Monday, May 26, 2008

33 lb.raccoon brings me back to the good old days. Middle School!

Raccoon season is a great time of year for me, I always enjoy the challenge of removing the juvenile raccoons from chimneys, attics, and wall voids. Raccoon calls always seem to send us away with a funny or amazing story that we, as wildlife professionals, can brag about.

Last week I got a call about a raccoon in the East Bridgewater Middle School dumpster. I was overly excited to respond asap on this one, not only because it is a great feeling to get a full grown raccoon on the end of a noose but also because this is the school I attended as a child. It was your average coon removal call but in my home town and the timing could not have worked out any better. I was on Central Street in E.B. when I got the call headed to a bat job in Pembroke, I simply turned into the parking lot 7 minutes after the call. As I approached the dumpster I noticed this raccoon was huge and needed to be extra cautious but move quickly. The maintenance guys informed me that the kids would be coming out the back door very soon and all I could picture was a 33lb. raccoon running amongst the kids leaving school. Needless to say everything went perfectly and only a few of the bus drivers got to see the show. Check out the bend in the noose as I pulled him out of the dumpster on the video below.

That story by far is not the craziest raccoon story I have but check back in a couple weeks I have a good one about Steve, a Precision Wildlife tech, chasing a mother raccoon through a tree! Oh and he got her.

For more information about raccoon removal visit our raccoon removal page.


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Pigeons take over in Boston's North End

Boston's north end is known nation wide for its hundreds of great restaurants and historical value. If I were a pigeon the the north end of Boston would be the spot I would choose to. Plenty of shelter between those historical buildings, thousands of perch able ledges, and food, food, and more food.

I visited this site early fall of 2007 only to see an alley way full of pigeon droppings, nests, and pigeon eggs. It was so bad the residents in the buildings could not open their windows because they were afraid of disease and bacteria. I left the site with my measurements and pictures and prepared a plan for a solution and its cost, understanding that this was going to be a huge project.

After numerous phone calls talking with the customers to explain our plan and the costs and how it would benefit all the residents adjacent to this infested alley I was fairly confident that we would be rewarded the job. Even though I was pretty sure that Precision Wildlife would be helping these Boston residents with their pigeon problem I understood that with projects of this magnitude and so many involved, many different opinions can sometimes alter the decision.

In late February of 2008 we got the call that we were to move forward with the project. The project outlined was to completely clean and sanitize the alley affected and completely net it off to prevent further infestation. The buildings, 2 of them, stood 5 stories high, had an opening of literally 2 feet to gain access, making setup and working conditions a lot less than ideal. Throughout the job we had some great views of Boston, some awesome lunches, and the satisfaction of seeing a job well done.

I made a follow up call last week to talk with Betsy, the one who had coordinated things for us, she informed me that a resident told her they had cooked breakfast the other morning with the windows open for the first time in years. I was thrilled to hear that what we had done was noticed in many more ways than one!

For more information on our bird removal services visit our website

Or give us a call 1-877-WILD-PROS


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Easter Egg Hunt Mystery.

Easter for most is such an enjoyable time of the year. As adults it means that spring is right around the corner, days are longer, and we're more than likely not going to see any more significant snow in the New England area (Red Sox opening day is soon). We also gather with family and friends to enjoy each others company and nice a holiday meal. As a child the anticipation of The Easter Bunny's arrival fills them with excitement while they wonder what kinds of treats he might leave for them.

My favorite part of Easter a child was always the Easter egg hunt. I could not wait to run around and grab up all the eggs I could find filled with quarters, chocolate, or whatever surprise it might hold. For this reason I was overly excited to head to our aunt and uncle's house this past Saturday for their Easter egg hunt with 60 eggs. No I wasn't going to hunt for the eggs but we got to see our boys Jake-5 and Josh-3 run around with their nephews Tyler and Jordan all on their first Easter egg hunt.

What does this have to do with wildlife? Well its kind of a stretch but comically ironic non the less seeing that I own and operate a wildlife control company. Now remember that there were 60 eggs placed by my uncle Bob, he did not miscount.

After all the eggs had been rounded we noticed that the majority of the 40 or so eggs had been chewed at either end. Oh yeah and did I mention there where only 40 or so? After the adults had looked and we could not find another egg I decided to jump on the rock wall at the edge of the wood line and what I saw was comical. It appeared the squirrels had not only chewed the eggs in the yard but they had taken 15 or so into the woods and behind uncle Bob's shed. The funny part is that they took and chewed all these eggs in less than one hour. The eggs had been put out at 10 a.m. and the hunt started at 11 a.m. Not bad for a days work.

Precision Wildlife offered our services to track down the culprits and hold them to the fullest extent of the law but aunt Joan and uncle Bob declined to press charges and will continue to feed the squirrels, birds, wild turkeys, deer, raccoons, and chipmunks. O.K. she has a lot of bird feeders but we enjoy them.

Moral of the story: Use ceramic eggs for your Easter egg hunts!


Monday, March 17, 2008

Precision Wildlife launches new blog!

Welcome to our wildlife removal blog where we will share comical, weird, crazy, and amazing stories about different aspects of our business.

On a daily basis our offices receive numerous phone calls from people all over New England about a variety of animal problems.

What happens when you combine a huge selection of unpredictable wildlife calls and peoples ever constant fascination of human to animal interaction?.....
We get a lot of questions.....craziest animal?....ever been bit?.....Ever been sprayed by a skunk?....and we here everyone elses wildlife stories!

Well I love the questions and after almost a decade of wildlife removal I still enjoy everyone elses stories. What better of a business to become so easily interactive with kids, adults, customers, non-customers, whoever. Most seem to be so interested in animals and there unpredictability.

This fascination and unpredictability will be what draws you to this wildlife blog. Our technicians and I will be highlighting stories that you might find of interest or amazement, and then again some stories might just be bizarre. Feel free to reply or ask questions about wildlife, animals or anything else you feel might be related to our field. Enjoy!◦


Related Posts with Thumbnails