Venice Rodent Removal Rodents are infamous throughout history for their ability to transmit disease and cause damage wherever they go. While there is little danger of the black plague happening again any time soon, rodents can still be a scary thing to deal with when they are on your property or in your home. Luckily, Critter Control® of Sarasota is one of the premier rodent removal solutions in the Venice area, and our technicians are here to help. How to Tell If You Have Rodents Droppings - Rodents are always looking for something to eat or chew on, which means they also create a lot of waste. If rodents are in your home, you will likely spot their small, black droppings. They are typically around ¼” long and usually found along the walls or in the attic, basement, or other common nesting areas. Nests - Nests are another common sign of the presence of rodents. They are typically found in out-of-the-way places like the attic, basement, garage, or even inside of walls. They can be made of shredded paper, attic insulation, cardboard, or chewed up wood scraps. Gnawing Marks - Keep an eye on exposed wood around your house. Because rodents love to chew, they will sink their teeth into important wood structures around your house, base boards, cabinets, and even electrical wiring in some cases. If you see bite marks on these items, a rodent problem is the likely culprit. Strange Pet Behavior - in some ways, animals have much more acute senses than humans. If cats or dogs around your home have been acting strange, pointing at seemingly random areas, or seem overly interested in entrances to your attic or garage, there could be unwelcome rodent intruders. What Should You Do? When you think there are unwanted rodents on your property, it’s important to take action quickly. Letting a professional wildlife control solution remove any nuisance rodents from your property not only ensures that all the unwanted critters are gone, but it also protects you and your loved ones from being exposed to any unsanitary conditions or bacteria. We’ve built a strong reputation around our rodent removal services, and we’re here to help. If you think rodents have moved onto your property, call Critter Control® of Sarasota today at 800-274-8837 to schedule your consultation. Venice Squirrel Removal Since 1983, Critter Control® of Sarasota has built a reputation as the premier wildlife control and squirrel removal solution in the Venice area. Over time we have created strategies for ridding residential and commercial properties of nuisance squirrels in an efficient and environmentally-friendly way. Not only do our services rid your property of squirrels, but we also take measures to ensure nuisance wildlife doesn’t return in the future, giving you the peace of mind you deserve. Squirrel Characteristics Though they aren’t aggressive and don’t share the same negative stigma that rats and mice have, squirrels pose their own problems for Venice residents. They’ve been known to run along power lines which can cause transformers to short out, they love gnawing on wiring, building nests inside of attics, and generally making messes that can be costly to clean up. If you’re someone who keeps a bird feeder or bird house on your property, know that squirrels see these as easy targets and will steal seed from feeders and raid bird houses whenever possible. These characteristics are good reasons to call a professional wildlife control company that can quickly and permanently rid you of nuisance squirrels. Do You Have a Squirrel Problem? The first step in removing squirrels is identifying when you have a problem. Ask yourself the following questions: Do you hear squeaking or scratching noises coming from your ceiling or walls? Are your bird feeders being depleted faster than usual? Have you noticed holes in your home’s siding, gutters, soffits, or flashing? If you’ve experienced any of the above, consider calling one of our squirrel removal specialists today. The Critter Control® Difference What sets us apart from other wildlife removal solutions? Our complete dedication to the well-being of you, your loved ones, and your property. Not only will our technicians remove any unwanted squirrels from your Venice home, they will also repair any damage and clean up any messes the squirrels caused so your property stays looking its best. If you think squirrels have taken up residence on your property, don’t wait to get help. Call Critter Control® of Sarasota today at 800-274-8837 to schedule your consultation. Rat Removal in Venice We pride ourselves at Critter Control® on being the absolute best option in the Venice area for residential and commercial rat removal services. What sets us apart from the others is our dedication to the well-being of your property and the safety of its occupants. Our rat removal techniques have been built and refined to be as efficient, safe, and environmentally-friendly as possible so you can rest assured that your property is in good hands. Not only are our solutions quick and effective, they are as permanent as possible. Common Rat Traits Rats typically won’t charge at humans or go out of their way to bite, but they pose a problem in other ways. Rats love to chew on pretty much anything they can get ahold of, including structural wood components inside of buildings, electrical systems, and even some types of roofing materials in order to keep their constantly-growing teeth trimmed to length. They will also build nests in Venice attics using insulation, ruining it in the process. These behaviors, combined with how unsanitary rats are, make for a good reason to call the specialists at Critter Control® of Sarasota. Are Rats in Your Home? When determining if you have rats in your home or not, ask yourself the following: Is there a foul smell of urine or solid waste coming from the walls or ceiling? Have you noticed signs of chewing or biting on wood surfaces or food containers? Do you hear squeaking or scratching sounds coming from your walls or ceiling? Let Us Help Do you suspect that rats are living in your home or on your Venice property? The specialists here at Critter Control® of Sarasota can help. For more information about our rat removal services, or to schedule a consultation, call us today at 800-274-8837. Venice Mice Removal For residential and commercial properties alike, mice are tiny critters that can cause big problems. Regardless of how cute they may be, or the fact that some people keep them as pets, the reality is that mice can cause damage and spread bacteria if they nest in a home or office. Mice removal is important, but it is something that should be done by a professional. Mice are skilled in finding even the tiniest openings in a building foundation or wall, and can squeeze through holes as small as ¼” in diameter. The Signs of an Infestation You may have mice on your property if: You begin hearing squeaking, scratching, or the pitter-patter of footsteps coming from your walls or ceiling You begin to smell a foul, ammonia-like odor from mouse urine, or spot the small pellet-like droppings that mice leave behind You notice bite marks on food containers in your kitchen If you do have mice on your hands, it is important to handle the issue before they are able to cause extensive damage. Getting Rid of Mice There are plenty of DIY methods available online for getting rid of, and excluding mice from a building. However, mice can be difficult to remove and are more intelligent than they seem, therefore, professional removal is the most effective option. We Can Help The team at Critter Control® of Sarasota is well versed in all forms of mice removal, and we can get your home back in top shape in no time. Call us today at 800-274-8837 with questions about our mice removal services or to schedule your complimentary consultation.