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Dunbar Pest Control - Critter Removal in Washington County, NY

Washington County Wildlife Control & Pest Animal Removal
In the County, NY

Dunbar Pest Control
Contact - 518-300-4992

Please, no calls about DOG or CAT problems. Call animal services: (518) 798-3500

  Dunbar Pest Control is an Owner Operated pest control company serving Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Washington, and Warren counties in upstate New York. Business owner Nicholas Dunbar has worked in the pest control industry for over 10 years and has worked in the construction industry for 15 years. With this experience you can guarantee your home will be fixed properly. Nick strives to bring you the best service possible customized to fit your needs and your budget. We pride ourselves on our ability to work personally with each customer with no call center or Large office. Our one step process keeps things simple for the consumer and does not allow information to get lost in the shuffle between receptionist and technician. We back all of our work with a warranty that will get rid of your pests and keep them gone for good!     
Dunbar Pest Control provides professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Washington County in New York. 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 Washington County snake removal. Our New York 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 Dunbar Pest Control a call at 518-300-4992
There are many Washington County pest control companies, but most deal with extermination of insects. We deal strictly with wild animals, such as raccoon, skunk, opossum, and more. Dunbar Pest Control differs from the average Washington County 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.
Washington County 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 Washington County 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 New York state licensed. We are highly experienced in Washington County raccoon removal, squirrel removal, bat control, and more.
We at Dunbar Pest Control believe we are the best Washington County trappers of wildlife, and would be happy to serve your Washington County 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 Washington County 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 Washington County 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 New York 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 518-300-4992 for a price quote and more information.

Remember, we at Dunbar 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 the 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 the County that provides assistance with wild animals.

the County Animal Services, NY:
(518) 798-3500

Washington County Wildlife Tip:
What Is A Rat's Natural Diet?

One of the biggest influences that has been found on the rat's natural diet is the fact that so many rats in the modern world actually live in urban area, and the diet that rats find in the wild will be very different to what they will eat in urban areas. Rats are natural foragers, and whatever habitat they live in they can eat both meat and vegetables, with the majority of people only really considering a rat's diet when they have a rat infestation themselves.

The Connection Between Habitat And Diet

Because rats have a very flexible dietary system that can process almost any type of food, the area in which the rat is living can mean their diet will vary significantly depending on what food sources they can find. The type of food that is discarded by humans or stored in barns in different parts of the world can also lead to a different type of diet for the animal.

The Diet Of A Norway Rat

Also known as the brown rat, the Norway rat is one of the most adaptable animals of all in terms of its diet, although in rural areas cereals will play a big role in the total amount of food that the rat will eat. There are also a wide variety of other foods the rat can eat, including eggs and corn, while there are also rat colonies that can catch fish or shellfish from shallow waters in some parts of the country.

A Black Rat's Diet

Much like the brown rat, a black rat can be quite flexible in terms of what it eats, with common food sources including seeds, fruit, small insects and animals. Even in rural areas these rats will eat almost any human food stores they can get to, which means that meal products designed for cows, chicken and domestic pets are all among the diet for black rats.

Urban Foraging

The adaptability of both main rat species means they can forage successfully in urban areas, and garbage is one of the biggest sources of food that these rats will use when they are exploring around the city. Food that is dropped on the floor or thrown into the gutter can also be a useful source, while rats will often find their way into pet food stores and other stores in sheds and outbuildings.  
Washington County, NY Animal News Clip:
What Is A Rat's Mating Habits?

Rats have evolved significantly over the centuries that they have spent living alongside humans, and the reliance on scavenging from what is leftover by people has made rats dependable on finding those food sources. Mating is an important part of the life cycle for any species, and the expression 'breeding like rats' is one that reflects the sheer number of young that a rat can have over a year and over a lifetime. Whether you are dealing with a rat infestation or want to know more about when the rats are going to be active and will have their young in the nest, the mating habits play a big role in this area.

Do Rats Have Mating Seasons?

One of the key influences that human interaction has had on the evolution of rats is that the species no longer has mating seasons in the traditional sense, as food sources around people are available throughout the year. Because breeding in summer no longer has the benefits of an abundance of food, rats have developed to breed throughout the most of the year, and this means that females can have several litters per year. The additional consequence of this is that in areas where there are particularly good conditions, this means that the rat population can multiply very quickly.

Black Rat Mating Habits

The black rat is relatively quick when it comes to the process leading from mating to birth, and the animals are not monogamous, so one male can breed with several other rats in a relatively short period of time. The peak breeding season is in the summer, but in areas with mild winters they can breed throughout the year, with the female usually giving birth after around three weeks. These rats will give birth in a nest, and will lay a litter of between five and ten baby rats, and these are blind and hairless when they are born, although they will leave the nest after around three months.

Norway Rat Mating Habits

While the gestation period for Norway rats is similar to that of the black rat, the litters are slightly larger with between seven and fourteen babies each, with up to five litters a year produced by the female. One of the interesting aspects of the rat population is that it can respond to a change in its surroundings, with the rats shown to be able to increase the frequency of their reproductive behavior if there is a threat that is killing off many rats.   If you need Washington County raccoon removal, rat trapping, squirrel removal, or have any questions about a wildlife problem in Washington County, please give Dunbar Pest Control a call at 518-300-4992, 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.
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