Have You Heard of These 3 Top Myths about Raccoons?
- Raccoons Only Carry Rabies
While raccoons are a primary reservoir for rabies, they also carry many other diseases that can be transmitted to humans, such as raccoon roundworm and leptospirosis. Raccoon roundworms are spread via airborne eggs excreted when the… Read more »
It does not take long (especially in warm weather) for an animal carcass to start decomposing. Bacteria consuming soft tissues excrete foul-smelling, sulfuric gasses that cause the dead animal to swell to sometimes three times its size. Bloating further forces fluids out of the animal’s orifices, which only increases the intensity of the sme… Read more »
You may be pleased to find a dead mouse or raccoon on your property – yay, pest problem solved! But it could be just the beginning of your problem. What to do with the carcass? Don’t even think about flushing it down the toilet. And you can’t just throw it in the trash in most parts of North America. Give it a decent burial? Even if your proper… Read more »
If you currently have or recently had rats in your attic, you’ll have to deal with a clean-up at some point. After all, you don’t want to just leave animal feces up there with all your boxes and belongings! So how do you handle it?
Identify the Problem
Before figuring out how to handle the droppings in your attic, you might need to identify what the … Read more »
Dealing with any type of rodent in your home is cause for stress and frustration. You don’t know how long they’ve been there or how much damage they’ve done, and you may find yourself desperate to get rid of them by any means necessary. However, the first thing you need to do before you ever try to handle a nuisance pest is take a breath and think logically about the method you choos… Read more »
At the height of summer, it’s quite possible you may have bats living somewhere in your walls or attic. At night, especially in Miami, your a/c is probably running. The cool air draws bats in and they will likely find solace during the daytime in your walls. The insulation tends to keep this area a more stable temperature.
Do I have Bats?
There are a… Read more »
Do you suspect that you’ve got a furry intruder in your attic? Raccoons are sneaky and adaptive little critters, so it’s no wonder they’re nicknamed the ‘Masked Bandit.’ With their strong hand-like paws and sharp claws, they can make their way into your home fairly easily if potential access points are not secured.
Some signs that you may have a raccoon on you… Read more »
If you’ve heard any noises in your walls, you aren’t crazy – some animals can make their way inside them and build a nest. Even though it might seem like nothing could get inside them, walls are a favorite nesting spot for rats. But how in the world do they get in? Sometimes they can slip in cracks, but they can also create their own entry points as well. You’d b… Read more »
Some people love to watch squirrels. They can be entertaining critters, chasing each other around trees, their bushy tails flicking up and down. Some people even place birdfeeders in their yards just to attract more squirrels, but this can be dangerous. Since squirrels will keep coming back for more, and may one day become brave enough to try to nest in your house.
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Animals are wonderful things. They can bring joy to so many people, both watching them in the wild and owning them as pets. However, when an animal comes into your home unexpectedly, the result is much different. Squirrels often will sneak into attics in the winter and spring months to have their young, potentially causing damage to your home and keeping you up at ni… Read more »