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 offer custom animal control solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether it be the noises of squirrels running through the attic, a colony of bats living in a building, animals digging in your yard, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon or other critter, we have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your problem. For a consultation and price quote, give us a call at 518-300-4992
Click here to check our prices updated for year 2020. There are many Washington County pest control companies for animals out there, but not all of them are licensed and insured professionals. Make sure that you hire a competent expert for your Washington County exterminator of wildlife. At Dunbar Pest Control, we will be courteous and friendly and take the time to answer your questions. Give our Washington County trappers at Dunbar Pest Control a call, and we will listen to your problem, and make an appointment to perform an inspection. Feel free to email us at email@example.com
Resources for free wildlife removal in Washington County
If you can't afford our pro wildlife work, you can try these agencies for free wildlife removal:
the County Animal Services: (518) 798-3500
New York Wildlife Commission: 518-402-8920
Washington County Police Department: 518-747-4011
These agencies will only help with certain types of wildlife problems, and they are not always consistent. If you want a high quality of help done right, call our company.
New York is full of wildlife, including snakes, squirrels, raccoons, skunks, opossums, and more. Wildlife removal is a complex field. I recommend professional Washington County wildlife control services if you want to solve a critter problem legally and correctly. For example, we specialize in animals in the attic, which have broken into the house and almost always have a nest of baby animals. It is necessary to perform correct preventative repairs to keep pest animals a out of your house for good. We perform full building inspection, do the the repairs and we also offer attic decontamination if necessary. Rats and mice love to live in attics, and can chew wires or leave droppings. Some Washington County animals frequently enter homes, and correct removal is not a simple task.
DOG or CAT: If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local
the County Animal Control
for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, vaccinations, licenses,
pet adoption, lost pets, and more. If you have a wildlife problem, you can try calling the the County animal control, and see what they have to
say, but they will certainly not help you with a complex wildlife problem such as critters in your attic. They are a free government agency that
helps with dog and cat issues only.
the County Animal Services: (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.
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 Control 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.
We are Washington County wildlife management experts, and are familiar with all the pest animals, including all species of New York snakes and
bats. We at Dunbar Pest Control are the best among Washington County nuisance wildlife companies and can solve all animal damage issues. Our wildlife operators are skilled at bird control and
bat removal, and would be happy to serve your Washington County bat control or pigeon and bird control needs with a professional solution. Opossums, skunks, moles, and other animals
that can damage your lawn - we are the exterminators who can capture and remove them. Our specialty is removal of animals in homes such as raccoons in the attic or squirrels in the attic.
Our professional pest management of wildlife and animals can solve all of your Washington County
critter capture and control needs. Give us a call at 518-300-4992 for a price quote and more information.
If you have any questions about a wildlife problem in Washington County, or wildlife removal in the 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.