" How to tell if a raccoon has made your home his own"
During the winter food sources become scarce for animals such as raccoons and possums and shelter from the elements is essential.When foraging for food possums and raccoons will take advantage of open garbage cans and accessible pet food.When looking for shelter attic space in homes and buildings provide shelter and warmth. If you allow them access, they will readily move in and stay till spring.They can cause damage including torn insulation, chewed electric wires and odors from their excrement.
If you suspect animals are in your attic then it's time to evict them! If raccoons and possums are active in your yard, they can tear up turf, and destroy bird feeders and flower beds.If they feel threatened it is not uncommon for a raccoon or a possum to defend themselves by biting or scratching a home owner who may be trying to remove the animal from his/her property.A bite or scratch from a possum or a raccoon can spread disease to humans. It is not advised that you attempt to rid an indoor space from an intruding animal such as the possum or raccoon.
Cato offers safe and effective solutions to the problems these animals pose.If you have or suspect that you have a possum or raccoon on or in your property call Cato Termite and Pest Control right away.
If you spot a raccoon on your property, it is important to steer clear of the animal. Raccoons are nocturnal creatures. Seeing one during the day may indicate that the animal is diseased. A diseased animal is more likely to feel vulnerable in the presence of human beings and therefor more likely to attack, claw or bite. Call a professional immediately. If you suspect there is an animal prowling around your home look for signs of damage, droppings, hair or perhaps tracks.Raccoon droppings resemble those of a medium dog and may contain seeds or other undigested particles such as fruit.They are often at the base of trees, along fence lines, woodpiles, on roofs or in unsealed attics. You will want to keep an eye out for...
"Tips for keeping this little guy outdoors where he belongs"
Here in South Jersey we know the squirrel as autumn's mascot. Images
of the adorable rodent frolicking in parks gathering acorns, are a sure sign that fall is here and winter is around the corner. But ask anyone who's home has been invaded by one of these not so cuddly creatures and you'll hear what a menace the squirrel can be.
Like all wildlife,squirrels look for certain things when they chose to use your home as a habitat. Easy access to food and water and shelter will make your house an appealing nesting place for the squirrel. Squirrels are very agile and persistent animals. Once they detect a vulnerable area on the exterior of your home or business building, they will stubbornly claw and chew until they gain access to the inside. When a squirrel decides that a property offers what it needs for survival it becomes determined to build its habitat in that spot and no other. It will even return year after year as long as the three elements of food,clothing and shelter are present. Squirrels can cause a number of problems to the homeowner.Like all members of the rodent family, squirrels are excellent chewers, and they will chew their way into your home or commercial building. Once inside, they may chew on wires, creating a fire hazard.
Squirrels can be heard running about in the attic, walls and ceiling. They bring in nesting debris which can also be a fire hazard. They've been known to chew on the interior framework of a home. Squirrels have two litters per year, and reproduce quickly, like all rodents. This means that at certain times of the year the squirrel population will grow to high numbers. At these times extra pressure is placed on buildings. Once the animal has established the pattern of relying on your property as a food source, it will be hard
to break it of the habit.
So, what can you do to be sure that your home does not become a target for the persistent stubborn and determined squirrel?
"Believe it or not they're active year round"
Some of the do it yourself remedies for mole and vole, control can be downright comical, like this You Tube video where the home owner does more damage to his own yard than any pest could.
The vast array of methods used in an effort to rid a property from troublesome burrowers is endless. Some of those methods can be dangerous and others are just plain ineffective.
Admittedly burrowing animals, particularly voles and moles are notoriously difficult to get a handle on.Without correct identification of the critter at hand, and a thorough understanding of their nature and habits an infestation will only get worse over time, as one ineffective method after another is tried.In order to thoroughly eradicate a mole or vole population one must have extensive knowledge of the animal and it's nature and habits. What it eats, how it hunts, how it breeds when it surfaces, and even what it looks like are all vital details that one must know in order to safely and effectively control a mole or vole infestation.
Moles can construct thousands of tunnels destroying acres of property. These tunnels are not random to the mole but elaborate systems consisting of a nesting area, hunting tubes and highways along which the mole moves from one area to another.Targeting the various tunnels in a random fashion can be a colossal waste of time, money and energy to the home owner, Identifying which tunnels are used for which purpose will help to target the animal's whereabouts at any given time thus speeding the process along. Knowing where the mole will be,what it will be doing and when, will enable the professional to solve the problem sooner rather than later, resulting in less potential damage.A problem that persists over time, while home owners are trying one ineffective do-it-yourself method after another will end in a more severe infestation.
Here in South Jersey voles are an under recognized...
Birds are creatures of habit once they become entrenched in an area, it could take a prolonged effort to change their minds. But if you've dealt with flocks of birds making unsanitary messes with their droppings, destroyed gardens, birds roosting on the ledge of a window, woodpeckers pecking away at the side of a house or geese chewing on turf, then you know it is worth the effort to clear the area of birds.
Bird control is a complex process rarely resolved with a single approach. Because of the variety of species and habits and the factor of flight, a combination of tactics is usually needed to completely resolve a bird infestation. Reflective surfaces, motion detecting water sprayers, and liquid repellents, bird decoys, and flying devices used alone or in combination have all proven effective in resolving many bird issues.
If you believe you have an issue beginning on your property it is better solved sooner rather than later. Call Cato Termite and Pest Control at 856-786-8008
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