Especially as the weather starts to turn cold, you may start to hear scurrying at night or notice small droppings in your home. Rodents and vertebrae pests, such as mice, woodpeckers and squirrels, tend to get inside when they need more warmth, and if there’s any food source they’ll stay for as long as possible. When you see signs of rodents in your home or business, call Birch Fumigators. We offer control in Edmonton to get rid of unwanted pests, including:
Bats usually live up to 20 years, with some living up to 30 years.
They use high frequency echolocation that is hard for humans to hear, with the exception of clicking noises.
Bats can squeeze through holes as small as a dime.
A single bat is able to consume up to 3,000 insects in a single night.
They will produce several times their own weight in waste each month.
Bats congregate where insects do. Insect sources, such as bright lights at night can attract bats as they know this is where the food is.
Actions You Can Take to Avoid Bats
Minimize outdoor water sources: bats will remember the location of water sources such as bird baths or kiddie pools. They seek them out in times of need.
Ensure your attic is sealed: due to disease smell and waste droppings, bats can be a harmful pest to your property.
Adult squirrels require about a pound of food per week.
They can adapt to any human favourable environment, such as attics, crawl spaces, chimneys and even abandoned automobiles.
They stay within 4 acres of their nest, feeding off of nuts and fruits. They will steal eggs and attack small birds when starved.
How to Safeguard Against Squirrels
Seal all openings: any openings in the roof or other areas of the house may allow a female inside. Squirrels can cause a great deal of property damage by chewing and gnawing through boarding.
Ensure there are no squirrels trapped in your home. Mother squirrels often will do great damage to regain entry to your home if a baby is accidentally trapped inside.
Skunk mating season is during late winter.
Their young are born mid-spring to mid-summer.
A litter can include 1-10 kits.
Skunk dens can be under sheds, woodpiles, decks, porches and crawlspaces.
They are attracted to garbage and pet food.
They exhibit defensive behaviours, such as stamping feet or raising tail, before spraying.
Ways to Prevent Skunk Denning
Add light and noise to make your home a less attractive den.
Keep garbage bins tightly shut.
Bring recycling out in the morning of pick-up if possible.
Seal off any areas that would be appealing shelter, such as hollow logs and wood piles.
Use mild repellents such as castor oil or ammonia-soaked rages to ward off skunks.
Woodpeckers can cause serious damage to the trees on your property, not to mention unwanted damage to the actual structure of your home or building. For woodpecker prevention in Edmonton, rely on the experts with 118 years of experience. Birch Fumigators offers year round bird exclusion for your commercial or residential property.
They feed off of insects, berries, tree sap and vegetable matter.
Woodpeckers can live up to 11 years.
Will nest in nooks and crannies in trees or wooden buildings.
When living in groups, they can become very territorial and cause a large amount of damage.
Stop Woodpeckers from Nesting
Monitor around your home for signs of woodpecker damage. Wood peckers are attracted to insects inside structures and will often peck around the edges of siding to get at them.
Reflective objects will deter woodpeckers. But only for so long. Woodpeckers can get used to many visual deterrents after prolonged exposure.
Birch Fumigators offers several solutions to handle squirrels, bats, mice and other rodents. This includes relocation of the squirrel family safely from your property and identification of entry locations they like to choose as well as the cleanup and removal of the bats from your property. We will also advise you to ensure any of these rodents are not tempted to return.