Leominster & Fitchburg Animal Control & Pest Wildlife Removal
In Worcester County, MA
Armstrong Pest Control
Please, no calls about DOG or CAT problems. Call animal services: (978) 353-2307
Contact - 978-401-4853
Armstrong Pest Control provides professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the
city of Leominster & Fitchburg in Massachusetts. We can handle almost any type of wild animal problem, from squirrels in the attic of a home, to bat removal and
control, raccoon removal, or Leominster & Fitchburg snake removal. Our Massachusetts wildlife management pros provide a complete solution - including
the repair of animal damage, and wildlife waste cleanup. If you need to get rid of your pest animals with care and expertise, give Armstrong Pest Control a call at 978-401-4853
There are many Leominster & Fitchburg pest control companies, but most deal with extermination of insects. We deal strictly with wild animals, such as raccoon, skunk, opossum, and more.
Armstrong Pest Control differs from the average Leominster & Fitchburg exterminator business because we are licensed and insured experts, and deal only with animals. We are not merely
trappers, but full-services nuisance wildlife control operators, offering advanced solutions.
Leominster & Fitchburg wildlife species include raccoons, opossums, squirrels, rats,
skunks several species of snakes and bats, and more. Many animals can cause
considerable damage to a house, not to mention contamination. We offer repairs of animal entry points and biohazard cleanup and we guarantee our work. Our Leominster & Fitchburg
rodent (rat and mouse) control is superior to other pest management companies. All of our wildlife trapping is done in a humane manner. Of course, we are properly
Massachusetts state licensed. We are highly experienced in
Leominster & Fitchburg raccoon removal, squirrel removal, bat control, and more.
We at Armstrong Pest Control believe we are the best Leominster & Fitchburg trappers of
wildlife, and would be happy to serve your Leominster & Fitchburg bat removal or pigeon and bird control needs with a professional solution. Skunks, moles, and other animals
that can damage your lawn - we trap them all. Our professional pest management of wildlife and animals can solve all of your Leominster & Fitchburg
critter removal needs. Our specialty is removal of animals in homes such as raccoons in the attic or squirrels in the attic. If you need Leominster & Fitchburg pigeon control, Canada geese or other bird removal, we can help. We are experts with
skunk problems, digging animals such as armadillos, & groundhogs, and we offer Massachusetts dead animal removal. We trap mice and voles. We do home repairs, animal prevention,
and removal of critters from the attic, ceiling, basement, animal in the wall, and any part of a building. Give us a call at 978-401-4853 for a price quote and more information.
Remember, we at Armstrong Pest Control run a wildlife removal company, and charge for our services. If you are searching for help with a dog or cat issue,
you need to call your local Worcester County animal control or SPCA. They can assist you with problems such as a dangerous dog, stray cats, lost pets,
etc. There is no free service in Worcester County that provides assistance with wild animals.
Worcester County Animal Services, MA:
Leominster & Fitchburg Wildlife Tip:
Biology Of The Black Rat
The black rat is one of the most common pest animals to be found around the world, and because of its ability to climb, and the fact that it spread around the world, it is often referred to as the roof rat or the ship rat. The species can adapt to a wide range of different conditions, which has helped it survive in almost every part of the world, having spread from its original home in tropical Asia. Today the black rat is considered to be a significant pest in many areas, and is also a threat to other wildlife in places where it is an invasive species.
Body And Tail
The black rat is smaller than the brown rat, with the animal's body usually measuring between five and seven inches in length, with the animal's tail often longer than the body, at a maximum of four inches in length. Although it is known as the black rat, the animal's body is covered in fur which can vary from black to light brown, and depending on the surroundings the rat can grow to between four and twelve ounces in weight.
Nest And Habitat
Although rats are found in many different areas of the world, the species is most successful in warmer areas of the world, and is often in competition for food and nesting spots with the brown rat, which is often larger and more aggressive than the black rat. Black rats can be quite flexible in terms of their nesting sites, often choosing areas above ground levels such as in trees, and also in attics and barn lofts where they can be a significant pest.
Black rats can become sexually active at between three and five months of age, and while they can reproduce throughout the year this urge is most common during the spring and summer months. Gestation is around three weeks in length, and the female will then give birth to a litter of around six babies. Few black rats will live beyond a year old in the wild.
Disease And Population
One of the biggest problems of having populations of black rats living alongside people is that due to their resilient biology, they can carry a range of different diseases, including the bubonic plague. The population of black rats has been dropping in many areas, including the United States and Western Europe, as the change in house building methods and food storage has made the black rat less successful than the brown rat.
Leominster & Fitchburg, MA Animal News Clip:
The opossum is one of the quirkiest and most numerous pest species to be found in the United States and Canada, and while it may look very cute it can actually be a significant pest if it isn't dealt with appropriately. Opossums are marsupials, and like kangaroos and koala bears, they actually carry their young in a pouch during the early weeks after birth. They also have one of the most interesting self defense mechanisms in nature, which is a genuinely different approach to avoid being killed by predators.
The opossum is a fairly large animal that is around the size of a large house cat, and usually has a white furry face with a pink nose and dark eyes. The rest of the body is covered in a gray fur, with darker fur covering the legs, with five pink toes on each foot. The opossum also has a fairly long tail around the same length as its body.
The reproductive process for the opossum is actually quite unusual, as the babies gestate for up to two weeks, but then spend between ten weeks and eighteen weeks before they are fully weaned and leave the pouch. Opossums are also remarkably resilient to poison, diseases and other conditions because of their lower body temperatures, which is not hospitable to most bacteria.
While the opossum does take up to eighteen weeks to leave its mother, the lifespan is relatively short, with few opossums living beyond four years old. The majority of baby opossums will only live for a short time, as there are relatively large numbers of babies born, with up to thirteen able to attach to a teat, with the remainder of the litter dying shortly after birth.
Habitat And Diet
Opossums do not naturally travel very far, and usually prefer to stay in the same area where possible. They are found in Central America, Mexico and many parts of the United States, and generally live where there is plenty of food, with fruit, meat and anything that they can scavenge from human garbage among the opossum's diet.
The most curious part of the animal's behavior is their tendency to 'play possum', when they are under threat, and what this means is that they play dead so effectively that they lose consciousness, foam at the mouth and the body becomes stiff, with the animals usually regaining consciousness a few hours later if they are unharmed.
If you need Leominster & Fitchburg raccoon removal, rat trapping, squirrel removal, or have any questions about a wildlife problem in Leominster & Fitchburg, please give Armstrong Pest Control a call at 978-401-4853, and we will listen to your problem, give you a price quote, and
schedule an appointment, usually same day or next day, to solve the problem.