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About the Raccoon

Tuesday, 6. November 2012 18:27

It is that time again where the temperatures begin to drop during the night. Yes, pest control becomes a little bit easier because the insects seem to have disappeared; however, you may begin to experience some very uncomfortable issues with large animals entering the building to try and escape the cold. Of the animals that could possibly invade a house, the raccoon can be one of the biggest nuisance pests. [...]

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Snakes

Wednesday, 16. February 2011 17:50

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SNAKES:

There are thousands of different species of snakes all over the world. In North America alone, there are over 300 different species.  Of these species, there are commonly seen venomous snakes such as: Copperheads, Rattle Snakes, Cottonmouths, Sea Snakes, and Coral Snakes.

Venomous VS Non-Venomous Snakes:

There are three ways to distinguish between pit vipers (Venomous) and non-venomous snakes:

  1. Has a deep pit on each side of head (midway between eyes and nostrils)
  • Pit Vipers (Venomous) – Yes
  • Non-Venomous- No
  1. Row(s) of scales on underside of tail
  • Pit Vipers (Venomous) – 1 Row of scales (except on the very tip of the tail, which may have two rows in some cases)
  • Non-Venomous- 2 Rows of scales

*The shed skin of the snake show the same characteristic.*

Keep Reading about Snakes

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Raccoons

Friday, 11. February 2011 11:29

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Raccoons are medium sized, nocturnal mammals that are native to North America. They are known to be keen animals that are very clever and always roaming to search for food.

Description & Life Cycle & Habitat
The adult raccoon can measure between 16 inched to 28 inches in the body itself. The tail alone can measure from 8 inches to 16 inches long. There are smaller species that are scattered in location throughout the United States, however, they will generally remain the same size. Males are typically larger than females and in the beginning of winter, raccoons can weigh almost twice as much because of the fat storage in preparation for the winter season. Raccoons are the most known for their physical feature, the black fur around the eyes. This is known as their “mask” and goes hand in hand with their reputation for mischievous habits. They are also identified by the striped rings on the tail. The patterns on the eyes reduce glares and aid in vision during the night. Raccoons are nocturnal mammals and so they are the most active during the night. Keep Reading about Raccoons

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Rabbits

Thursday, 6. January 2011 15:46

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Rabbits

Rabbits are common mammals that can be found all over the world. There are actually seven different genera in the rabbit family. They can cause damage to crops by eating the vegetation and that is why they are considered serious pests.

Life Cycle
Rabbits actually have a very fast reproduction rate. The average litter will have 4-12 offspring and typically, one female rabbit can give birth to about 6 litters. The breeding season will take up to 9 months from the late winter to early fall season. After the female is finished mating, she will create a nest to give birth in. The kits (baby rabbits) are born helpless, blind, and without fur. The offspring develop a soft but thin coat of hair within a few days and the initial soft coat will be replaced after several weeks to a pre-adult coat and the fur will be shed two times a year after that. They won’t be able to open their eyes until about one week to 10 days after they are born and will not be able to feed on their own until after 2 weeks. The expected lifespan is a rabbit is about 9 – 12 years. However, with predators that typically live in the same environment them, the average lifespan of wild rabbits will be about 1-3 years. Keep Reading

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How to Get Rid of Birds

Thursday, 14. January 2010 19:15

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HOW TO GET OF RID BIRDS

The bird that woke you up early that one early Saturday morning is probably one of three most common birds: the Raven, Pigeons, and Woodpeckers. Usually, when someone thinks of a bird, they think of chirping and bird droppings. What may seem quite harmless is actually the opposite. Those three birds and their droppings can be potentially fatal. Their droppings can create unsanitary conditions and can be the cause of over fifty transmissible diseases. A few of these diseases are Avian Tuberculosis, Pasteurellosis commonly known as Shipping Fever, Salmonellosis (food poisoning, gastroenteritis, paratyphoid, typhoid), Chargas disease, and Listeriosis commonly known as Circling disease. Birds can be destructive in many ways. They, at often times, destroy property, rooftops, floors, walls, vehicles, and other things. The damage caused by their droppings will often cause irreversible damage and may, at times, be very costly.

Remember, if there is a ledge, then there is a possibility for a bird to create a nest in that area.

There are two ways to get rid of birds. You can either use repellent, or use spikes. Repellant does not gave a “killing” affect, so it won’t kill any birds – it will only repel them from unwanted areas. JT EATON 4 THE BIRDS Repellent and DR T’S BAT-A-WAY Repellent are two repellents that can be used. JT EATON 4 THE BIRDS Repellent is a transparent and sticky substance that will repel birds. The DR. T’S BAT-A-WAY Repellent. Dr. T’s Bat-A-Way is an all-natural ingredient that is used in a humane way to repel not only birds, but bats and squirrels as well. The active ingredient in this repellent is Naphthalene and it gives off a strong scent which will cause dizziness and nausea which isn’t enjoyable, thus, repelling the animals.

The spike method is also commonly used. Plastic Bird Spikes are commonly used. These are clear spikes that are usually installed on the lining of roofs and gutters to eliminate bird perching. These spikes help with preventing damage done to a home’s roofing and siding. When you prevent birds from coming near your home, you are also minimizing the bacteria and disease their droppings the birds contain, thus, reducing the risk of infection.

JTEATON 4 THE BIRDS REPELLENT DR T'S BAT-A-WAY REPELLENT
Jteaton 4 the Bird Dr T’s Bat-A-Way
Bird Spikes
Plastic Bird Spikes

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