If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Reading home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Pennsylvania wildlife removal only. This is a specialty business, and regular
pest control companies do not use the proper techniques to solve animal problems. I have spent many years reviewing Reading, and I recommend the following:
Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control
Cell Phone: 570-240-4883
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Berks County Animal Services: 610-921-2348
Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Pennsylvania also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control is specially trained in bat removal. They also perform general wildlife trapping services, such as the capture and removal of skunks or opossums on the
property. Call 570-240-4883
to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
- Specializes in wildlife removal, not pest control
- Fully Pennsylvania and Berks County licensed and insured
- Works 7 days per week (critters don't take weekends off)
- Performs full building inspections: enters and inspects attic
- Performs exclusion repairs, with guarantee against animal re-entry
- Offers cleanup of biohazardous wildlife waste
Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control is a full-service Reading wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Reading pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control performs a full inspection of the home or property, and determines why the animal(s) are there, and if inside a building, how the animals got inside. All
animals (including rodents) are trapped and removed, or if possible, removed from the building using special exclusion devices. Once the animals are gone, preventative repairs are essential, and
cleanup is sometimes recommended.
Reading wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Pennsylvania to trap without a license. Trap type is very important and there are many different types, bait is somewhat relevant, trap placement
is vital, and there are dozens of small things that are very important to know.
Safety is a concern. Then once the animal is trapped, it must be removed and dealt with in the proper manner according to Pennsylvania law. We offer Reading raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control. Many types of animals like to live in attics. This includes squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, bats, birds, and even possums. Critters like to go into attics for a safe place to live
and raise their young. Removing animals from attics is very complex work, partly because of the presence of baby animals. If you need Reading squirrel removal, we can remove all the squirrels from your attic, and seal out any future ones. Read more about how to get rid of squirrels.
Rodent control must be done in a very specific way. First off, the most important thing is that all the openings that rats and mice can use to enter a house be sealed. Then all the rodents must be physically trapped and removed.
Never, ever use poison! Most Reading exterminators will just use this lazy poison technique to kill rodents, and it causes more harm than good - dead stinky rats, and it doesn't solve the problem. Call us for correct Reading rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Pennsylvania is known to have colonizing bats who often live in buildings. Bats love attics. If not removed, the colony can grow to a very large size over the years. The bat droppings are often corrosive and
cause health risks. The same goes for bird droppings on or in buildings. We perform Reading pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Reading bat removal. We remove 100% of the bat colony and seal the building so that it's totally bat-proof. Read more about how to get rid of bats.
If you have animals inside a house, no job is complete without proper exclusion repairs. If you simply hire a Reading trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Reading wildlife control company that identifies 100% of the animal entry points
into your building, and seals them shut with professional repairs. In addition, in many cases animals have left waste or contamination behind, and you'll want a company that can provide professional cleaning services. Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control. We also trap and remove animals that destroy lawns, such as moles, or digging animals. Sometimes animals like opossums will live under buildings, steal pet food, raid garbage cans, etc.
Read about how to get rid of opossums
. Skunks commonly live under sheds or decks, and set up a den. We can trap and remove them without them spraying. Read about how to get rid of skunks
. Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control
also provides dead animal removal in Reading. If you need help with any other wildlife conflict, from a fox, beaver, groundhog, or any other critter, we can solve it. We also do Reading snake removal - most of the snakes in Pennsylvania are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Reading. And remember, we are a private business, not Berks County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 610-921-2348.
Berks County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control
Cell Phone: 570-240-4883
We service all of Berks County including Reading, Wyomissing, Blandon, Shillington, Birdsboro, Kutztown, Whitfield, Hamburg, Lorane, Pennside, West Reading, Reiffton, Fleetwood, Boyertown, Sinking Spring, Laureldale, West Wyomissing, Amity Gardens, Jacksonwald, Riverview Park, Mount Penn, Mohnton, Kutztown University, Kenhorst, Womelsdorf, Flying Hills, Hyde Park, Wernersville, Topton, Robesonia, West Hamburg, Leesport, Temple, St. Lawrence, West Lawn, Fox Chase, Lincoln Park, Grill, South Temple, Muhlenberg Park, Shoemakersville, New Berlinville, Oley, Greenfields, Alleghenyville, Bally, Colony Park, Stony Creek Mills, Spring Ridge, and more.
