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Types of Wildlife and Animal Problems in Scranton, PA

Scranton Wildlife Control Info

If you need a professional wildlife trapper in Scranton, PA call Ace Bat and Wildlife Control: 570-904-8590

Pennsylvania State bird: Ruffed grouse
State mammal: White-tailed deer
State insect: 7-spotted ladybug, Pennsylvania firefly
State fish: Brook trout

Pennsylvania is one of the most populated states, but most of the residents are squeezed onto a little more than half the state, leaving the other half sparsely populated. This is usually okay with most people in the state; city-lovers can have their skyscrapers, and the peace-loving hermits can have their mountainous solitude. Once you enter Pennsylvania, you find a more uniform climate, though the southern part of the state will always be subject to warmer weather than the northern region. Despite the temperature differences, Pennsylvania gets a fair amount of snow, and the portion near Lake Erie can average over 100 inches a year.

The state is mostly forest with the exception of what mankind has carved into farmland, and because of this, most of the animals seen in the state are those that love being under cover of trees. As you might expect, raccoons are still one of the most common pest animals. Many other forest animals give the raccoon a run for its money in this state, however, and skunks, woodchucks, porcupines, bear, squirrels, chipmunks, and opossums are only a few potential home invaders.

It is so common to see wild animals in this area of the country that most folks living in the rural areas of the state know they need to take certain precautions against garbage raiders. Bears are notoriously brave in problem areas, but it's the skunks and raccoons that can be the most frequent visitors to your unprotected trash.

Living so close to trees also means having an inevitable squirrel visitation. They key is to make sure your home is as sealed as possible. If you live near trees, squirrels will find you. The same can be true of chipmunks, but these little guys almost never decide to live inside the home itself.

Pennsylvania also has an issue with wild hogs. The population of these dangerous, aggressive creatures has boomed over the last decade, and the hogs are so densely populated that have begun to spread north. Traps for wild hogs are not unlike repeater traps for large volumes of rats. Using a funnel system, the hogs are corralled and then shipped out of the area or handled appropriately by the local authorities.

Rumor has it that a new population of cougars has appeared in Pennsylvania, though the Department of Fish and Game denies any evidence of such.
  Scranton Raccoons: This masked animal is fairly common in Scranton, PA. They frequently raid trash cans and steal pet food. They also often choose to live in the attic or chimney of your home. One of Pennsylvania's beautiful animals, but often a nuisance. We offer Scranton raccoon removal.
  Scranton Squirrels: Squirrels are often a pest in Scranton. They love to live in an attic, and will chew on wood or electrical wires. They are agile creatures, and live throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Call Ace Bat and Wildlife Control if you need squirrel removal in Scranton.
  Scranton Opossum: You may spot this animal in Scranton at night time, perhaps rooting through your garbage. This opportunistic animal will take your pet's food or live under your porch. The possum is a great Pennsylvania survivor, and not all that ugly.
  Scranton Snakes: There are many species of snakes in Scranton, but few are venomous. If you need help identifying snakes of Pennsylvania, browse this site or give us a call at 570-904-8590. We at Ace Bat and Wildlife Control can provide Scranton snake control any time you need us.
  Scranton Rat Control: The Norway Rat, Roof Rat, and House Mouse inhabit most areas of North America that people inhabit, including most Pennsylvania cities. They contaminate food and love to live in the walls or attic of a home. Ace Bat and Wildlife Control can get rid of them once and for all.
  Scranton Bats: Bats are special animals, and found throughout Pennsylvania. They are good creatures and eat a lot of insects, but if you have an infestation of bats in your home or building, you can give us a call for professional Scranton bat removal and control.
We are experts with all kinds of PA wildlife. If you need Scranton pigeon control, geese or other bird removal, we can help. We are experts with skunks and skunk problems, digging animals such as moles, armadillos, & groundhogs, and we offer Pennsylvania beaver control and removal. Ace Bat and Wildlife Control also provides dead animal removal services. 570-904-8590

ACE Bat and Wildlife Control has been helping people in the area since 1978, and today, we continue to be the most preferred and respected business in the area. We are licensed, insured, and more than ready to exceed your expectations. Do you wish to find more information on our raccoon and bat control solutions? Feel free to give us a call whenever you can, and we will be delighted to help. We service most of northeastern and central Pennsylvania, including the entire Pocono Mountains region. We specialize in bat control, but also handle all wildlife species. We service most of northeast PA, including the counties, Lackwanna, Lucerne, Wayne, Schuchill, Wyoming, Susquehanna, Carbon, Lycoming, Montour, Tyoga, Bradford, and Clinton. 

Scranton Wildlife Tip
Do opossums have rabies?
Of course, you want to make sure that your household pets are well looked after and cared for, and one of the duties as a loving pet owner, is to make sure that it doesn't contract any deadly or dangerous diseases from wild animals. However, sometimes it can be very difficult to keep your pet away from creatures such as the ugly looking opossum, simply because they have a tendency to walk into your yard at night and wreak havoc while you are sleeping!

One of the biggest concerns with wild animals, and especially with the opossum, is the threat of rabies. Of course, one of the easies things that you can do to ensure that your pets are safe is to have them vaccinated - something that is very easy to do at your local Vet. Any mammal has the capability of having or getting rabies, but with the case of the opossum, it would seem as if they were somewhat immune to the disease. According to statistics, the chances of an opossum having rabies is actually very rare, and it is believed that this may have something to do with the fact that the body temperature of the animal is very low, usually between 94 and 97 degrees Fahrenheit, which in turn means that the virus will find it very difficult to survive in the cold temperature.

However, regardless of what the statistics say - very rare - there is a chance that the animal will have rabies, which mans caution should always be taken when the animal is on your property, whether it is with your children, your pets, or even yourself. 
Scranton, PA Wildlife News Clip:
Wildlife - Giving shelter to Scranton Animals

Snake Woman encourages those who share their views to volunteer. "If you really truly believe we're all God's creatures and deserve help, you can see that progress and habitat can go hand-in-hand. You can help animals and the environment." Pennsylvania has an abundance of wildlife, and Scranton is no exception.

Especially needed are cupboards, preferably dark wood and in good shape; and Raccoon, Opossum & Squirrel meat. The facility went through 825 pounds of Raccoon, Opossum & Squirrel meat last year. Since Raccoon Zoo is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit facility, any money or items you give are tax-deductible. Although several species of wildlife roam Scranton, only a few, such as raccoons and squirrels and rats are considered pest wildlife.

The Squirrel and Rat People have been rehabbing for more than 20 years and opened the facility behind their home in 2000. They gave educational programs to schools, businesses and Scouting groups; built large pens; started taking in birds of prey; and saw a growing need for services. Raccoon Zoo developed over kitchen-table discussions. Pennsylvania has many reptiles, and it's important to be able to identify Scranton snake species and mammals.

Believe it or not, despite having no paid employees and many animals and pens to be maintained, both Squirrel and Rat People also have full-time jobs. Nearly two-thirds of Karen's check earned as a registered nurse for Crusader Clinic goes right back into the facility. Steve is an electrician. Remember to treat the wild animals of Scranton, Pennsylvania, with respect and care.


You're still reading this page? We do not operate Scranton wildlife rescue, but are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in Scranton to solve your problem for you, call Ace Bat and Wildlife Control: 570-904-8590 and they can help you with your Scranton wildlife problem.
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