Animal Control – Reynolds Pest Management

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Animal Control

Reynolds Pest Management, Inc. provides nuisance animal control to homes and business’s throughout our entire service area.

Raccoon Control, Raccoon, Raccoon, Animal ControlRaccoon Animal Control

Adults are 2 – 3 feet long Weigh average 10 – 30 pounds Are active at night Food is Crayfish, clams, birds and eggs, fish, frogs, snails, insects, pet foods, fruits, nuts, acorns and grain products Habitat modification: Removing food sources and potential harborage sites Raccoons den in naturally areas such as tree trunks, ground burrows, crawlspaces, attics and under deck and porches Exclusion: Repair breaks in foundation and screen crawlspace vents with hardware cloth. Raccoons are high infectious carriers of rabies.

Opossum | Possum Animal Control

Possum, Opossum Up to 40 inches in length Average 4-7 pounds Opossums live in burrows abandoned by other animals and also in hollow trees, woodpiles, found in attics, garages and sheds where they make messy nest. Are active at night Food is Insects, fruits and grains includes dog food Known for baring teeth, hissing, screeching, biting and excluding a rank anal fluid. Most of all can play dead to ward off predators Droppings of opossums look large, elongated and contain seeds Prevent entry by repairing foundation breaks, screening crawlspace vents with hardware cloth. Seal attic areas and cap chimneys with wire cage material. Opossums are not common carriers of rabies.

Squirrel Animal Control

Squirrel Control, Squirrel, Squirrels16-20 inches long with weight of 1 ¼ to 1 ¾ pounds Active during the day Food is Acorns, walnuts, orange fruits and hickory nuts Feed also on tree bark, damage plants, lawns and plantings by digging holes to cache nuts for winter. Inspection: roof line, attic, louvers, roof vents and soffit for entry points Habitat modification : Tree limbs trimmed back 6-8 feet from the structure DO NOT FEED THEM. Exclusion: Sheet metal and hardware cloth not to exceed ½ inch Squirrels are not a common carrier of rabies.

Armadillo

Armadillo, animal removalArmadillo’s are 24 – 32 inches in length Weigh 12 – 17 pounds Long claws making them proficient diggers Have 4 front toes and 5 back toes Armadillo’s dig their own burrows or use natural holes Have good sense of smell but very poor eye sight They eat insects, surrounding soil and plant matter Prefer sandy or clay soil Foraging pits are up to 5 inches deep Armadillos can acquire leprosy but reports are rare No bait or attractant is effective. Placing traps around burrow has been proven effective. Are active at night but forage early morning and evening hours. Armadillos are not common carriers of rabies.

Skunk’s

  • skunk, skunks, skunk controlSkunk’s are members of the weasel family
  • Approx. 29 inches long
  • Jet black with lateral white stripe down the back
  • Breed once a year
  • Gestation is 7-10 weeks from May through June
  • Average litter is 4-6 young
  • Skunk’s prefer open area’s
  • Home range is ½ to 2 miles and males will travel 4-5 miles
  • They create dens under decks, stoops, concrete slabs and crawlspaces
  • Active at night
  • Feed on plant and animal material, but prefer grasshoppers, crickets and beetles
  • When food is scarce they feed on mice, rats and rabbit’s
  • Skunk’s damage lawns and golf courses by digging holes in search of grubs
  • Box trapping is an excellent method to controlling skunk population

Moles

  • mole, moles, mole controlMoles are insectivores and not rodents
  • Close relative to bats and shrews
  • They have hairless pointed snout, small eyes and ear openings hidden in the fur
  • Large front legs with palms wider than they are long for digging
  • Small, narrow, slender hind feet with sharp claws
  • 6 ½ to 7 inches long with the tail adding another 1 ¼ inch
  • Moles mate once each year with 2 -6 young born in March through early May
  • Gestation is 42 days with only 50% to survive
  • Do not hibernate and are active all year round
  • Moles prefer loose soil with an abundant supply of earthworms, insects & grubs
  • Moles live independently within burrows beneath the soil surface
  • Runways are 6 to 8 inches in depth and feeding tunnels are 1 ¼ to 1 ½ inch in diameter
  • Moles are voracious feeders that eat nearly their total weight daily

 

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