Reading Wildlife Tip #1:
What health risk is associated with not cleaning up your attic after an animal? - When it comes to wild animals, you can never really be too careful, especially when you take into consideration the sheer amount of diseases that the animal can bring along with it. Although rabies is not the usual concern with humans versus animals, there are still diseases, pathogens and parasites that you will need to be wary of, and in many cases, studies have long since shown that you don't even need to be face to face with the animal, or even in contact with it, to catch any number of nasty bugs that you certainly wouldn't want! It has been shown that you can catch diseases from wild animals like the animal in other ways than mentioned above. For example, the skin and fur cells left behind can easily transfer nasty bugs, as well as the urine and poop and even scent markings that have been left behind by the animal from scent glands on the chest, chin and anus in order to mark territories. There are so many nasty things that you can get from an animal that it just doesn't make sense to ignore the droppings and mess that the animal will leave behind. In most cases, it would be highly advisable to call upon the help of a professional to ensure that the job has indeed been done properly. Things like fleas, mites and ticks can easily be transferred, especially to family pets, and that is before you even begin to think about really nasty diseases such as toxoplasmosis, TB, leptospirosis and also things such as roundworm.
Reading Wildlife Tip #2:
Ways To Prevent Wild animals Under House - There are many areas of the country that have many properties with crawlspaces and cavities underneath, and if these are left unprotected they can often make for a welcoming potential home for an wild animal. These cavities provide shelter from the elements and are also very dark during the day which allows the wild animal to sleep. Unfortunately, having an wild animal in such close proximity to your home means that they will often be hunting for food in your yard or garden first, and the digging and burrowing under the property can also cause other types of damage too. In terms of stopping all this from happening, one of the best ways is to seal off any access to the area under the house. If this is a cavity that has been incorporated into the design then using a solid wire fence is a good solution, and some of these products will also include a gate access for maintenance purposes. However, if the space under the property is simply a large hole that has been dug out previously, then the best approach is to fill this in and repair it so that it isn't just filled in with loose soil that would be easy to dig for an wild animal.
Pennsylvania Wildlife Information:
Pennsylvania State bird: Ruffed grouse
State mammal: White-tailed deer
tate insect: 7-spotted ladybug, Pennsylvania firefly
State fish: Brook trout
You can find a variety of landscapes in Pennsylvania, though the majority of the state is covered in forest. Pennsylvania has a fair amount of flat land and a fair amount of mountainous land. No matter where you go, you are bound to run into wildlife. Warm-loving animals will not be so inclined to live in this state, though the southern region has more mild temperatures than the mountainous north. Because of the slight temperature difference, snakes and amphibians are more populous in the south. Rattlesnakes, one of the venomous snakes in the state, are only found in the lower aspect of Pennsylvania. Smaller snakes, like the garter snake, make their home just about anywhere they can find.
Reptiles aren't the only critters that like Pennsylvania. The state has hundreds of sheltered ponds and lakes, and this promotes a healthy population of beavers, otters, and muskrats. Other semi-aquatic animals include the snapping turtle and the common water snake.
Of predators, Pennsylvania has only two large mammalian carnivores. The black bear and coyote are at the top of the food chain in this state, though there have been numerous sightings of mountain lions over the last decade. The state's Department of Fish and Game adamantly dismisses the rumors, and has been able to disprove most of the sightings. Still, many residents feel there is a breeding population of the large cats somewhere in the state. Black bear, though destructive when they find a bird feeder or an open garbage can, are not seen as commonly as coyotes. There has been a large increase in the coyote population; likely due to almost no predation and ample supply of white-tailed deer and other small game. Because of the abundance of wildlife, coyotes are usually only problematic if they are in an urban area. In this setting, the canines can become bold and dangerous, threatening house pets and small children.
Still, the most popular home invaders in Pennsylvania are of a much smaller size. Raccoons and squirrels are always on the hunt for an empty attic, and rats and mice will take any opportunity to sneak into a home. Woodchucks are just as common and irritating; the stout creatures quickly moving in under unprotected decks and patios.
If homeowners are really unlucky, they will forget to secure their pet door at night and will wake up to find a porcupine has entered the house looking for cat food.
You can always call Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control, any time of day, at 570-240-4883, for a price quote for Reading wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Reading, PA.