The Best Raccoon Repellent

It’s happened to nearly all of us: we leave trash outside, resolve to put it into the trash can, and promptly forget about it. Then the following morning, when we walk outside to meet the day, we are met instead by a yard strewn with trash. This is, in all probability, the work of a […]

The Best Rodent Traps

roof rat in house

Of all the critters known for infesting homes, rodents are among the most difficult to deal with. They are infamous for their resourcefulness, their intelligence, and the staggering rate at which they breed. So, to put it simply, a rodent infestation is a serious issue. Perhaps the most popular way to deal with rats and […]

Can a Skunk Live Under Your House?

Fall is a pivotal season for many animal species. With winter looming, animals are constantly on the move, creating dens, hoarding food, and generally preparing for the long winter ahead. Skunks are no different. As the weather cools off, these malodorous mammals start eating as much as possible in an effort to increase body fat, […]

How to Get Rid of Rodents

Roof rat in a tree

There’s an old rule of thumb that for every mouse you see in the home, another ten are hiding out. Spotting a mouse making a mad dash across your kitchen floor, therefore, has worrying implications. There’s a few reasons rats and mice are considered some of the more formidable nuisance animals—they breed rapidly, need very […]

Raccoon Removal in Dallas, TX

Raccoons can wreak havoc trying to gain entry to your home and cause significant damage creating a den in your attic. They can cause a mess of garbage and destroy home gardens and birdfeeders.  Because they are nocturnal, you’ll most likely hear a loud thumping at night in the attic. Live trapping is the most […]

How Long Do Raccoons Live?

The average raccoon lifespan is about five years, though many kits die before reaching adulthood. The longest surviving wild raccoon lived for 16 years, while a captive raccoon’s lifespan can last as long as 21. Like many animals, raccoons in captivity generally live much longer than those living in the wild—wild raccoons usually live around two […]

Woodpecker Damage to House

Woodpecker on a tree

Woodpeckers drill holes with their beaks in wooden structures for a number of reasons. Houses with wooden exteriors present ideal surfaces for drumming, feeding, and nesting. Woodpecker Pecking at House The architecture of many homes within the Greater Tampa utilizes Styrofoam providing woodpeckers with an easy material to peck at to create nesting holes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sv2yrzze4A Woodpecker Control […]

Is An Animal Hibernating in Your Attic?

squirrel in winter

As winter approaches, some animals start behaving very differently: some hibernate, some enter a state called torpor, and others experience a process known as brumation. Some animals, like squirrels, do not hibernate, but simply fatten themselves up in the fall and store food for months of relative inactivity—an approach to winter that might be relatable […]

Rat Sounds

Roof rate climbing a wooden structure

Oftentimes, rat sounds are the first indicators of rodent problems within the home. When indoors, these pests can be heard gnawing on floor joists, siding, and electrical wiring to grind down their front teeth. They also scamper around within walls, commonly leading homeowners to misidentify them as larger pests. However, when the scurrying is paired […]

Chipmunk Sounds

Chipmunk eating a nut

Chipmunks most frequently use a high-pitched chirping noise. Their ‘chuck-chuck’ call is often mistaken for birdsong. But when responding to threats, you may hear a high-pitched ‘wee.’  Chipmunks usually live in underground burrows, but it is not unheard of for them to find their way into human homes. As far as home-invading rodents are concerned, […]