Some of the wild animals that may require pest control in Freeport are bats, beavers, birds, chipmunks, geese, groundhogs, ground squirrels, mice, moles, muskrats, raccoons, rats, shrews, squirrels, voles, and woodchucks. They are often in search of food, and if they are about to have a litter of babies, they are in search of a warm place to build a nest. Some creatures, like the beaver, won’t try to come inside a house, because they require an aquatic habitat and build burrows and lodges in the banks of lakes and streams. However, they can still do significant damage to the property, and they carry health risks as well.
Beavers have solid, wide bodies, with wide, flat tails and webbed feet, and they’re very strong. Adults can weigh anywhere from 15 to 70 pounds. Their bodies are 34 to 54 inches long, and their tails are another 9 to 17 inches long. Beavers eat plants and tree bark, and they also fell trees to build their homes.
The kinds of trees that beavers can work with, and destroy, are birch, cherry, maple, pear, pine, poplar, and willow trees. In fact, it can take a beaver as little as three minutes to chew its way through a willow tree with a trunk that is 5 inches in diameter. Because of the time and expense required to live trap a beaver, most pest control in Freeport companies will use a humane lethal trap method.
The pest control service will inspect your property to verify beaver damage. They will set up baited traps for the animals and return regularly to check on the traps and replace old bait with fresh bait. Sometimes, another type of animal will successfully remove the bait but avoid the trap, so the exterminator will put new bait in the trap. Occasionally, another type of animal will get caught in a beaver trap, but that is rare. If a different animal does get caught in the beaver trap, the exterminator will remove the animal, and disinfect the trap so it doesn’t retain the smell of another type of animal, which would otherwise deter beavers from being enticed by the bait.
If you need pest control service in the Freeport area you can take note of Pearson Plumbing & Heating to fulfill all of your needs.