How to get rid of bats?
Bats are great to have around your home as they feed a ton of flying pests and insects. Bats inside your home is a different story. As a federally-protected species, killing bats is illegal. Show how do you get rid of bats attempting to nest and live in your home?
The temporary installation of one-way bat arms can allow bats to safely leave the home and not return. After all bats are gone, structural repairs are necessary to prevent them from returning. Focus on all areas of the home with cracks in brick and siding that are 3/8 x 1 inch and larger. Bats can get in just the tiniest cracks and gaps in your home.
Chipmunk poop: What does chipmunk poop look like?
Using the poop or feces from an unknown animal is an excellent way to identify what type rodent or wildlife problem you have. Common droppings to find in and around your home come from chipmunks, squirrels, rats, and mice.
Chipmunk poop can vary in what it looks like based on what chipmunks are feeding on. Sometimes, chipmunk droppings are mistaken for rat or mouse droppings. Chipmunk poop is tiny at 1/2 in length. There are pellet-shaped with long and pointy ends.
Lifespan of a fly?
The lifespan of a fly causing a pest issue in or around your home is dependent on the species of fly. Houseflies don’t go away easily or quickly as they can live up to a month. Gnats, like fruit flies, have even longer lifespans living up to 60 days. Getting rid of a fly problem involves more than just killing them with insecticides.
Getting rid of flies also involves sanitation. It is critical to determine the source of the fly infestation to stop future breeding. For house flies this is often garbage or pet waste. For fruit flies, the source of the infestation and breeding is often rotting fruit and vegetables, garbage, and organic matter in kitchen and sink drains.
What to do if rat poison is not working?
Rat poison can be extremely dangerous to humans and non-target animals. The use of rat poison to get rid of rats is usually best left to pest professionals specializing in rodent extermination. Rat poison is highly effective, when used properly, and can get rid of mice and rats quickly.
But what do you do when rat poison isn’t working? Rat traps are the easiest and safest option.
Common types of rat traps include: rat snap traps, rat live-catch traps, rat glue boards, and electrical traps. Properly baited, rat traps can help homeowners get rid of rats without resorting to dangerous rat poisons.
I have wasps or yellow jackets building nests around my home. How do I get rid of stinging pests?
The fall is peak season for wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets. Stinging pests are dangerous and not just because of their painful stings. Some people are pre-disposed to serious and life-threatening anaphylactic reactions from wasps, bees, yellow jackets, and hornets.
Getting rid of stinging pests involves several steps. First identify the species you are dealing with. Next make a plan to safely remove the nests and use fast-acting insecticides to kill remaining wasps and yellow jackets. Paper wasps build their nests under porches, eaves, and in bushes around the home. Yellow jackets are known for building nests in the ground. Oftentimes, the safest and most effective option to get rid of wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets is to hire a pest professional.
How to tell if a spider is venomous?
Many spiders are venomous, but still may not pose much risk to humans. Identifying venomous spiders that are dangerous can be difficult. Female and male spiders of the same species may look dramatically different.
The top two venomous spiders we encounter in Mississippi are the Black Widow spider and the Brown Recluse spider. Black widow spiders usually have a red or orange hourglass on their abdomens. Brown recluse spiders are light to dark brown and most have a fiddleback design on their backs.
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