Mexican Free-Tailed Bats in Austin, TX

Austin’s Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, also known simply as the Congress Avenue Bridge, houses around 1.5 millionMexican Freetail Bats during the hot summer months. The bats congregate under the bridge that leads to the Austin Capitol Building and take flight in large groups as dusk approaches. The flight of the bats makes for a popular tourist attraction during Texas summers, when evenings are warm and the largest volume of bats lives under the bridge.

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What Is a Rodent?

Rodents, or mammals of the order Rodentia, are the largest group of mammals on Earth. Most North Americans don’t distinguish well between rodents and other pests. Furry, mischievous creatures such as raccoons and river otters are mistakenly placed in the same category as rodents. For rodent control specialists, distinguishing between rodents and other mammals is an integral part of humane pest control.

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Rats vs. Mice

Mice and rats are annoying. They are a serious health issue, carrying dozens of diseases at a time. Rats can contaminate roughly ten times the amount of food they can consume, too. Both rats and mice present a public health concern and need to be dealt with quickly by a qualified rat removal team. Despite their perceived similarities, mice and rats are quite different. To get rid of both species, you will need vastly different tactics to succeed.

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Types of Damage From Animals in The Attic

Animals get in attics. Critter Ridder takes care of so many cases where, somehow, an animal, flying or otherwise, has gotten into an attic. It’s much more common than you would think, yet people still get surprised when it happens. We can’t blame you. It’s not very often that we’re face to face with a bat or some other wild animal in our own homes. You still need to be educated on what can happen if this happens to you.

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