Everybody hates when they step outside and see that their trash can has been raided or knocked over by a wild animal. Unfortunately, this is a pretty common occurrence for most homeowners. Pests making their way onto your property to rummage through the garbage can leads to them making a new home out of your garage, basement, or shed.
One of the first fears that people have when they come in contact with a snake is whether or not it’s dangerous to them. There are four main types of poisonous snakes in Texas: the cottonmouth, the copperhead, the coral, and the rattlesnake.
One of the most unique and amazing attractions in Austin is watching the bats emerge from under the South Congress bridge at dusk. As remarkable a sight it may be from the edges of the bridge, it is decidedly less amusing when you find the bats emerging from your basement or attic.
You’re fond of animals—at the very least you prefer to live and let live. Still, it’s hard when it comes to the critters’ inability to respect your personal space, and you need a way to keep them out of the attic. The mess they leave behind and the damage they cause your house can’t be ignored, so what can you do to keep them out of your space without causing them harm?
Roof rats are black or dark brown rats that are becoming increasingly problematic in Central Texas and Austin. They reside in your attic, measure thirteen to eighteen inches in length, weigh up to nine ounces, and are slender with almost hairless ears.