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Shrew Control, Trapping & Removal Services
We can rid you of Shrew problems safely and efficiently
Shrews are small rodents with pointed snouts and long, hairless tails. Shrews’ diet consists of small insects, nuts, and vegetation. When shrews are in danger of being eaten, they secrete foul-smelling odors from their glands, likely scaring away any potential predators. Some shrews are nocturnal and some hibernate during the winter months, depending on their environment.
If you have come across shrew droppings, small underground tunnels, tracks, or foul-smelling odors, it may be time to call in a team of experts at Trutech. Our licensed specialists have the knowledge and tools to solve all of your shrew problems, no matter how big or small. Creating your own traps poses a danger to both you and the animals you are trying to catch. Call in the team of experts at Trutech for shrew removal and shrew control services that are an effective and permanent solution.
In fact, hiring the experts at Trutech will solve your problem in an environmentally sensitive way while ensuring that the spread of diseases from these rodents is prohibited. Trust Trutech to take care of all of your shrew removal needs in the most efficient and thorough way possible. But don’t wait until shrews have invaded your home or destroyed your yard to call in a professional team- Call Trutech’s team of experts for all of your shrew control needs today!
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While they share characteristics with mice, such as size, shrews are distinctive animals. They have elongated snouts, long and narrow skulls, small eyes, sparsely haired tails, and five clawed toes on each of their feet. They are typically uniform in color and their velvety soft fur often appears darker in the winter. Common colorations include brown, black, and gray. The average adult shrew grows about 5 inches (120 mm) long, and males are slightly larger than females.
Insects make up a huge portion of shrew diets. They regularly feast on beetles, butterfly and moth larvae, wasps, crickets, grasshoppers, spiders, snails, earthworms, slugs, centipedes, and millipedes. Some species, like the northern short-tailed shrew, produce venom that allows them to immobilize and eat larger prey like frogs, snakes, mice, birds, and salamanders. Finally, select types of shrews forage for seeds, roots, and vegetable matter.
Abundantly distributed creatures, shrews are found in a variety of habits in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Favorite nesting locations include brushy woodlands, bogs, marshes, cultivated fields, flower and vegetable gardens, meadows, and along river banks. Though nesting habits do differ slightly from species to species, many shrews prefer to construct tunnels or inhabit those left over by moles and voles.