Bridgeport CT Animal Control
NCS Wildlife is a full-service wildlife control company serving Bridgeport CT 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 Connecticut 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 Bridgeport pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 203-635-4650 - 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 Connecticut'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 Connecticut'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 Fairfield 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 Bridgeport animal control for wildlife issues.
Fairfield County Animal Services or Humane Society: 203-576-7727
The Virginia or the common Opossum, also colloquially referred to as "Possum" is native to Canada and the United States. It is an incredibly adaptable, cat-sized marsupial mammal, and is found in a large range of habitats, from busy urban areas to isolated woodlands. They happily make their meals out of garbage or road kill. By nature they are generally solitary, but opossum mothers are used to spending a lot of time in caring of their child.
Opossums are marsupials; it means that they have varying reproductive physiological features than other mammals. The reproductive system of the female opossum is split into two that results in two completely separate birth canals as well as two uteri. They have a fur-lined marsupium or a pouch outside of their body to nurse and shelter their young ones. This makes them different from other mammals, as other mammals have placenta inside the uterus to fully gestate their young ones.
The breeding system of the opossum can last for almost a full year - from January to November - depending on location. The fertility cycle of the female goes between 17 to 38 days and it can have up to seven such breeding cycles in a single season. A female opossum can give birth to two litters per year, on the other hand, a male opossum can successfully mate with multiple females in the same breeding season.
Gestation and Birth:
The gestation period of the female opossum lasts for weeks. The short gestation period is very common in marsupials as their young are developed mostly outside the womb. Generally, an opossums' litter is comprised of 10 to 20 infants. The newborns are extremely small in size, almost equivalent to a size of honeybee and they have no sight, hearing, or fur as well at the time of birth. It is estimated by the National Geographic Society that only about half of the newborn survive. The newborn opossums travel from the birth canal to the pouch of their mother, immediately after birth where they are nursed and continue developing.
A mother opossum usually keeps her newborn in her pouch for about two months after the birth. In the meantime they remain attached full-time with the teat to be fed. After a certain time their senses start developing and they begin venturing outside the mother's pouch for short periods. After some time the young become big enough to stay in the pouch and now they start spending the time on the back of their mother. They use their opposable thumbs to grasp the mother's fur while she travels. The young opossum usually spend three months with their mother before they become fully independent.
The draft Connecticut rodent Management Plan outlines goals for exact number of rodents, habitat, damage and recreation through 2015. Here are some of the objectives under each goal: Exact number of rodents: Update exact number of rodents objectives every other year starting in January 2007. Meet exact number of rodents objectives within five years after they are updated. Habitat: Promote rodent habitat management compatible with the needs of diverse native wildlife species and humans on private and public lands. Damage: Quantify rodent impacts in a range of areas - agricultural, vehicular, forestry, etc. - by 2010. Continue a management program for urban rodent. Implement a program to manage rodent-vehicle collisions by 2010. Read on for more information about animal control in Bridgeport, Connecticut.