St Louis Pest Control Blog

Wildlife Removal in St. Louis

Raccoons

Raccoons St. LouisRaccoons forage for food at night. They have excellent night vision and hearing to locate any meal near them. Nimble hand-like forelimbs mean the common raccoon can open trash cans and spill trash in search of a meal. While searching for food raccoons can damage your lawn, shingles, air vents and trash containers. Beware of raccoons because they are also known to be a major carrier of Rabies, fleas and ticks.

Skunks

Skunks Removal in St. LouisSkunks is another animal you may encounter in and around your home. They have incredibly sharp teeth and will defend themselves appropriately. A skunk is more dangerous than the odiferous spray; they are the largest carrier of rabies in the state.

Squirrels

Squirrel Control in St. LouisThere are a few reasons why squirrels living in your home can cause problems. Squirrels can damage wiring inside the home, siding and air vents outside your home and more. Squirrels, like some of the other animals can introduce fleas into your home. As with any wild animal, fleas thrive on numerous hosts, squirrels included. Once a squirrel has found a nesting site, that area will also become infested with fleas. So once a squirrel has been removed from the home, the fleas may find their way into your home looking for a new host.

Opossum

Opossum Control in St. LouisOpossums that find their way into your home also can create a fire danger inside your home by chewing on wires. These pests have caused numerous home fires in the past, and there is a good chance that they may be the cause of a fire in your home. If you suspect that you may have a pest or rodent problem around your home, it is strongly advised that you seek out the assistance of an experienced and professional pest control company; do not attempt to rid your home or property of rodents on your own.

Moles

Mole Control St. LouisMoles will actively dig new surface runs looking for good feeding areas. If they dig a new run that does not produce a lot of worms (and such) they may not return. However, moles are extremely territorial and do not work together. In fact, they don’t even share ones tunnels. With Spring right around the corner, moles will start to forage closer to the surface of your yard in search of there favorite food, a tasty earthworm.

Voles

Vole Control in St. LouisVoles stay active all year long; in fact, sometimes they will make surface tracks in snow that become visible once the snow cover has melted.Voles can cause a lot of damage to lawns and plants. In the lawn area they will eat away the grass in a path that will lead them to and from their nest and food sites. Voles will eat a variety of things: insects, nuts, berries and plants. While eating all the creepy crawly things in your yard can be a good thing, the plant eating can severely damage or kill your plants.

 

Blue Chip has all of the tools and knowledge to deal with these pests and can create a program to take care of your specific problems. For more information please visit http://www.bluechipexterminating.com/wildlife

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