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Squirrels

Friday, 11. February 2011 11:39

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Squirrels:

 

Grey Squirrels:

Grey squirrels, or Sciurus Caroliniensis, are the most common species in the squirrel family to cause the most problems for home owners and bird watchers. Squirrels can cause damages in attics of homes in many ways. Many times a small damage can eventually lead to one big problem. Squirrels, like most rodents have a chewing or gnawing problem. However their bad habits of chewing or gnawing serve a very important purpose. The fronts of their teeth grow constantly approximately up to 6 inches a year.  Therefore, the squirrels by nature have no choice but to constantly gnaw or chew on objects to keep their teeth filed down to a comfortable length. If a squirrel were not able to file its teeth down, it could eventually starve to death. When infested by squirrels, the squirrels may chew through electrical wires, creating a possible potential for a house fire. Squirrels can also chew through any kind of flat surfaces or gutters causing leaks which could also lead to further damages. Many times squirrels may chew through water pipes creating water damages. Other times they could even damage the insulation in homes reducing thermal efficiency of homes. Squirrels may also cause damages on stored food or create a bad odor inside of a home. Damages are not only caused indoors by squirrels, but outdoor as well by digging up random holes on lawns to uncover the food they had once hidden. Squirrels are also big pests for bird watchers who leave bird feeds in their yards. Many times the squirrels will try to get into the birdfeed for food, often times destroying the bird feed or scaring the birds away. Keep Reading

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Rats

Monday, 17. January 2011 18:13

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General Rat Information

Rats make squeaking noises, whistles and chirps. Where ever rats are they will also leave evidence by droppings or gnawing marks. Rat dropping sizes range from ½’’-¾’’in in length. Tracks can also be left behind by rats in muddy or dusty surfaces. If you have house pets, such as cats or dogs and they bring home dead rat carcasses, it could also mean a rat infestation might be present. Keep Reading

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Norway Rats

Monday, 17. January 2011 17:51

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(Distinction between the Norway Rat and the Roof Rat):

It is very easy to get mixed up between the Norway Rat and the Roof Rat for they are similar in looks and sizes except for small distinct differences that differentiate them.

Norway Rats (Rattus norvegicus, brown rats, sewer rats):

Appearance:

  • Dropping size ¾’’in long
  • Large, strong, and robust
  • Brownish coat with scattered black color on the upper surface of the coat
  • Color of belly is mostly grayish
  • Weight about 12oz
  • Tail is shorter than body, scaly, and top of tail is darker than the bottom
  • Blunt muzzle

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House Mouse

Thursday, 6. January 2011 16:05

House Mouse

House Mouse Information

House Mice :

House mice are native species to Central Asia and arrived in America with the settlers from Europe. House mice live in close association with humans. They are found in homes, shops, mills, warehouses, factories, cold mines, farm buildings, piggeries, poultry houses, and granaries. House mice commonly nest in woodpiles, beneath floors, behind rafters and in other hidden locations. In the wild, the house mice live in crevices in rocks or in underground burrows.

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How to Get Rid of Gopher

Thursday, 14. January 2010 15:20

Gopher-PestControl-1The gopher is a burrowing creature that gets their name from their checks or pouches that they use for storing their food or nesting materials. They’re a creature perfectly equipped for digging, featuring strong forequarters, large front claws, and fur conducive to digging — even in wet soil.

Their whiskers are perfectly suited for digging in the dark, and their teeth are just as well suited, as their large front teeth actually assists their digging efforts. Gophers range pretty widely in size, from 5-14″ long.

 

 

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