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Pest & Wildlife Pressure in St. Joseph, MO
Nature and Nuisances
Located near vast parkways and conservation areas, St. Joseph, MO, is an ideal place for anyone who loves the outdoors. However, these beautiful natural spaces often bring wildlife pests to both city and suburban homes.
Deer mice favor fields and pastures but will also nest in buildings or disused vehicles. When these rodents move into Missouri homes, cabins, and hunting lodges, they may bring disease as well. The pests are a source of hantavirus, which spreads through airborne pathogens in deer mouse waste.
Other rodents, such as house mice and Norway rats, may also pose problems for St. Joseph residents. These pests are more common in homes, and actually prefer to live near people. Both Norway rats and house mice contaminate stored food with their waste and create messy nests in homes.
Rodents are not the only pests that invade St. Joseph neighborhoods -- coyotes have readily adapted to urban settings in Missouri. These predators often hunt for small animals in yards and gardens. In addition, a hungry coyote will scavenge through garbage cans and steal pet food left outdoors.
While they typically keep their distance, coyotes may grow comfortable around people if actively fed by residents. When wild prey is scarce, these animals target poultry and even pets. Additionally, a coyote may see a larger dog as a threat, and violent conflicts can occur as a result.
Attic Restoration Services
Critter Control offers a complete attic remediation process which includes but is not limited to removal of soiled/compressed insulation, application of deodorizer/disinfectant, replacement of damaged flex AC ducts, and installation of T.A.P. (Thermal Acoustical Pest Control) cellulose insulation.
Q&A with Local Franchisee Jeff Archer
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
We often see bats in the metropolitan area, squirrels and raccoons in attics, mice, rats, and birds. We get quite a few requests to remove moles, skunks, and groundhogs wreaking havoc in yards.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
We get a lot more calls in the spring, with animals becoming more active and having babies. Summer and fall bring bats, stinging insects, and burrowing critters like groundhogs, skunks, and moles. In the winter, we primarily gets calls about squirrels and raccoons seeking warmth and shelter in attics.
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Critters typically get inside homes through gaps, holes, and unsecured vents. All exterior openings should be sealed. Take care of wildlife problems immediately to avoid further damage and cost.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
Call at the first sign, sight, noise, or odor, especially if you notice unusual activity in your attic or landscaping.