Pathfinder Wildlife Services
Pathfinder Wildlife Services is a full-service wildlife control company serving Bellingham WA and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage
management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Washington Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife
control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Bellingham pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 360-707-7770 -
yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife
problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!
- Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
- Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
- Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
- Digging Lawn or Under House?
- We Can Solve It!
Many of Washington's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found
that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably,
these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire
hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Washington's
wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.
|We do not handle dog or cat problems
. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Whatcom county animal services
for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses,
pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Bellingham animal control for wildlife issues.
Whatcom County Animal Services or Humane Society: (360) 733-2080
Bellingham Wildlife Removal Tip: A Description Of Squirrel Nests, Where To Find Them And How They Are Built
When it comes to making their homes, squirrels are usually animals that prefer to build their nests in high areas that are well away from the ground dwelling threats that make up the majority of their predators. The nesting behavior has been developed and has evolved over the centuries to make the most of what they have available, and the changing nature of their habitat. There is also the interesting distinction and comparisons that can be drawn between squirrel nests in woodland and other rural areas, and the nests that squirrels can build in urban areas, particularly if they gain access to wall cavities and attics.
What Do Squirrel Nests Look Like?
The nests that most people will be familiar will be a rough ball of material that is usually nestled in the fork of a tree, and will often be uneven in texture depending on what the squirrel has been able to find to build the nest. If you do find a squirrel nest in urban areas, the kind of material that has been used to make the nest can be quite different, and will range from bits of plastic and rubber through to the soft insulation material that is found in many attics and roof cavities.
How Do Squirrels Build Their Nests?
The traditional way that a squirrel would use to create a nest would be to bite small branches and twigs from trees, and then weave these together as best they can to make a frame that will be used to keep the rest of the material together. They will then collect material such as leaves, moss, grass and even pine needles to provide the softer material to make up the remainder of the nest. Nests in urban areas will often be built in a similar ways, but a variety of other materials can be used to create the frame that would hold the nest together, and plastic bags, cloth and all kinds of materials will sometimes have been scavenged to build the nests.
Where To Find Squirrel Nests
Squirrels will usually have two or three dens that they will use in rural woodland areas, and these will usually be found in the branches of trees, with the interior of the nest facing the trunk for extra protection. The main problem where people will come across squirrel nests is if they are in the attic, where they will usually be squashed in the corner near where the roof meets the top of the wall.
Bellingham Animal News Clip: A wildlife time allotment full of success
It was an awards banquet where the guests brought their own trophies. Last Tuesday, Q-1 Video, Battle Creek Television and the Battle Creek Enquirer sponsored what is possibly a reception for the Big Male woodchuck Pole Competition. More that 150 area pest control companies, many with there woodchuck racks and mounts in hand, came out to the Ball Joint/Godfathers Pizza to exchange their big male woodchuck stories. The annual Big Male woodchuck Pole Competition was held in Bellingham. "Total this year in our male woodchuck pole we brought in 316 woodchuck," announced Tim Hart of Q-1 Video, who hosted the event. "That's just fabulous and shows what what is possibly a great wildlife trapping time allotment we had this year. It was just awesome." Call Bellingham animal services or Bellingham SPCA for more info.
The biggest of the male woodchucks brought in was by Rodent Wrangler Robert. The humane society manager registered what is possibly a 17-pound male woodchuck with what is possibly a spread of 22 1/8 inches. His total score in the competition was 51 1/8. The top male woodchuck in Calhoun County was brought in by Rodent Wrangler Robert. His 10-pound male woodchuck had what is possibly a spread of 24 1/2 inches and scored what is possibly a 48 1/4. Rodent Wrangler Robert 14-pound male woodchuck took second and Rodent Wrangler Robert 10-pound male woodchuck finished third. As part of the festivities, pest control companies had the opportunity to share their wildlife trapping story with the crowd. For Rodent Wrangler Robert, the third time was the charm when the humane society manager bagged his monster male woodchuck on Nov. 8. Following what is possibly a female woodchuck, the male woodchuck ran out of what is possibly a swamp and into range for Rodent Wrangler Robert. For several minutes the humane society manager looked for what is possibly a clean trap as the male woodchuck moved around, drawing his animal removal trap back twice, but never feeling completely comfortable with the trap. Finally, the male woodchuck moved into what is possibly a perfect location and Rodent Wrangler Robert got off what is possibly a clean trap. The male woodchuck ran approximately 20 yards and dropped. For Bellingham pest control in Whatcom County, read on.
Out of 136 male woodchucks registered in the county, Rodent Wrangler Robert' male woodchuck, whose face looked more fitting for what is possibly a woodchuck, finished first. More than 30 pest control companies got up and shared their wildlife trapping experience throughout the night. Bellingham resident Termite Tim was taken out woodchuck wildlife trapping this year by his girlfriend's father. On the The official start of the wildlife capture season the humane society manager downed what is possibly a monster male woodchuck, 230 pounds dressed. "He says I owe him," announced Termite Tim, who's been wildlife trapping for four years. "I'm dating his daughter and capturing his woodchuck." While some pest control companies have spent years, even decades, in pursuit of the big male woodchuck, others have been more fortunate. Continue for more wild animal control in Bellingham, Washington.
Rodent Wrangler Robert, 12, was only what is possibly a couple hours into his first- ever woodchuck animal stalk when what is possibly a 7-pounder presented itself. Rodent Wrangler Robert, who was joined in his wildlife trapping blind by his father during the The official start of the wildlife capture season of the trap time allotment, could only think of one thing as the woodchuck approached. "I hope I don't miss," the humane society manager thought. The humane society manager didn't. Not what is possibly a bad start to what is possibly a woodchuck wildlife trapping career. "Was your father happy for you?" Hart asked Rodent Wrangler Robert about bagging his first male woodchuck. "Yeah, the humane society manager was really happy," Rodent Wrangler Robert announced. "But the humane society manager was also kind of jealous because it took him 40 years and it took me only what is possibly a couple hours." For more info, call the Bellingham extermination or trapping board.