Philadelphia Wildlife and Animal Removal

Philadelphia Wildlife Removal

We run a professional critter removal company servicing Philadelphia, PA. Call us any time to discuss your wild animal problem, and to schedule an appointment.

Pest Animal Removal Philadelphia - Wildlife Control

Welcome to Pest Animal Philadelphia! We are a wildlife removal company servicing Philadelphia, PA. We are a family-owned husband and wife team, and we hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethics, humane treatment of wildlife, and quality customer service. We do have some wonderful field technicians that assist us and expand our service range and availability, so we operate not just in Philly, but throughout Montgomery County and the surrounding areas, including Bucks County, and even Berks and Lehigh County. We are available 24/7 - animals don't take the weekend off, and neither do we! Call us any time to discuss your wildlife problem in southeast PA. We handle squirrels in attics, bat colonies, skunks under the shed, groundhogs burrowing in your garden, and much more. We also specialize in bird control, snake removal, and dead animal carcass removal. We repair wildife damage, and critter-proof your house so that no more animals can get back inside. Call us now at 215-995-5146 for your Philadelphia wildlife control needs.

About Pest Animal Philadelphia and Our Services:

We answer our phones 24/7.

Thorough inspection of your property and attic.

Nuisance wildlife trapping and removal.

We repair wildlife damage and prevent re-entry.

We offer attic cleanup and sanitation services.

Specializing in wildlife only - no poisons.

Licensed and insured in Pennsylvania

Experts in Pennsylvania bat removal from buildings.

Philadelphia raccoon removal and skunk removal.

Dead animal removal, inside and outside.

Philadelphia snake removal and prevention.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Our Service Range

Our Service Range

We do have some wonderful field technicians that assist us and expand our service range and availability, so we operate not just in Philly, but throughout Montgomery County and the surrounding areas, including Bucks County, and even Berks and Lehigh County. We service towns such as Norristown, Pottstown, King of Prussia, Lansdale, Willow Grove, Horsham, Montgomeryville, Ardmore, Harleysville, Audubon, Glenside, Sanatoga, Kulpsville, Conshohocken, Hatboro, Maple Glen, Souderton, Ambler, Plymouth Meeting, Blue Bell, Trooper, Collegeville, Levittown, Croydon, Bristol, Morrisville, Perkasie, Doylestown, Richboro, Telford, Sellersville, Bristol, Whitehall, Germantown, Chester, Drexel Hill, Quakertown, Pennsburg, Red Hill, Green Lane, East Greenville, west to Reading, and north to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton.

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About Raccoon Life and Habitat

Pennsylvania raccoons are abundant, and found crossways most of North America. Their numbers plus range have actually increased over the last fifty years, as with the loss of interest in raccoon hunting. Raccoons are wonder opportunists, and have modified well to town life. They are amongst the most ordinary species of nuisance wildlife found in cities as well as towns. Philadelphia raccoons prefer a habitat through small stands of trees and logs nearby to farm fields, and fresh/water close by. Raccoons are mammals covered in a thick silvery brown fur with distinctive markings on their face. They have a black “mask “around their eyes that protects their eyes from glaring light as they move around in the dark. This feature and their manual dexterity is the source of their nickname, “masked bandits” They have notoriously poor eyesight in light, and are believed to be colorblind, but their night vision is exceptional.

Their long banded tail of alternating black and brown is another unique characteristic. They have long slender fingers on their hands and feet that work much like human hands for grasping and opening things. They have no opposable thumb like primates, but unlike most carnivores, they lack webbing between their fingers, and the skin is very tactile and grips well. Their tactile characteristic is what causes them to “douse” or appear to clean their food before eating it. They are actually discarding unwanted bits using their great ability to ‘feel” the quality of the food. They also have a dual cooling system. Pennsylvania raccoons are able to control their body temperature by both sweating, and panting. Their bodies are 24-48 inches long, they stand about 1 foot high, and an adult weighs from 8-20 pounds depending on available food and time of year. Raccoons are noted for their high intelligence. They are able to accomplish many tasks that show a high level of cognizant skills. Several studies have shown that once a raccoon masters a task they are able to remember the solution for up to three years even if they have not repeated it during that time. Raccoons are nocturnal (preferring to move at night) and omnivorous. They are excellent hunter/gatherers, and will eat most everything: crayfish, bug, larvae, fruit, grains, invertebrates, small mammals, bird eggs, reptiles, amphibians, and most any crops. It is not uncommon to find raccoons prowling trashcans and dumpsters. Often-urban raccoons will {commute} to their favorite food sources by travelling through the sewers system Somehow, they always know the best spots to hit for a tasty meal.

Raccoons are in-taking machines and must put on wide reserves of fat in order to provide throughout the lean winter months. Though Pennsylvania raccoons do not lie dormant, they stay in their dens for a whole month at a time for the period of inclement weather, and must often go through winter with no eating at all. In extreme winter weather, several raccoons may come together for warmth. Raccoons do not build their own homes, but take advantage of a wide variety of empty spaces. While empty trees are a favorite nesting location, they are perfectly at home in your barns, attics, abandoned large forks in tree, nests, crawl spaces beneath houses and sheds, dumped vehicles, and most anywhere else they fit. Though normally a solitary animal, Philadelphia raccoons will come together to breed, stay warm in the winter, and use the “latrine". The spot used for a bathroom by raccoons is called a latrine. Several raccoons will have territories that overlap at a central latrine they all use. Reproduction begins in around December. Females typically give birth to one to six babies between April and May. Mothers are very defensive of their young and spend most of their time with them, leaving them only to forage. Females will often join in groups of 3-5 raccoons to protect each other from aggressive males during pregnancy. She will separate from her after about a year to eighteen months. Males and females only cohabitate for breeding.

Raccoons, like many wild animals, can carry more than a few bacterial diseases plus parasites that can be transmitted to humans as well as pets through a bite or the ingestion/breathing of Philadelphia raccoon waste. A quantity of diseases that can affect humans also pets include roundworm, salmonella, leptospirosis and rabies. One recorded case of human contracting rabies exists in North America, but they believed to infect many other animals including domestic dogs. Rabi raccoons will exhibit very odd behavior like coming out in the daylight, extreme aggressiveness, drooling or frothing at the mouth, and loud vocalizations. If you see, a raccoon with these systems STAY AWAY and contact animal control immediately! Raccoons are a wild animal, and like any wild creature should not be approached if you come across one. Never try to pick one up or pet it. If come across a den of babies, they are most likely not abandoned. Leave them alone! Chances are, mom is just out hunting somewhere nearby, and will not take kindly to you stealing her young. Raccoons are not known to be good pets, because despite their high intelligence, they do not wish to be trained nor domesticated.