If you are experiencing nuisance wildlife within or around your property, contact the professionals at Pestcom Pest Management today for wildlife removal of annoying and destructive pests!
How to Get Rid of Raccoons
Raccoons (Procyon lotor) are easy recognizable by their distinctive black masks and ringed tails. Raccoons reach maturity at about one year of age and can weigh as much as 20 pounds. Raccoons are renowned for their climbing abilities and their nimble fingers which make it easy for them to open trash cans and also gain access to other structures in order to find a home. Being nocturnal in nature, they are most active at night and will typically look for places to hide during daylight hours including hollow tress, barns, chimneys, crawl spaces and attics. Raccoons are omnivores and are considered intelligent creatures. They will find an access point into your property via vents and if they find a suitable area will set up a den, often causing damage to your chimney, attics and other areas within your home or business.
Idaho is home to nearly two dozen squirrel species. Squirrels are members of the rodent family. Squirrels are active year-round and primarily live in trees. Their preferred food is nuts, seeds, fruit and the birdseed found in birdfeeders. Breeding occurs throughout the year, but peaks in late winter and late summer. They are most active during the morning and early evening. Squirrels are extremely agile and steady climbers that almost appear to defy gravity.
The Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis) is easy to recognize with its black body and characteristic white stripe which serves as a warning to other animals to beware of its often potent attack. Skunks have the capacity to spray a powerful and extremely odorous scent up to 15 feet by using glands located below the tail. Skunks are primary nocturnal and are considered omnivores feeding on small rodents, worms, insects and fruit. They have a particular fondness for pet food that is left outside. While skunks do not typically attack, they can have rabies so it is best to keep your distance and call a professional like Pestcom Pest Management!
How to Get Rid of Gophers
Gophers are energetic diggers and can be quite a nuisance for home and business property owners, HOA’s, parks and golf courses to name just a few! Gopher infestations are not typically noticed right away. It’s only when you see their conical shaped mounds above the ground. By the time this level of destruction has been reached, there is usually a severe infestation with a great deal of damage below ground level. Gophers are extremely aggressive so it is recommended you don’t get close. Instead, call the wildlife removal experts at Pestcom!