Squirrel repellent sound devices can be an attractive solution for your rodent infestation. All you have to do is purchase one, turn it on for a little while, and go back to living your life. But is it really that easy?
When thinking of the animals that may potentially damage your home, birds probably don’t come to mind as quick as rats, skunks, and opossums. But if left unchecked, birds can do considerable harm to your house. Why do birds make themselves unwanted guests in the first place, and what can their toll be on your home?
House lizards can sometimes find their way into your house, especially if you live in the state of Texas. Two common species of lizards have been identified, one of which is the common house gecko. You can recognize the house gecko with its bulging eyes and sticky toe pads, allowing them to climb on walls.
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.
As its name advertises, the roof rat is a good climber. Bearing a striking resemblance to the Norway rat but smaller and slimmer, roof rats prefer high areas. It can often be found nesting up in the eaves of structures. The species is also drawn to attics as well as the roofs that give them their name.
One danger that appears during the aftermath of a storm or a hurricane is the proliferation of snakes. Learn why they come to seek shelter in your home during rain.
In an ideal world, if all residents of Texas took care of their pest problem, then you wouldn’t have to worry about your neighbor’s pest issues crossing over to your side of the property. But there will always be individuals who don’t take out the trash on time and who turn their homes into a utopia for pests.
Wild animals and insects may all seem like dangerous creatures when they live around your home and local area. You may be surprised to discover that a few of them are actually good to keep around. Animals like hawks, frogs, and hedgehogs can help with pest control around your home and garden. Here is a handy guide about good animals to have around your home and which ones should be considered pests.
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.
A rabid raccoon was found in the Sandy Creek Ranches area in north Austin on April 20th. This is the second rabid raccoon case to occur in a five-mile area in the last two months.