Unless you live in a very rural area with lots of land to your name, then chances are, you have some kind of fence surrounding your property line. Man-made barriers are usually constructed as a way to promote privacy and prevent others from wandering into our yards, but unfortunately, the same techniques that we use to deter humans don’t always work on animals. Case in point: while your neighbor may have a “NO TRESPASSING” sign, skunks generally ignore posted warnings. […]
Summertime is Snake Season
“Nope Rope.” “Danger Noodle.” “Slither Spaghetti.” These cute-but-cautious nicknames help convey the mixed feelings that humans tend to have about snakes. Some folks are terrified of snakes, some folks find them fascinating and beautiful, but most of us can agree that we’d rather not get surprised by one while walking around outside! […]
What’s the only thing worse than catching a mosquito in the act of biting you?
Noticing a brand-new mosquito bite on your arm or leg after being outside for less than two minutes.
Answer: “Beats me, but one them just ran under that pile of boxes!”
All jokes aside, how confident are you in your ability to identify and classify? While mice, rats, and squirrels are all rodents and all considered pest animals, they’re definitely not “the same thing.” Let’s take a moment to learn the visual differences between the three: […]
Longtime readers of this blog may recall that, a while back, we discussed the prospect of domesticating wild animals. More specifically, we explained why trying to domesticate wild animals is a terrible idea that will almost certainly end in hurt feelings, destruction of property, and/or bodily injury. […]
Unless you happen to own a pet bird, hearing tweeting, flapping, or even pecking sounds coming from inside your walls, attic, or chimney is generally cause for concern. While they may not seem as unsettling as rat problems or even squatting squirrels, bird infestations should be handled as soon as you’re aware of the problem, even if you’re not 100% sure what kind of bird you’re dealing with. […]
In a recent post, we discussed how to respond when a wild bird gets inside your house. And in another recent post, we talked about a few different bat species that are native to North Texas. Well, our readers can consider this post to be the hybrid offspring of those! Let’s talk about how to respond if you find a bat in your home. […]
When you work in the wildlife removal industry, you tend to run into bats with fair frequency. These winged critters—who, contrary to popular belief, are not rodents—are pretty small, but they can startle the absolute daylights out of someone who’s not expecting to see a bat flying around in their house. And even if you find one while it’s hibernating, the experience can still be unnerving, as bats have a pretty well-earned reputation for carrying rabies. […]
Springtime is officially here! Though we probably haven’t yet seen the last of winter weather, we can all start to look forward to warmer afternoons, blooming wildflowers, and an increase in animal activity. Birds become particularly lively this time of year: their quests to find mates and produce offspring often drive them to sing, fly, and gather resources with extra gusto! […]
When a homeowner calls us to deal with an animal infestation, our technicians don’t just drive over, trap the offending critter, and then leave. Part of our multi-step process is to check the client’s house for entry points that an animal may have used to infiltrate the structure, and if we find any, we’ll try to fix them. The ultimate goal is to avoid future infestations. […]