“I have a snake in my boot”
Here at Canton Termite and Pest Control, we pride ourselves on providing top of the line wildlife control services for our customers. As the colder weather comes to Georgia, many animals will begin to seek shelter. In the wild, wildlife like snakes finds natural shelters from the cold. However, some of these animals will choose to use homes and commercial structures as a den instead.
There are several steps and precautions that a homeowner can take to protect their home from wildlife. While these steps will not entirely keep wildlife out, they can help to deal with most problems before they arise. Basic steps for homeowners include:
- Make any necessary repairs around the exterior of the home. Make sure there are no holes, cracks, or damaged parts of the roof, walls, or gutter. If you do find a hole, check to make sure no animals have already moved inside so as to avoid trapping them inside of your home.
- Any doors, windows, or other openings should be kept closed to prevent wildlife from entering.
- Clean up any piles of debris such as leaf piles or trash around the home. It is also preferable to keep any wood piles away from the home.
- Seal any pet food and trash cans. Any sign of food outside the home will quickly attract a variety of wildlife.
By making these adjustments around the home. The chances of wildlife infestation are greatly reduced. It can be difficult, however, to constantly keep up repairs, and this can allow wildlife to sneak into a home without being detected by the homeowner. Attics, crawl spaces, and other out of the way areas commonly attract wildlife invaders.
If you suspect that you might have any kind of wildlife inside of your home. It is best to act on that suspicion as soon as possible. The longer a pest is present inside of your home, the more damage and expense they will cause.
Many species of wildlife that can enter your home can fall under state and federal conservation laws. Some animals, like bats, are protected under law and cannot be disturbed or interacted with unless you have a license to do so. It is important to remember to treat all animals with caution. Many animals can carry dangerous bacteria and diseases. It is therefore advisable to maintain caution when interacting with any wildlife, whether they are inside or outside of your home.
Dealing with wildlife inside of your home can be a difficult task. Removing any animal is a complicated and potentially dangerous task. Wildlife control involves more than simply trapping and removing animals. It can also be a challenge to clean hazardous waste left by the animals and identify and repair any damage to the home. For these reasons, it is often best to leave the work to the professionals.
The rates charged by wildlife control technicians can sometimes seem expensive upfront. However, it is often a much simpler and cheaper option in the long run. Any mistakes in the removal and repair process can cause expensive problems inside the home. It is therefore typically preferable to hire a professional service that you trust to deal with your wildlife problems.
When dealing with a wildlife infestation, you do not want to trust such a complicated job in the hands of a company you do not trust. Here at Canton Termite and Pest Control, our team has had years of experience with wildlife control. We strive to always offer our customers the best quality of service at an affordable price. We also offer free inspections. Before we ever charge you for a service, one of our expertly trained technicians will inspect your house and identify any potential problems. We will then create a plan that solves your particular problem in the safest and most efficient way.
So if you have any wildlife problems in your home, or simply a question, call us today at 770-479-1598. Ask for me, Tim McWhirter, and I will be happy to answer any questions you might have!
Here’s to YOU living wildlife free!
Here at Canton Termite and Pest Control, we have seen a significant increase in foreign wildlife recently.
Around the country, there have been reports of new and unusual wildlife, known as Pokemon, making an appearance. Our team was naturally concerned about this, and we have been in intense training for the past week preparing a response team.
In our research, we have identified several common types of these wildlife. Below is a list of confirmed species that our team has encountered, as well as information related to potential risks, normal habitat locations, and behavioral patterns.
This small, mouselike creature can be found in surrounding grasslands, forests, and sometimes urban environments. It is approximately 13.2 Ibs and slightly over 1’ tall. If you encounter this creature, it is important to remain cautious due to its ability to generate electricity from its body.
This Pokemon can be best identified as a blue turtle. It is known to inhabit areas near to sources of water. The creature is approximately 19.8 Ibs and stands at almost 2’ tall. Remain cautious when approaching this creature. Our team found this creature to be difficult to capture, and we found the high pressure blasts of water it generates to be stronger than anticipated.
In the decades I have spent as a wildlife and pest control specialist, I have never encountered a creature more dangerous than this. At approximately 22 Ibs of weight and only about 3’ of length, it may seem peaceful. Do not allow its small size and seeming lack of strength to confuse you, this is a terrifying creature.We have been unable to capture this creature nor identify any weaknesses it has. It seems to be so confident in its strength, it simply splashes at anything near to it. If you encounter this creature, DO NOT APPROACH!
