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.
If a skunk has been in your home, the smell of skunk’s spray may quickly overpower your entire house. Skunks produce a pungent spray as a defense mechanism to ward off any predators, and they also mark their territory with it.
Rats and mice are a common problem in homes across Austin, Texas. During the winter months, rats and mice will look for areas to nest and end up in many homes for the favorable temperature and predator-safe environment. Rats and mice will cause a lot of harm to your home by chewing through walls, insulation, and electrical wires, searching for food, and spreading disease through your home.
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.
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.
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.
In Central Texas, it is extremely common for pests to get into our homes, attics, and sheds. From mice to snakes, possums to raccoons, all wild animals will seek shelter where they can. But did you know that there is one simple thing you can do to reduce your risk of getting critters in your home? Here is the magic tip.