The first thing to understand about raccoons is that despite their cute, fuzzy appearance, they are among the most cunning and resourceful nuisance animals. They are known in suburban areas as ransackers of trashcans, thieves of outdoor pet food, and intruders of attics. While garbage and pet food problems are mainly just a nuisance, having raccoons in your attic is … Read more »
Because people find squirrels to be cute with their bushy tails and disarming personality, the critters can become emboldened to interact more and more with humans. Often, this can result in squirrels hanging near certain houses where they are sure to find food, whether it is in exposed trash cans or bird feeders. Sometimes they even move in with you and car… Read more »
If humans live somewhere, rats will be soon to follow. Even though the average lifespan of a rat isn’t that long, they can create an infestation in your home in the blink of an eye because of their rapid breeding habits. The key to fighting a rat infestation is stopping it before it gets out of control.
Rat-Proof Your Home
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Who still uses mothballs? You may have seen them on an old TV show or smelled their strange odor at your grandma’s house, since they were used much more commonly decades ago. Though they may seem outdated to many, some try to repurpose them as rodent repellent, albeit unsuccessfully.
Original Function of Mothballs
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Maybe you’ve seen a rat scurrying along in your house, and maybe you haven’t. But those rat droppings in the attic didn’t come out of thin air. Whether or not you still have rodents in your house, what the rat or rats leave behind needs to be dealt with.
Rat Droppings – The Facts
You may think it is no big deal to … Read more »
You may have heard scurrying noises or faint squeaks up in your attic but chose to ignore it for a while. After recognizing this several times, you decide to go check out the situation to find that not only is there a squirrel living up there, but it has recently had a litter of kits.
This scenario is not as … Read more »
What are those strange noises coming from the ceiling? Something smells a little strange… What happened to these walls?
If any of the above thoughts have crossed your mind, it is possible that you could have an unwanted house guest such as a squirrel, opossum, rat, or even a raccoon. This article will outline what makes a raccoon a pote… Read more »
Rats can be a terrible nuisance in your home as they often cause damage to your home when nesting. A common way homeowners seek to get rid of their rat problem is through rat traps, but they are often misused. Here are a few items to consider if your rat traps are not working:
- Wrong Sized Trap – People often make th… Read more »
Recent cases of rabies in South Florida are bringing to light there severity of the disease that can, unfortunately, be passed on to humans. The threat of rabies is one of the main reasons why wild animals should never be approached. While the disease isn’t common, you should still take precautionary measures to avoid infection if you are bitten by a wild animal.
People often envision a fer… Read more »
Pests Are a Serious Threat
Pests can pose a serious threat to human well being in numerous ways. For example, some pests such as snakes and bees have venom they deliver through a bite or sting. While other pests such as opossums or raccoons can inflict serious injuries on people, who choose to corner them instead of calling pr… Read more »