The beautiful city of St. Louis has many attractions ranging from the famous Gateway Arch to the world famous Busch Gardens and the downtown St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Stadium. The residents of the greater St. Louis area take great pride in these and other attractions of their city. However, as beautiful as the city is, it is not exempt from the infestations of wildlife pests, especially in the winter months.
The harsh winter with bitter cold temperatures has affected St. Louis homeowners with damage, destruction and needed repairs due to the infestation of unexpected winter pests. Wildlife, in a quest for shelter, has greatly impacted homes this winter. Among those that find their way into attics, basements, garages and crawlspaces are bats, chipmunks, raccoons, skunks and squirrels. Any of these animals in the attic or walls of your home can cause an insurmountable amount of damage and expense. It is not an easy chore to get rid of squirrels or raccoons once they find their way inside your home. Squirrel and raccoon removal undoubtedly calls for professionals who are highly trained in safely evicting these wildlife pests from your home.
These winter pests will leave you with plenty evidence that they have moved in. They will leave droppings everywhere they go. A professional will be able to identify from the droppings which species of wildlife has moved into your home. You may also hear scratching sounds in the walls or ceiling. In fact, it is not uncommon to hear them running in your attic. More than likely they are building a nest and looking for a place in which to have their young. This, of course, must be quickly rectified, as it will cause a population explosion this spring.
Squirrels and other members of the rodent family are noted for excessive chewing. They will chew holes in your walls and ceiling as well as chewing into electrical wiring. This not only calls for expensive repairs but is a fire hazard as well. The first step toward correcting the problem of wildlife in the home is to identify the point of entry and seal it off. There are other “do it yourself” techniques that many homeowners have tried only to find the problem still exists.
Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions has been serving the greater St. Louis area for more than 50 years and has become the largest family-owned pest management provider throughout Missouri. Contact us today and let a member of our diverse team of professionals take care of your wildlife invasion.