People don’t normally think of opossums as pests. The mammal is more known for its propensity for faking death when it feels threatened by predators. However, the opossum can often wind up inside homes near its habitat. When this happens, the opossum might take up residence in someone’s attic in search of a warm, dry home. Opossums, however, make very poor housemates. If an opossum takes up residence in your home, it is important to call a New Jersey animal control professional immediately to relocate the animal safely.
The Problem with Opossums
Opossums can cause a great deal of damage to a home, and are wild animals. With all wild animals, it is always important to contact an animal control specialist and leave relocation and removal to professionals. Opossums can carry a wide variety of pathogens and parasites including the rabies virus. This makes them dangerous for the inexperienced person to attempt to handle on their own.
Various raccoon problems can arise once they nest inside your home or place of business. Some of these problems are easily addressed while some can cause harmful effects on both the structures they inhabit as well as the people that live and/or work there. Here are a few of the more common issues that raccoon removal experts often see along with the warning signs to look for:
Damage to Property
Raccoons can produce a great deal of damage both internally and externally of homes and businesses once they figure out how to gain access. Sometimes they discover an opening into a particular building and other times they’ll literally rip apart a weaker area while creating a good amount of damage in doing so.
The wildlife that we see around us in New Jersey is enjoyable to watch from a distance. They signal the change of seasons, and the beginning of spring. However, they become a problem when they decide to take up residence with us in our yard, or worse yet, in our home. Removing skunks from your property is something you might consider in order to avoid future problems with this animal.
This is true of the skunk. A normally docile creature, when a skunk perceives danger, it gives off the familiar spray to ward off predators. The spray of a skunk can reach up to 10 feet. The reason it smells so bad is because it is made of sulfur. Anyone who has ever smelled a rotten egg knows the smell of sulfur. Once a human or dwelling has been sprayed by a skunk, the penetrating odor is difficult to remove.
Bats are amazing creatures. They have keen eyesight and sharp hearing. These flying mammals are an important link in the food web because they spread seeds and help to control the insect population. Unfortunately, they also carry several dangerous diseases. If you are a homeowner, it is wise to make sure your attic is bat-proofed. If you need to perform a bat removal operation, make sure you understand the risks before coming in close contact with these animals.
Normally, bats are harmless. They do not wish to interact with humans, but when people and bats are in close proximity, the possibility for disease transfer increases greatly. Bat-proofing the home is a relatively simple procedure, but if you are not sure how to perform this task or are physically unable to complete the work, call on the services of a professional animal control company.
With springtime in the air and warm days on their way, there will be no doubt that pesky rodents and other small animals will come to investigate in or around your home. Many small animals and rodents are not as active in winter, and as the day’s heat up, their metabolisms increase, prompting them to forage and invade property structures, homes and gardens. A number of problems can evolve when unwanted animals invade your premises. Precise Pest Control can help you with any of your wildlife problems and effectively remove them from your home.
Moles, prairie dogs, ground hogs and gophers are burrowing animals. They like nothing better than to create intricate tunnels, with open passages in your yard or under the foundation of the house. Once they establish a breeding population near your home, it’s a certainty that the ground you walk on will be perforated and very dangerous to walk on. Many of the animals eat grass and tree roots, as well as any roots that belong to vegetables from a garden. They destroy plants and trees by eating away at the root systems. They also change the landscape by diverting water run-off, causing water to be trapped in tunnels and large burrowing chambers. This soaks and weakens the ground, making walking over it treacherous. Many sprained ankles have resulted from animal burrows. They can also weaken house foundations, causing walls to lean or sink.