Fortunately, through extensive research and development, our team has acquired a cutting edge technological tool to assist us in dealing with this new wildlife epidemic. This device combines advanced engineering with recent advances in theoretical physics to capture the creatures and place them inside of a small, spherical object codenamed the Pokeball. With this device, our team has reported success in capturing even the most elusive creatures, and we are considering expanding their use to traditional wildlife. As we continue to research, we will develop increasingly efficient method to humanely capture these creatures.
Our team here at Canton Termite and Pest Control wishes you all luck in your quest to “Catch Em’ All!” We remind everyone to be safe and have fun. If you ever need any help catching Pokemon, or any other wildlife or pest, call us at 770-479-1598! We will be happy to assist you in any way that we can!
I would like to thank my son Aaron for providing me with his expert knowledge for this post.
Canton’s Hometown Exterminator
Canton Termite and Pest Control has had the honor of being featured this month in the Canton Family Life magazine. As a small business owner, I recognize the value of community, and being able to work with a local publication has been both an honor and a pleasure.
I have always wanted to convey to my customers that they are more to me than simply a number, they are my neighbors. I hope to have future opportunities to work with Canton Family Life as well as other local businesses and organizations!
If you live in or near Cherokee County or any neighboring Georgia counties, and you feel out of your depth with your pest problems, remember that Canton Termite and Pest Control offers FREE Inspections and FREE Estimates.
We will help you identify your problem and help you solve it QUICKLY and SAFELY!
Call us today at 770-479-1598 to schedule your appointment.
According to a 2012, Georgia has around 15 snakes per square mile and therefore has the highest average area concentration in the United States. While this statistic may seem disturbing and cause you to look for snakes every time you go out, there really is little need for worry. Of the 41 species of snakes in Georgia, only 6 are poisonous.
Here at Canton Termite and Pest Control, we have years of experience with snakes. Our wildlife division is equipped and always ready to deal with any problems you may have with snakes or any other animals. Call or text us today at 770-479-1598!
Mice in the House
In Cherokee County Georgia, During the cold winter months, small animals often seek shelter in homes and other structures.
One offender is the common field mouse. There are approximately 38 species of mice around the world. Mice have an excellent sense of smell can are actually more accurate than dogs at detecting scents. In fact, Israeli scientists have been working to train mice to work at sensing traces of bombs or dangerous chemicals as an airport security detector. As comical as that sounds, the research has been promising and the mice are more accurate than other detectors currently used. Mice are herbivores that typically consume fruits, seeds, and vegetables. However, mice adapted to urban environments will eat almost any type of food or scrap. Many cities have an epidemic due to large mice population, but suburban areas are at risk as well.
Every year, mice invade approximately 21 million American homes. These mice carry disease, contaminate food, and damage your home. Mice often enter into the residence by chewing holes into walls or through pipes. They will chew wire, books, furniture, and other materials in the home. Mice often shred soft items such as clothes or blankets to create scraps for nests. The frayed and chewed wiring that the mice leave is a fire hazard and could cause catastrophic damage. To make matters worse, mice droppings are poisonous, create a bad smell, and can carry disease. If a mouse enters into your home, it will quickly reproduce and soon create a major infestation. It is important to call a pest control specialist if you see even one mouse in your home, often a large infestation is hidden somewhere that will continue to spread if not eliminated.
Mice often enter homes during the winter months or if their food supply is destroyed. They are seeking food and shelter and will often form nests wherever they break in. The female mice mature quickly, and annually produce over 100 offspring. Once mice infest a home, it is difficult to remove them. Contrary to popular belief, cats are not useful for mouse control, and the only effective method is the use of baited traps. Snap traps, catch and release traps, and poison are the major tools for mouse control. While it is possible to deal minor infestations yourself, it is usually easier to at least consult professional help.
To prevent a mice infestation, make sure to repair any holes in screens, windows, and walls in your home. Seal any possible openings that a mouse can exploit. It also helps to regularly take out trash and to store food in appropriate containers. Firewood or any other piles of materials should be stored away from the house. If you hear sounds late at night or suspect you may have a mouse infestation, call a licensed professional to inspect your home. At Canton Termite and Pest Control, we receive hundreds of calls during this season relating to mouse and other pest removal. We have years of experience, and will give you the best price for the highest quality service, guaranteed! If you think you have a mice infestation, or any other pest or insect, call us today at 770-345-0442! We’ll make sure that, this Christmas season, nothing is stirring, not even a mouse!