Have you recently heard some weird noises coming from attic? You know it's not Santa Claus, so you're left wondering who's up there. Chances are good you've got a new and unwanted roommate - a raccoon. No one ever told a raccoon "mi casa es tu casa," so it's time to do something about it. Don't let raccoons rule your roost, it's time to get serious with pest control management.
First let's discuss why these guys have chosen to make your home their new bedroom. Raccoons are great climbers and are nocturnal so they love dark places - hence how they came to be in your attic, explained The Humane Society of The United States. The other important thing to note is that mother raccoons will try to find a quiet place to birth and raise their young, and your home is much quieter and safer than threats in the woods. But that isn't a good reason for them to stay.
The source explained that you fist have to find out how the raccoon is entering your home. Once you locate a hole that you think the animal is entering through, stuff some newspaper in it and leave it there for a couple of days. Return to the hole and see if the paper has been moved. If it has, you've found your entryway. Next Home Remedy Hacks explained that you need to get rid of anything that is attracting the animal to your property. This might be easy access to garbage or vegetables from your garden. Make sure your garbage lids are secure and put up fencing around your gardens so it's harder for them to get in. You can also plant cucumber in your garden to ward away hungry animals - they can't stand the smell, reported the source.
As mentioned earlier, raccoons love peace, quiet and darkness, so another option is to get rid of the opportunity to give them that luxury, said HRH. Turn on bright lights and play loud music to scare them out. The Humane Society recommended installing a one-way door is a good way to get animals out of attics on their own. This door will allow them to leave, but won't let them get back inside. This should only be a method if the raccoon is without young however, otherwise her offspring will suffer. If this is the case, you are probably better off having professional pest removal services deal with extracting the intruder from your home.
As the weather cools, you'll probably see fewer pests than you did during the warmer months, but that doesn't mean they're all gone just yet. Some insects can actually come out in full force during the autumn, while others might seek refuge in your warm home. Here are some key tips to keep in mind as fall gets underway:
As the middle of summer approaches, you need to be vigilant about keeping your garden free of pests. Many insects breed during the summertime, which means they're on the lookout for great places to lay their eggs. For many bugs, that means near a source of food. In fact, some species of insects will lay their eggs inside budding vegetables and fruit so their larvae have something to eat as soon as they hatch. That's why you have to keep harmful bugs out without damaging the bugs that could help you, such as bumble bees.
You might have noticed that, with the exception of the kitchen, you find more pests in your bathroom than in the rest of your home. This is because insects and rodents see the bathroom as a convenient watering hole. Pests love leaky pipes and standing water because these offer them a hydrating oasis in the otherwise dry biome that is your house or apartment. And if your bathroom develops mold, all the better for pests, who may eat fungus or use it to lay their eggs.
The kitchen is largest gathering place for pests in a residential home. The reason is simple: pests can grab a bite to eat and take a sip of water while they're here. And when they find such a bountiful place, they will return home to their nests and report the finding - before you know it, your whole pantry is a buffet for ants! The problem could get even worse if a piece of food falls somewhere and begins to rot. Similarly, fruit and vegetables you bring into your home may be harboring unseen pests waiting to hatch.
It's finally here - sweet, sweet summertime at last! But has your time outside already been rudely interrupted by swarms of pesky bugs trying to take a stab at you? This season, let's say no more to swatting, slapping or clapping at these insects who seem to be tormenting innocent outdoors enthusiasts every year. Fortunately, the solution isn't as chemical ridden as you might think. As it turns out, some of your favorite scents are insects least favorite.
Not every creature that visits your property is a dangerous nuisance. Many animals actually offer a number of benefits that keep your yard healthy. Predatory animals, in particular, actually offer natural pest control. Here are five common suburban creatures that can help keep more difficult or annoying animals at bay:
Discovering a mouse is loose in your home can be a real headache, and for restaurant owners, such an infestation can be an even bigger problem. Mice may be cute, but they simply do not belong in the kitchen, attic or anywhere else. If you've noticed any of these signs around your house or business, it may be time to call in a professional rodent exterminator:
The customer is always right, and this is especially true if he or she is complaining about seeing a mouse or cockroach. Pests have no place in your organization, as bugs and rodents will turn away potential business or even lead to a possible lawsuit. Keeping your company protected requires a proactive approach. Work with a pest removal specialist to identify the best ways to stop creatures from infesting your business. Here are just a few ideas for successfully mitigating and preventing any issues: