As cold weather hits the central Texas region, Critter Ridder has been inundated with calls about critter infestations. Many Austin homeowners throughout the winter months have found themselves hosts to a variety of rodents and animals.
Pet owners know the importance of keeping their animals separate from wild critters, both for the safety of their own animals and outdoor-dwellers alike. In order to maintain a responsible environment, pet owners should be aware of these key points. Understanding these can preserve the ecosystem and keep animals on both sides of the spectrum safe and happy.
Birds are extremely busy in the springtime and have the job of mating, nest building and raising their young all in a few months time. It is important to pick the right time to remove a bird’s nest because you do not want to disrupt the development of the chicks or have to deal with their relocation.
With the wide range of animals in the Austin area, it is common for some critters to find shelter in attics, subfloors, and walls in homes. When you do hear an animal in your home, it is important to get it removed quickly because the critter can get stuck in small place and die.
The smell of a dead animal is unmistakable, but it can be difficult to pinpoint where in your home the animal died. Animal removal experts will be able to pinpoint where the animal has trapped itself, and how to best remove it.
Having raccoons enter your home is more than just a nuisance, it can be a health hazard as well. Raccoons are known to carry a number of harmful diseases, including salmonella, roundworms, and other disease-causing bacteria. They can also pose a danger to your pets and family that happen to be in the home. Fortunately, there are some simple and straightforward ways to stop raccoons from using the doggie door as their own personal entrance into your house.
If you’re from Texas, you’re no stranger to snakes. As winter approaches, snakes are looking for a warm, safe place to hibernate. Don’t let your home be their home for the winter as well.
It’s cricket season in Austin, and if you have them in your home, you need to get rid them before they cause a host of problems, including attracting unwanted animals like raccoons or mice to your property.
If you’ve ever been subject to any critter problems, you’ve probably had the normal things: rats, bats, raccoons, and more. Every once in awhile, you’ll get something not as common. One of the things that are slowly creeping up to people is the ringtail cat.
Due to all the recent flooding, many area snakes have been displaced from their homes, and are now finding shelter in and around private homes. In an article detailing the snakes found in and around Austin, Critter Ridder’s owner and founder, Mike Dillon, spoke with Fox 7 Austin to weigh in on the snake issue.…
Texas wildlife is unique in its diversity. State-wide, there are hundreds of species, including enough amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, invertebrates, and reptiles to keep naturalists busy for a lifetime. Some of these creatures are highly unusual, based on their coloring, appearance and habits. Of course, you don’t necessarily want these Texas critters visiting your home.…