Animals in the Attic: Squirrels and Raccoons

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Archive For: May 2019

Category Name: Uncategorized

If you hear scurrying in your attic, there’s a good chance you have either a squirrel or a raccoon making your home its home. Squirrels and raccoons are the two most common animals that get into your attic.

Raccoons in particular look for a safe haven to have their young. This means there is fairly good chance that in the case of a raccoon; your guest has young in the attic as well. If the mother is relocated the nest and young can sometimes be hard to find. Without a mother looking after them, the young often die. Dead rodents in a hot Texas attic make for some unpleasant smells and clean up down the road.

Additionally, both squirrels and raccoons can carry rabies and other diseases, so it’s best to call a pest management expert to trap and relocate the animals.

How to Tell if you Have Squirrels or Raccoons in your Attic

In both cases you’ll probably hear scurrying and scratching, but the time of day and other noises are important.

Squirrels

Squirrels are active during the day, so you’ll hear more activity in the morning and day time hours. Also they are small, so the noises will be softer scratching and scurrying sounds.

Raccoons

Raccoons on the other hand are nocturnal. So you’ll hear more activity in the evening and early morning as they come and go. Given that raccoons can get up to 40 lbs, their noise is not subtle. Additionally, raccoon babies tend to be vocal. So if you hear any growing or other vocal noises, you probably have a raccoon family.

The strategy and traps used for squirrels and raccoons differ. So the more information you can tell a pest management technician the better.

How Did They Get In?

Squirrels are able to squeeze through an opening that’s 1.5 inches in diameters. On the other hand, raccoons are creative creatures that will tear and chew through your roof, ducts, and gutters. Also given the size of raccoons, the point of entry should be fairly easy to spot.

Without fixing the entry point, your attic is a critter hotel. Besides roof and gutter damage, squirrels and raccoons will chew through wiring and destroy insulation. All of this adds up quickly.

Repairs and Cleaning-up after Relocation

Besides trapping and relocating, Pest Management’s trained technicians can help you determine the place where your uninvited house guests entered. After the animals are relocated it’s important to repair and seal all of the entry points. Otherwise you’ll continue to have animals making your attic their home.

You should also inspect your attic and repair any damage found, as well as clean up any fecal or animal matter. Other animals may be attracted by the scent and could try to gain entry.

Top 6 Facts About Mosquitoes

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Archive For: March 2018

Category Name: mosquitoes

1.Only Female Mosquitoes Bite You

It’s not uncommon to think that both male and female mosquitoes bite, however, the female mosquito needs the blood to help them produce and nurture their eggs. Your blood is an excellent source of protein. Not mention mosquito-bites are painful and itchy!

2. World’s deadliest animals are ARE??

You Guessed it Mosquitoes! It’s hard to picture mosquitoes as a deadly animal but some of the diseases including Malaria, Dengue, and Zika. Mosquitoes cause around a million deaths a year globally. Some other dangerous animals are Saltwater Crocodile and the Black Mamba.

3.Mosquitoes are Slow Flyers

Actually, mosquitoes are bad flyers compared to flying insects. They can get up to speeds of a whopping 1 and 1.5 mph. If you see mosquitoes around you, try to fan them away from your children or pets. I will help disrupt their flight in the air.

4) How do Mosquitos find us?

Mosquitoes can find us by the carbon dioxide we exhale. Our body heat is essential, but once the mosquito gets closer, she will respond to the smell of a potential blood source’s to feed her eggs.

5. Mosquitoes have a craving for CO2

They are addicted to it. Carbon dioxide is one of the leading ways in which mosquitoes locate their next feast. They use a unique organ called a maxillary palp to follow the smell of CO2 released from our breath.

6). How many different mosquitoes species are there in the world?

There are over 3,000 in the world according to the American Mosquito Association.

Top Ten Pest Control Blogs for 2018

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Archive For: January 2018

Category Name: pest control

1) American Pest Blog
2) PestWorld | Pest News & Views
3) Rentokil | deBugged – The Pest Control Blog
4) PCT – Pest Control Technology News
5) Terminix Pest Control | Bug Blog
6) Pest Management Professional
7) DoMyOwnPestControl.com | Youtube
8) Pest Magazine | Independent news for pest professionals
9) Reddit – Pest Control
10)Catseye Pest Control Blog

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These Are the U.S. Cities With the Worst Bed Bug Infestations

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Archive For: January 2018

Category Name: bed bug control

Category Name: bed bug exterminator

Category Name: bed bugs

Category Name: pest control

These Are the U.S. Cities With the Worst Bed Bug Infestations

The new list produced by Orkin was released Monday, is based on the most residential and commercial treatments for the seed-sized bloodsuckers from December 2016 to November 2017 and reflects a rising number of infestations across the U.S.

Top Ten Cities For Bed Bugs:
1: Baltimore
2: Washington D.C.
3: Chicago
4: Los Angeles
5: Columbus
6: Cincinnati
7: Detriot
8:New York
9: San Francisco
10: Dallas