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Signs that Raccoons Live in Your Attic

Do You hear Noises in Your Attic? Signs that Raccoons Live in Your Attic

By Derick McChesney | May 26, 2020

Raccoons are more likely to invade your home during winter and spring, but they can get into your attic at any time of the year. Sometimes, pregnant raccoon mothers break into attics looking for warm, dry, and safe places for their babies. Therefore, if you suspect that you have raccoons in your attic, then most…

Can You Get Pest Control During the Pandemic?

By Derick McChesney | April 3, 2020

It sounds peculiar to some, but pests won’t take a break because of the coronavirus pandemic. After all, squirrels, skunks, raccoons, mice or rats, bugs, and all of the other creatures that can try to inhabit our homes and properties are impervious to the virus. They know nothing about the millions of people now sitting…

How to Prevent and Get Rid of These Common Critters

By Derick McChesney | March 20, 2020

As winter’s last puddle melts and the sun finally comes out of hibernation, so do the many critters and rodents that have been lying low all winter long. With warmer temperatures comes an influx of these nuisances, and while they are furry and can sometimes be cute—emphasis on sometimes—these rascals can wreak some serious havoc…

Get Ready to Reclaim Your Shed When Spring Arrives

Get Ready to Reclaim Your Shed When Spring Arrives

By Derick McChesney | January 21, 2020

Ask anyone who lives in an area where wildlife is abundant, or even only semi-abundant, and they will usually have a story or two about wildlife invasions. The red squirrels that destroyed the attic or the stinky skunk who took up residence beneath the old foundation, and so on. While these stories can bring a…

3 Common Winter Pests and How to Handle Them

By Derick McChesney | January 8, 2020

Winter can arrive fast or show up a lot later than normal. It can be very harsh, cold and uncomfortable or it might be unseasonably warm without much accumulation or hazardous weather. In other words, winter can be unpredictable. On the other hand, wildlife can behave in fairly regular ways, and that is particularly true…

Tips for Homes with Unexpected Mice Issues

Tips for Homes with Unexpected Mice Issues

By Derick McChesney | November 6, 2019

You might be shocked to discover that an area of your home has suddenly developed a mouse issue. Unfortunately, late autumn is the peak season for mice (and rats, and other critters) to start seeking warmer living conditions, and it is why many people suddenly develop a mouse issue. Though tiny and almost impossible to…

Animals Start Looking for Winter Homes in the Fall…Are You Prepared

Animals Start Looking for Winter Homes in the Fall…Are You Prepared

By Derick McChesney | October 9, 2019

Whether or not you like raccoons, opossums, squirrels and other natural critters, chances are you don’t like them enough to eagerly share your home with them. Yet, every autumn, these creatures begin looking around for some wintertime “digs,” and your home or garage may be a prime target of their interest. To better understand this…

5 Things You Do Unknowingly to Bring Rats and Mice to Your Home

By Derick McChesney | September 5, 2019

Though often kept as pets, rats and mice have a definite “ick” factor about them, and most health professionals warn that they present serious risks for disease and illness. The threats come in the form of diseases from rat or mice bites, as well as viral infections from their droppings and urine. Inhaling air containing…

Tips for Keeping Bats Away from Your Home

By Derick McChesney | August 8, 2019

Having bats near your home can be uncomfortable and you may be wondering how you can get the animals to leave. Bats are known to carry certain diseases that can be transmitted to humans through their dropping or bites. Some medical professionals will recommend you get a rabies vaccination if you just see a bat…

Issues Pigeons Can Cause to Your Property

Issues Pigeons Can Cause to Your Property

By Derick McChesney | July 19, 2019

Watching birds soar gracefully across the sky is a lovely sight, but when pigeons start to take up residence in your home or workspaces, they can become quite a nuisance. There is a whole list of problems that these prolific birds can cause, and it can become quite costly over time. Each year, pest birds,…

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