You'll be lucky if you never come into contact with these animals. When threatened, they will spray leaving you covered in a stinky mess. Skunks are most active at night and, according to last year's inspections, in June. This is most likely because most litters of kits are born in late May, and all throughout June. These animals create dens for their young and may end up in your home. Their diet includes mice, so if you have a rodent problem there is a high risk of attracting skunks as well. If you find rodents or skunks in your home give us a call! We can sign you up for a rodent program and set up trapping for those smelly skunks.
Raccoons are sometimes referred to as "masked bandits" due to the fur around their eyes. They may look cute and cuddly, but their appearance is deceiving. These animals can be quite fierce. Their sharp claws and teeth may cause damage to your home or you if in close proximity. According to last year's inspections raccoons were most active during the springtime. This is when most of their pups are born and the mother needs to find a safe place to hide her young. If they choose your home they may burrow into your attic or other parts of the house. Raccoons can be dangerous and having them in your home increases your chance of catching the diseases they carry. Do not attempt to remove these animals yourself. Their dens are often full of feces and covered in urine which could spread disease. Also, if there is a family there the mother will be protective over her children and may attack if you get too close. If you find that raccoons have nested in your home, give us a call and we will take care of it.
Squirrels are active year-round but according to last years inspections their activity was greatest in late May and December. These pesky critters can go nuts gnawing away at your homes. Their teeth never stop growing and can average 6 inches per year! They will chew threw wires, installation, and siding in or outside your attic. If you notice any new holes or random power outages give us a call!