you an honest estimate over the phone; however, there are sometimes exceptions. No two jobs are ever the same and it would not be professional to give you an estimate without fully evaluating the problem at hand. The cost of your service depends on the extent of the problem, the type of animal, and the method required to remove it.
Typically, we can provide same-day service
to conduct a full inspection, go over all available options, and provide you with an exact quote. Our clients often tell us how they appreciate our competitive prices, and we do everything we can to keep all animal removal services as affordable as possible
Why not just set traps?
Traps are an effective way of removing unwanted animals; however, there's no way of knowing how many of those animals there are. Exclusion relies on the animals' need to hunt or gather food. Therefore, they must exit through an installed exclusion door. All animals must go out in order to survive.
Trapping is an effective method of removing wildlife, but our professional exclusions are more efficient, permanent, and guaranteed.