Typical Shrew Appearance
Though shrews may look like rodents with their short, gray fur, they actually belong to the insectivore family. House shrews, the most common variety, are one of the smallest mammal species on the planet. These pests reach only three to four inches in length, including their tails, and weigh about an ounce or two.
Since they feed on insects, shrews are commonly found in yards. However, once winter arrives, they may seek shelter in garages, sheds, and basements. When people stumble upon these tiny pests, they frequently mistake them for mice. Though both animals are small, shrews are identified by their elongated snouts and miniscule eyes. Additionally, house mice typically have bicolored fur and live in large groups, while shrews have solid-colored coats and are solitary.
Problems & Removal
As shrews eat many unwanted insects, they can be beneficial in yards or gardens. However, they are still unwelcome guests indoors. Aside from frightening residents, the pests may bite when handled. Despite shews' size, their bites pack a punch. Even one can deliver pain that lasts for days due to venom secreted from their salivary glands. If residents suspect a shrew infestation, contacting the professionals at Critter Control is the best way to identify and resolve the problem.
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Squirrels and chipmunks were in our attic. So we called Critter Control to do an inspection. Their representative climbed all over our very steep roof and found several places where squirrels had entered our attic.
Upon inspection of the attic, evidence of bats was also found. The Critter Control team came on time to completely caulk the entire perimeter of the house and create an exit strategy for the squirrels and bats.
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can cause histoplasmosis, this also required total removal and replacement of our attic insulation and sanitizing the space. Not a small job in a 1,300 sq. ft. attic! While Critter Control’s cost was high, our homeowners insurance covered most of it. Everyone representing Critter Control was professional, courteous and timely. I would highly recommend them to anyone who thinks they might have unwelcome guests living in their attic
On recommendations from a nearby pest control company, I called Critter Control for suspicious bat droppings
Madison came out the same day to do an inspection. She was knowledgeable, thorough, and highly professional. She examined the ‘matter’ that had been scattered on my threshold and thought it was foliage. But she then asked to go up to my attic space where the bats could be roosting. She had to walk up 3 flights of stairs with a heavy ladder. She again spent some time searching all the nooks and crannies and found nothing.
She seemed so interested in her craft, it was truly inspiring to see! She reassured me and is writing up a prevention strategy for my appraisal. She charged me NOTHING!! I am so impressed. We need more Madisons in this world!
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We noticed droppings on our brand new deck - we were given their number from our contractor. They came the next day. Brian looked at it and said - yeah, bats!! He then checked every area in our attic and he explained exactly what needed to be done.
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