What Kind of Animal is in My Attic?

Wild animals have ways of getting into the attics of homes. Most homeowners do not realize they have unwanted house guests until they begin hearing the noises above them. There are different clues to help you discover what kind of animal is in your attic including types of:

  • Do the noises sound like they are coming from a small or large animal? Do they happen mostly at night or during the day?
  • Entry holes. A squirrel will mak… Read more »

Squirrel Problems

Of all the world’s rodents, squirrels are usually a favorite. Their bounding strides and outrageously bushy tails make them endearing. Although the playful, athletic rodents are cute in nature, squirrels in your attic can lead to big issues.

Control Attic Squirrels

Squirrels are actually one of the least harmful of all rodents. Rats … Read more »

Squirrel Damage

As too many homeowners have learned, squirrels in Jacksonville can cause extensive amounts of damage in short periods of time. They are rampant chewers, have nesting habits that put your home insulation at great risk, cause unsightly landscape damage, and can impart dangerous diseases.

Common Types of Squirrel Damage
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Raccoon Damage

Jacksonville raccoonWhile raccoons are intelligent creatures that generally hide when approached by humans, they can spread diseases and wreak havoc on landscapes. Raccoons prefer to nest in dark, secluded spaces and can wriggle into many small, unsealed openings. They are often discovered nesting in chimneys, attics, and beneath homes. A raccoon nesting in your home c… Read more »

Common Raccoon Problems

raccoonsRaccoons are the pests that Jacksonville residents wish they didn’t have to hate. Known for their burglar masks and striped bottlebrush tails, raccoons look like fluffy, beloved household pets. While they can be fun to watch, homeowners need to be aware of the negative effects of leaving common raccoon problems unchecked.In the Jacksonville are… Read more »

Rat Proofing Your Home

Rats are wily critters who can sneak into just about any crack or crevice in your home. Tempted by the promise of warmth, food, and safety, rats target Jacksonville homes and offices to make their nests. Rats are content to stay in the same place as long as they can find food and water sources and don’t feel threatened. Take measures to rat-proof yo… Read more »

What Do Rats Eat?

Rats are omnivores and will eat just about anything they can find. They are notorious for their strong stomachs and voracious appetites. They need a steady influx of energy and therefore eat constantly. They aren’t particular about what they consume, and their diets can vary widely.

In today’s world, rats do not need to find their food in the wild, and… Read more »

Rat Facts

 Jacksonville roofratMost people in the Jacksonville area know that rats enjoy scavenging for food in human garbage and often build nests in home attics – but did you know that:
• Rats become depressed when alone; this is why they always travel in packs.
• Rats are excellent navigators due to their sharp memories. They never forget a passage once discovered.
• Rats are … Read more »

What is That Smell in My Attic?

Is there a strange smell coming from your attic? You may have an animal living, or the carcass of an animal decaying, there. Here are some telltale signs the stench is originating from animals in your attic.

Dead Animal Smell

Squirrels, mice, rats and raccoons often die in homes after they’ve settled in for some time. Some may also pass after they… Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Use Squirrel Repellant

Despite their cute appearance, squirrels tend to be incredibly destructive when in the home. They gnaw on wooden beams in your house and can introduce disease into your home. Their urine acts as a pheromone that invited other squirrels to the location. If squirrels have entered your home, the damage can be substantial, and action is ne… Read more »