How To Get a Squirrel Out of the Attic

You see squirrels at the park or while you are walking down the street, but you never think of them being inside your home and attic. This article will cover why squirrels enter your home, what to look for so you know if you have squirrels in your home, how to keep them out, and more. Most of the time, you will need professional guidance and inspections to find out if you have squirrels. After the inspection, they will remove any squirrels from your home for you. Why Would Squirrels Come Into Your House There are many reasons a squirrel would find your home inviting. It could simply be because it is getting cold outside and your home is nice and warm. Squirrels often store their food, they could be looking for an area in your home or attic to stash food away. During breeding season, your attic makes the perfect nesting site to keep their young safe. Everyone knows squirrels love acorns...
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Best Pets for Pest Control

Many property owners are interested in biological pest control or finding "natural" ways to discourage rodents from entering their homes. Getting domestic animals that control pests is one solution that can help make your home less appealing to mice and rats. The Best Animals for Pest Control The best animals to target problem rodents include: Cats: Cats traditionally hunt mice. Some cats enjoy hunting and will also chase houseflies and other smaller animals and insects in the home.   Dogs: People have used certain dog breeds for pest control for hundreds of years. For example, Jack Russells and other terriers often hunt down and eliminate rats.   Pet falcons: Falcons prey on rats, mice and other rodents. However, extensive training, costly classes, and subsequent licensing are required to keep a falcon as a pet in your area.           Barn owls: Owls are highly effective mouse hunters and will return to your property over many seasons if the hunting is reliable.   The Challenges of Using Animals for Wildlife Control Pets can present unique challenges if you...
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Are Opossums Dangerous?

Some people think they're cute. Others believe that these furry, gray marsupials with hairless tails are scary. Still, if you have an opossum taking up residence in your home or yard, the most pressing question is whether these creatures are dangerous. Good news — opossums are generally harmless. However, we recommend that you avoid making friends with these nocturnal animals or inviting them to stay on your property. Here's why. What Are Opossums? Opossums are the only marsupials in North America. In the U.S., the Virginia opossum, is a cat-sized creature with dull, gray fur, white and black markings, a long snout and pink paws. Their hairless tails are prehensile, meaning they can grasp branches or carry small objects. If you catch an opossum off guard, you'll probably hear it hiss, growl or click as a warning to stay back. Opossums are opportunistic scavengers, eating almost anything they can get their paws on. These omnivores will dine on plant matter just as readily as...
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What to Do if You Get Bitten by a Copperhead in Tulsa, Oklahoma

A Sapulpa woman was recently faced with a copperhead snake, shining the spotlight on snake safety in the area. Urban Jungle Wildlife Removal was proud to help educate news listeners about the dangers of venomous snakes, and we want to continue to support our community by spreading the message about snake safety. Common venomous snakes in Oklahoma include rattlesnakes, cottonmouths and copperheads. Copperheads are the most common snakes to cause bites. These snakes are about 2 to 3 feet long and are pit vipers, meaning they strike by detecting the heat produced by their prey. Can You Survive a Copperhead Bite Without Treatment? Copperheads are venomous, but their venom is relatively mild compared to other venomous snakes. Bites are not usually life-threatening, but if bitten you should always seek medical attention. These snakes produce hemotoxic venom, which affects the immediate area around the bite and causes painful but usually temporary tissue damage. You will still want to get medical attention immediately if you have been...
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Raccoons in Your Attic: What Do You Do?

  Raccoons in Your Attic: What Do You Do? Since most animals instinctively seek warmth and shelter, it's no surprise local wildlife might invite themselves into your home at unexpected times. Having a raccoon in the attic is a typical occurrence for many homeowners, and worth taking seriously. There are a few tips and tricks to follow if you want to try to remove the raccoons on your own, or you can call a full-service company to handle the entire process and remove the risk from yourself. Signs of Raccoons in Your Attic While raccoons can be sneaky, there are a few ways to tell if one is living in your attic unwelcomed. These small signs can help you assess whether you have a raccoon problem, and where they might be getting in. Based on the severity of the indications, you can determine whether the raccoons are newcomers or have an established presence. Feces inside the attic or on the roof Attic noises, including...
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How to Get Rid of a Dead Animal in Your Home

Finding a dead animal in your house or on your property is an unpleasant surprise for anyone. Whether it's a dead bird in the yard or a raccoon in the attic, you should take steps to dispose of the animal as soon as possible to protect your health and well-being. Professional services like Urban Jungle Wildlife Removal are available to help, but if you want to handle it yourself, here's what you should know about how to remove a dead animal from your home. Request Dead Animal Removal Services ➔ Signs of a Dead Animal in Your Home In many cases, you'll be able to clearly identify a dead animal on your property, especially if it's outside. There are a few key signs that can alert you to the presence of a dead animal in your home: Bad smell: If you notice a lingering odor in your home, it could be a sign of a dead animal. Whether the smell is subtle or strong, you...
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How Does an Animal Get Into My House?

An animal may get into your house through the openings in your roof, attic, chimney, crawlspace or basement. If you suspect an animal has gotten in, inspect your interior and exterior property for signs of wildlife activity, such as chew marks, grease stains, droppings, or damage. A professional wildlife removal company can help you deal with the animals in your home through exclusion techniques. Explore the animals that can get into your house to determine how to deal with any potential intruders. Request Wildlife Removal Services ➔ Main Entry Points Depending on the animal's size, their entry points into your home don't need to be large. Check the following places for signs of wildlife in your home: Crawlspace or Basement: Animals enjoy hiding in dry, dark basements. You can determine if wildlife is in this part of your home by checking the foundation from the outside. Pay attention to gaps, such as places where different types of building material meet or where cables, pipes...
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How to Tell If You Have Bats in Your Attic

Bats are an unwelcome invasion in any home. If you think there are bats in your attic, you'll want to act right away. Bats can carry diseases harmful to both humans and pets. They can also reproduce in your home, leading to an even bigger problem later. Request Bat Removal Services ➔   Here are a few signs to look out for and steps to take if you have a bat infestation. Why and How Bats Get Into the Attic It's well known that bats like caves — they're dark, secret and quiet. The only issue is that caves tend to be cold. Attics are warm, especially in the south. Drawn to the high temperature and darkness, bats feel right at home in a rarely used attic with no windows.  They get into the attic through small holes and gaps in the roof. Once they are in, they begin making a home for themselves. When Are Bats Most Active? Bats are nocturnal animals. They sleep in the day and fly...
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The Difference Between Mice and Rats

Rodents pose a nasty problem for homeowners throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. These elusive nocturnal creatures invade food supplies, cause extensive property damage, leave their droppings in living areas, and even carry and spread diseases. Request Rodent Removal Services ➔   While it's not likely that you can have mice and rats at the same time (rats often feed on mice — the scent of a rat is enough to drive mice away), the presence of either one requires immediate attention. How to Tell If You Have Mice or Rats in Your Home If you want to get rid of these destructive pests, you first need to determine whether you're living with mice or rats. Each has different characteristics that impact the removal process. If you have rodents in your home, it's probably one of the three types — roof rats, Norway rats (less common) or house mice. You can often distinguish between these three by their appearance. But since you don't always see them, you can use other methods to...
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