Welcome to Pest Animal Removal Westchester! We are a wildlife removal company servicing Westchester, NY. Do you want to know what we do? Our company removes animals that destroy your lawn, such as moles, or other digging animals. We can also take care of your attic - bats and squirrels often get in there, and bats are especially difficult to get rid of without the appropriate information. Your home is safe with us too - we can get rid of live or dead animals, even when you can’t find them. We have ten years of experience helping us sniff or hunt those wild animals out, and we have the right training and equipment to get the job done properly, and fast too. We know that immune methods such as poisons don’t work, and that’s why we don’t use them. We protect your family from the various risks and diseases that wildlife can cause, and poison is just part of that risk. We use humane methods - exclusions first, and then live cage traps, and we try to ensure that both you and the animal both come out of this unharmed. We’re insured for both commercial and residential properties, and we’re available 24/7 too. Even in the middle of the night you can call us up. We’ll offer you some free advice, and if you need us there in person, we’ll schedule you a same-day / next-day appointment. Our technicians are working in your area and are waiting for your call. Call us now at 914-202-4494 for your Westchester wildlife control needs.
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Information About Pigeons
The Westchester pigeon is probably one of the four or five most well-known birds in the animal kingdom, primarily because they are birds that have so much direct contact with human beings. In large New York cities these birds will live among people like they are the normal part of the population.
Doves and pigeons come from the same class of birds, and are very similar to each other. Not many people are aware of this, because they see doves as so majestic and pigeons as the rats of society. However, these two are very close kin to one another. The word pigeon is a French word that means “peeping chick.” The Westchester pigeon is one of the largest populated birds on earth, and dwarfs the numbers of doves by a large number. Some of the larger species of pigeons can grow to be quite large, as much as nine pounds. That is a large body for a New York bird, generally only seen in such birds as gulls, hawks, eagles and the like. However, so weigh as little as a few ounces. The wingspan often stretches to 19 inches, but some have as high as 26 inches.
The domestic New York pigeon is the one that is most commonly found in nature. This is the pigeon that is seen at parks, on window sills, and eaves of homes. They are so common that they basically walk around in many parks as if they are a member of society, which they truly are. Pigeons have played a significant role in aiding humanity. During war time, Westchester pigeons became a great source for sending messages over long distances where they were retrieved and decoded. These homing pigeons, or war pigeons, have the amazing ability to travel long distances and return to exactly where they came. This made them essential during war, as rarely anyone is looking for pigeons as a source of enemy message distribution.
The ability to find their way to a certain location is astonished and scientists have spent years trying to figure out why they have this capability. Some suggestions include strong sense of smell, use of the sun as a compass, and the ability to read the terrain below. The male pigeons choose a female for breeding. Once this occurs the female lays eggs which hatch within a few weeks. A baby Westchester pigeon is referred to as a squeaker, and will remain with the mother until it is old enough to fly. Besides being a key to the success of the allies during World War II, pigeons are used in a wide variety of ways even today. Of course the most common of these is for food. Pigeon is a New York bird eaten much like pheasant or squab. In fact, the king pigeon is often breed solely for the purpose of food.