The history of Groundhog Day dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries in central Pennsylvania. Folklore states that if a groundhog appears out of its burrow on February 2nd, Spring will be arriving early; six more weeks of winter is eminent if on a sunny day the groundhog emerges and retreats back to the burrow after seeing its shadow. Presently, Groundhog Day is a part of holiday festivals and celebrations of food and activities; a lot of pressure to put on a little, cute-looking rodent.
The history of Groundhog Day began with the Germans in 1886 when it was first celebrated. The German premise was that if the sun shines on Candlemas, the predecessor to Groundhog Day, the badger or groundhog sees its shadow to indicate another six weeks of winter. The first celebration of this new tradition was held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
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.
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.