Raccoons are also very common in St. Charles. In the winter, they like to move into attics and other areas of homes looking for warmth and a food source. Raccoons are extremely clever and have adapted to urban areas quite well. When they move into an attic, they’ll use one area as a place to eliminate. They will then use another area as their living quarters, perhaps even making a nest out of the insulation. This can quickly destroy an entire attic.
Raccoons have no fear of humans, and carry diseases such as rabies. The conflict between humans and raccoons is a never-ending one, and homeowners need help when they’re dealing with this aggressive creature.
Bats are useful for many things. For example, they eat their weight in mosquitoes every day. Inside the home though, bats have no purpose. They bring disease, and leave bat guano all over attics and other areas of the home. It is most effective, and most cost-efficient, if bat problems are combatted right away. The longer bats are in the home, the more guano will build up, and the costlier it is to fix the problem.
Due to their very nature, skunks are notoriously difficult to remove from the home. While skunks can get into areas such as attics, they are most likely to find their way into crawl spaces and under porches and decks. The odor they spray can last a long time around the outside of a home, and skunks pose a significant problem for homeowners with curious pets.
Once a skunk has made a part of your home theirs as well, they will have babies fairly quickly. Homeowners are often surprised to find a skunk giving birth directly underneath the front steps. It’s for this reason that as soon as homeowners identify an unwelcome skunk, they take the necessary steps to get rid of it.
Rat and Mice Removal
By the time homeowners notice rats or mice in their attic, crawlspace, basement, or any other part of their home, they already have a major problem. Rice and mats populate very quickly. In fact, one female mouse can have up to 140 offspring a year.
Once a home becomes infested, these rodents are extremely difficult for homeowners to get rid of. They multiply faster than homeowners can trap them, and destroy everything in their path in the meantime. Rats and mice will chew through wires, leave droppings everywhere, and ruin food and other contents of the home. A trusted wildlife control expert can remove these rodents and help prevent them from coming back.