If you have rodents or other wildlife in your home, you should get started on the pest removal process right away. The longer these rodents and wildlife live in your home, the harder it is to write their eviction notices. Luckily for Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex homeowners, you’ve got Critter Stop in your corner. Contact us and we’ll be happy to help you write an eviction notice for any rodents or wildlife who have taken up residence in your house.
Most people who have mice and other rodents in their house won’t see them. They’re sneaky and mostly come out at night. Instead, you should keep an eye out for other warning signs of rodents, including:
1. Droppings and grease spots
2. Sounds of scratching or skittering
3. Signs of chewing or mouse holes
Not sure your wildlife infestation problem is a rodent? Check for warning signs of other common wildlife in the home, including:
Raccoon - raccoons are destructive when they’re getting into the house. Most often, they make large holes in the roof to get into the attic. Unlike rodents who leave droppings and grease spots throughout the home, raccoons usually have one designated latrine area. You will also hear the raccoons in the attic, walls, or crawl spaces.
Opossum - for the most part, warning signs left by opossums will mimic that of raccoons. However, opossums do not use latrines, so you will see droppings and grease spots. Additionally, you are unlikely to hear noises from the opossums except at night.
Squirrel - these little guys look cute outside the home, but once they’re in your house, squirrels are much more destructive. Most active between the morning hours of 7 am and 10 am, squirrels can be noisy, and they’re likely to destroy just about anything for nesting materials.
You may have heard the old saying Check your home for small cracks, crevices, and holes. If a pencil can fit through it, a mouse can fit too. Use caulk, sealant, and weather stripping as necessary to remove any potential entry points for mice and rodents.
Remove access to food supplies by storing food in sealed containers and keeping garbage in lidded bins.
Make sure there are no materials stored inside or outside your home that would attract a rodent infestation. Inside the home, that means discarding old newspapers and magazines and cleaning your linens and their storage areas regularly. Outside the home, wood piles, stacked boxes, and other clutter make great nesting materials and safe homes for mice.
If you notice warning signs of any rodents or wildlife in your Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex home or business, your first call should be to Critter Stop. We’ll write your rodent and wildlife eviction notice for you. Our unique rodent and wildlife removal process sets us apart from your other options. We begin by sealing all of the access points into your home. Then, we trap and remove all your unwelcome guests. Next, we clean, repair, and sanitize the spaces where there has been destruction. Finally, we set up deterrents outside the home to reduce the chances that rodents and wildlife will return.
While hearing squirrels in your attic is bearable for some, the financial damages they can cause through chewing of electrical wires, ducting, HVAC components, and other home features, makes early eradication a wise investment.
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