A-Tex Pest Management knows first hand that Texas is home to many different species of wildlife and at one point or another, all Texans will come into contact with some type of wildlife. Two species of wildlife that are very common in the local area are the raccoon and the Possum. For those that follow our Facebook page, you’ll know that just this last week we caught and removed several ring-tailed cat raccoons! Raccoons and Possums are large in size and can do a great deal of damage once inside any home. A-Tex Pest Management technicians are properly trained on how to successfully remove raccoons and opossums from your home and property. Raccoons and Possums are extremely clever when it comes to gaining access to local homes. While chimneys and attics are common homes for these large rodents, a resourceful opossum or raccoon can make a den just about anywhere in your house.
Wildlife Damage Prevention
Homeowners should take proper precautions when fighting the presence of raccoons and opossums, this can be done by sealing all routes of potential wild animal entry, put a screen on any open windows, and covering chimney tops. Taking the proper steps will help prevent any chance of the raccoon and opossum from entering your home. An A-Tex Pest Management technician will gladly assist you in properly safeguarding your home against these annoying wildlife pests.
Raccoons Seek Shelter, Water & Food Sources in your Home
Raccoons have learned that garbage cans and dumpsters are excellent sources of food and that houses provide the most suitable habitat. A mother raccoon will often tear a hole in a roof to gain access into the attic of a house. If raccoons gain access into your attic, you will be dealing with quite a mess, a large amount of raccoon dropping and terrible odors that will penetrate the walls and other materials in your home. A-Tex Pest technicians are skilled and experienced in removing raccoons from your home in a safe and humane manner.
Possums Also Seek Harborage, Water & Food Sources in your Home
Possums are common throughout Texas and can become quite a nuisance if they gain access to your home. A-Tex Pest will remove any possums that are living inside of your home and make sure that they do not return. Possums are omnivorous and will eat almost anything, including garbage. The possum is a large animal, measuring two feet long and typically weighing around ten pounds. If there is a possum living in your attic, you will hear it scurrying around in the morning or at night time. Contact A-Tex Pest Management to properly and safely remove any possums you may have running around your home.
Professional Wildlife Removal in Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Leander & Cedar Park TX
These large rodents are extremely noisy and their scurrying throughout walls and attics is usually heard immediately by homeowners. By rapping on the wall or ceiling where the sound is heard is a good way to check how mobile the animal is, and whether it is a large adult or younger, smaller rodent. If an adult is discovered, it is always important to check for any dependent young they may have with them. This should be done by a professional from A-Tex Pest Management. If you suspect an opossum or raccoon invasion, contact A-Tex Pest Management to clear your home of these destructive rodents and pests.