Are Raccoons Dangerous to Pets and Kids?
Raccoons are medium-sized mammals native to North America. Typically, most raccoons measure between 16 to 28 inches in body length and weigh between 11 and 57 pounds. Their most distinguishing features include front paws, facial masks, and ringed tails. Raccoons are intelligent– studies show that they can remember the solution to tasks for at least… Read more »
Pest Prevention 101: How to Keep Pests Out of Your Attic
In your house, do you spend a lot of time in your attic? If you’re like most people, you rarely if ever spend time there. Yet the attic is one of the places in a house where pests and critters love to visit, and take up residence! In an attic, you might get bats, birds,… Read more »
What Should You Know About Opossums?
If you’re like most people, you rarely if ever see an opossum. They’re active at night, so it’s not like you’d see them in the daylight unless they’re sick or roadkill. Now, that said, you might find evidence that an opossum is near your house. For instance, say you have cement steps leading up to… Read more »
Why Do Mice Keeping Coming Into My Home?
Have you noticed a mouse in your house? If so, you’re probably wondering, “Why are they coming to my house of all places?” Food Typically, the main reason you might find mice in your house is that they’re seeking food, and you have food! For instance, do you ever leave food out on the counter… Read more »
Are Squirrels in My Home?
Cute as they are, squirrels belong outside– not in people’s homes. How do you know if you have squirrels in your house? Indicators of Squirrels in Your Home Have you seen shredded insulation? Does it look like certain pieces of wood have been gnawed at by something? Is there an electrical problem because a wire… Read more »
Issues Caused By a Bat Infestation
Most people shudder at the thought of having just one bat in their house. Can you imagine how you’d feel if your house was home to a bat infestation? Yikes! During the colder months, bats like to look for warm spots to call home… so they’re drawn to attics, chimneys and walls. If bats have… Read more »
The Importance of Attic Restoration
If you’ve ever had pests like squirrels or racoons living in your attic, you have to wonder what they did in there, right? Chances are they’ve left behind fecal matter, urine and even oil from their fur. This “stuff” can spread bacteria and lead to mold growing in your home. And did you know a… Read more »
Tips for Nuisance Wildlife Prevention in Mobile, AL
Critters may be fine to have around… as long as they’re not in your yard, close to your house, causing trouble! What are some tips for nuisance wildlife prevention? In other words, how can you keep critters like squirrels, raccoons, rabbits, opossums, and skunks away from your house so they don’t bother you, your plants,… Read more »
How Mice Can Cause Serious Issues in Your Home
Some people keep mice as pets. Of course, when they do, these cute critters are kept in cages! Other people, though, discover unwanted mice living in their homes. These are the not-so-cute kind of pests Critter Capture receives phone calls or emails about– usually with the line, “Get rid of them, please!” Having unwelcome mice… Read more »
When Do Squirrels Become a Pest Control Problem?
Squirrels seem to be ubiquitous. We see them scampering about trees and lawns all the time. They’re seemingly harmless and, to some, quite cute. But what about the times when squirrels become a pest control problem? Squirrels are fine when they’re outside and not bothering you. When they’re living inside your home, though? That’s a… Read more »