Humane trapping services

Protecting Your Home Investment: DeAngelo Pest Control Keeps Skunks, Racoons, Groundhogs, Squirrels, and Opossums at Bay

DeAngelo Pest Control stands out as a premier choice for pest trapping services in the Hazleton area. With a state license and extensive experience as animal trappers, we are one of the few experts in the region dedicated to addressing the unique challenges posed by nuisance wildlife.

Our dedication to excellence is underscored by our consistent recognition as the top pest control service in the Hazleton area, a title we have earned through two consecutive victories in the Standard Speaker Readers Poll.

When it comes to protecting your home or business from unwanted intruders like skunks, raccoons, groundhogs, squirrels, and opossums, DeAngelo Pest Control employs humane and effective methods. We prioritize the well-being of both our clients and the animals in question. Our trapping services utilize one-way doors, screening, and non-lethal traps, ensuring that we safely and efficiently remove these animals from your property without causing harm.

Commonly trapped animals include raccoons, which are known for their dexterous paws and ability to rummage through trash cans. Skunks, with their distinctive odor, can be a nuisance if they take up residence under your porch or deck. Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, can wreak havoc on gardens and landscapes. Squirrels, although charming, can cause significant damage by chewing on electrical wires and nesting in attics. Opossums, while less common, can also become unwanted visitors.

Dealing with nuisance wildlife like raccoons, opossums, squirrels, skunks, and groundhogs can be challenging, as they can cause damage and pose health risks. Here are some tips for getting rid of these pests:

1. Identify the Pest:

  • Properly identify the pest to ensure you use the right methods. Different animals may require different approaches for removal and prevention.

2. Secure Trash and Food Sources:

  • Ensure that outdoor trash cans have secure lids to prevent animals from accessing them.
  • Avoid leaving pet food outdoors, especially overnight, as it can attract pests.

3. Remove Attractants:

  • Harvest fruit from fruit trees promptly to prevent attracting raccoons and squirrels.
  • Clean up fallen birdseed from bird feeders to discourage squirrels and other animals.

4. Seal Entry Points:

  • Inspect your home for openings that pests can use to enter, such as holes, gaps, and vents. Seal these entry points with materials like hardware cloth, wire mesh, or foam insulation.

5. Fencing:

  • Install sturdy fencing to keep pests out of gardens or other areas they might damage. Use fencing materials that are difficult to climb or dig under.

6. Use Repellents:

  • Commercial repellents are available for various animals. These products can be applied to deter pests from specific areas. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.

7. Humane Traps:

  • Live-capture traps are available for some animals like squirrels and raccoons. Once captured, relocate the animal to an appropriate location far from your property.

8. Call a Professional:

  • If the infestation is severe or you are dealing with potentially dangerous animals (e.g., rabid animals), it’s best to contact a professional wildlife removal service.

9. Keep Landscaping Trimmed:

  • Trim tree branches that provide access to your home’s roof or attic. Overhanging branches can be used as highways by squirrels and raccoons.

10. Block Access to Shelters:

  • Identify and block access to areas where pests may be sheltering, such as crawl spaces, sheds, and attics.

11. Educate Neighbors:

  • If you live in an area with shared spaces, like an apartment complex or townhouse community, educate your neighbors about the importance of pest prevention and management.

12. Follow Local Regulations:

  • Be aware of local regulations regarding the trapping, removal, or relocation of wildlife. Some species may be protected, and there may be specific guidelines for dealing with them.

Always exercise caution when dealing with wildlife, as they can carry diseases and potentially become aggressive if they feel threatened. It’s often safer and more effective to consult with professionals who are experienced in wildlife removal, especially when dealing with larger or potentially dangerous animals like raccoons or skunks.

DeAngelo Pest Control’s trapping services are not only essential for removing these pests but also for preventing their return. By addressing the root causes of infestations and employing humane trapping techniques, we ensure a safe and pest-free environment for your property. Trust us to handle your wildlife intrusion concerns with professionalism, expertise, and a commitment to ethical pest control practices.

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Our adept pest control team excels at identifying ant species and devising precise treatment plans for effective elimination. We stand out in the market by offering the most comprehensive pest control services available. Our approach combines expert knowledge with environmentally conscious methods, ensuring not only efficiency but also safety. Beyond eradication, we focus on lasting solutions tailored to your environment, guaranteeing a pest-free space. Trust DeAngelo Pest Control for thorough, specialized, and satisfying results.


We use only safe, proven methods for ant removal and pest control, so you can be sure that your family and pets are protected from harmful chemicals. Our commitment to eco-friendly practices ensures not only effective results but also the well-being of your loved ones and the environment. Our dedication to responsible pest management means that you can trust us to maintain a healthy and secure living space while effectively dealing with ant infestations. Your peace of mind is our priority, and we achieve it through safe and thorough solutions.


Our team is committed to providing the best customer service possible. We guarantee satisfaction with all of our ant removal and pest control services, or your money back! With our customer-centric approach, we ensure open communication, prompt responses to your concerns, and a seamless experience from start to finish. Your contentment is the driving force behind our dedicated service. We take pride in building lasting relationships with our clients based on trust, reliability, and the assurance that your ant and pest concerns are in capable hands.

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