Porcupines chewing on wood trim or trees? Porcupines, sometimes called "porkies" or "quill pigs," are heavy-bodied, short-legged, slow, and awkward rodents, with a waddling gait. They rely on their sharp, barbed quills (up to 30,000 per individual) for defense. Call your local Critter Control office today at 800 CRITTER for effective porcupine removal and exclusion services.
How To Identify Porcupine Problems
Porcupines are easily recognized by the barbed tipped quills located on its head, back and tail. They can also be identified by loud grunts and moans made during the fall breeding season. Porcupines walk in a slow, leisurely manner and are most active at night but can be seen during the day forging for food. Their long sharp claws on front and hind feet allow them to climb tall trees.
The Porcupine is a nocturnal, solitary animal that wanders in woody areas along deciduous and coniferous forests. They will often make dens in caves, hollowed logs, rockslides, old buildings and thick timber downfalls. These resourceful critters are very adaptable and can be found in open tundra, dessert and rangeland.
Porcupines are shy creatures and will rarely gain entry to your home or place of business. However, Porcupines will wander around less developed areas in search of food. Decks, crawl spaces, sheds and abandoned structures provide excellent dens for a porcupine. They pose a serious threat to pets and live stock. If you have heard or seen signs of porcupines near your home or business you should call a Critter Control porcupine expert.
What To Do Before An Porcupine Specialist Arrives
Porcupine Control and Safety
An untrained property owner should not confront a Porcupine. This animal may appear quite shy and inoffensive, but its natural instinct is to defend itself with its quills when threatened. If you think you have a Porcupine problem, contact your local Critter Control office for Porcupine removal and Porcupine control to prevent future Porcupine damage.
Contact a Critter Control Porcupine Specialist
Porcupine removal and professional Porcupine prevention services should be contacted as soon as a Porcupine issue is identified. Call 1-800-CRITTER (274-8837)
What To Expect Once An Porcupine Technician Arrives
Porcupine Trapping and Removal
Critter Control Technicians are Certified Wildlife Specialists, with the knowledge and tools to get rid of your Porcupine problem. Critter Control offices practice humane Porcupine removal techniques, that ensure the safe capture and release of your Porcupine issue. Our Critter Control Porcupine removal professionals are trained in Porcupine removal, Porcupine trapping, Porcupine control and in how to identify Porcupine problems and prevent future Porcupine damage.
Porcupines in the yard pose a great threat to pets. Their quills are extremely sharp and barbed at the tip. It is very common for dogs to get quills stuck in their snout and chest when excited by intruding porcupines. Without proper treatment and removal quills can dig deeper penetrating skin and potentially cause infection. Porcupines can cause considerable damage as they occupy property, leaving behind feces and urine. Critter Control’s specialists can help with Porcupine damage repair and prevention.
Porcupine Problem Prevention and Repair
Upon Porcupine removal, a Critter Control Porcupine expert will assess any damage to your home and identify other potential Porcupine entry points.
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