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Monthly Archives: November 2018

How Do Snakes Get Into the Attic

We all know that squirrels are skilled at scaling buildings and climbing walls; but how do snakes do it? Snakes are often caught in attics or inside the walls of homes, but how do they get upthere?
Snakes have the ability to “climb” rough surfaces such as bricks, trees, or some sidings used for houses. They can tighten their muscles and squeeze their way up surfaces. Snakes can slide up these surfaces with relative ease and make their way up to your roof.
Snakes don’t stick to or latch on to walls the way a lizard or squirrel could, but they do utilize their muscles to tightly squeeze into the soffits of bricks or around tree trunks. Rougher surfaces are easier for them to slip up.
Snakes would gain access to your attic in the same way that a squirrel might. Holes in the roof, cracks in the eaves, or damage from the gutter can give a pest animal access to the inside of your home.
Snakes that gain access to the inside of your home often go into walls as well. They use them to travel throughout the rest of the house. Snakes that enter the home at a lower level may migrate to the attic where it is warmer. Snake activity in the walls can lead to damage to the insulation of your home, causing drafts and cold pockets.
We specialize in removing snakes, raccoons, and other pests in the New York New Jersey area. For a complete inspection and evaluation please contact us or call us at 917-633-0888 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.

Don’t let mice squeak by this winter!

Winter is coming and that means all of the critters that live outdoors are gonna be looking for a warm place to reside during the cold months of the year. What better place than the walls and basement of your home! Nobody wants these disgusting rodents scurrying around their property all throughout the night; scavenging your kitchen for food and building nests inside your walls. Also, don’t forget about the dangers that they may bring to you and your family since they can carry all sorts of disease.

Mice are normally drawn to cluttered and unsanitary homes. If you have a cluttered basement full of storage, or if you have leftover food laying around they maybe more drawn to your home than a typical neat and clean home. However, mice will take what they can get, they are intelligent rodents and if the conditions outside are poor they will make even the cleanest of homes their new home. Some tell-tale signs of a mice infestation include; small pebble sized droppings, urine odors, gnawed holes, gnaw marks, rodent runways, rodent nests, scampering, and unusual pet behavior.

Mice like to nest in a variety of places. Normally they’ll find their way into the walls, however if they dont they may choose other locations such as; inside storage boxes, inside of ceiling voids, underneath appliances, or in ground burrows right outside of your home.

One of the dangers mice pose is the fact that they can possibly carry a lot of different diseases. One of the diseases are called the Hantavirus. This virus is a respiratory disease and if left untreated can actually be fatal. Another disease that they may carry is called Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis. This disease will cause fever, headaches, nausea and vomiting. Lastly and the most well known disease that they may carry is the Plague. As many know the disease is credited for killing millions of europeans during the middle ages. Today luckily the disease is curable and easily treatable, but why would you ever want a species credited with causing millions of deaths worldwide residing in YOUR home?

The next time you see or hear any of the signs that tell you that you may have mice in your home, contact us to ensure a safe and humane removal of these pesky rodents.

We specialize in removing mice, rats, and other pests in the New York New Jersey area. For a complete inspection and evaluation please contact us or call us at 917-633-0888 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.

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