Critter Removal Services — May 27, 2008
Since the last update we have been extremely busy. May always seems to be the month where all the critters decide to enter houses at the exact same time. Bat season is underway and I was pleased to see two healthy colonies of little brown bats this past month. We have also excluded 4 large colonies of big brown bats this month also. Calls for raccoons have slowed down a bit. The most recent raccoon jobs we've found pups that were already 4-5lbs in weight. Calls for squirrels have been coming in steadily this past month. These juvenile critters are now traveling with the adults. We're seeing large numbers of juvenile gray squirrels this year. 5-6 juveniles per attic have been common. And last but not least, complaints for mice have dropped off with the arrival of the warm weather. Which is just fine with me because I'm tired of crawling under decks with the spiders and snakes while critter proofing houses. Check out the pictures from some of these projects below.
This big female raccoon was guarding a litter of pups in an attic. We removed her by hand shortly after she posed for this picture and then gently removed the 4 juveniles.
Bat Removal from Attic
This house in Topsfield Ma. had bats under some roof flashing and roosting behind the shutters. There was about 2 dozen bats in this colony.
Cohasset Bat Removal
Here we have a situation where a chimney has pulled away from a house. This created a small gap that some squirrels had chewed and made larger. A small group of bats also took up residence in this gap and I found.
The family that live in this house had been putting up with mice for 10 years. Every year they would trap and poison dozens of mice. After crawling on my stomach for 40 feet under their porch I finally located the 1 single hole that had let hundreds of mice into their home for years. The hole was sealed, the mice were removed and this family's mice problems are over.
Stow Mouse Removal
They say that there's a first time for everything. I was sealing the foundation of a house in Stow about 3 weeks ago when I had a very interesting experience. Just as I was about to seal a large gap a juvenile mouse crawled out of the hole and started walking slowly around the perimeter of the house. I followed the little guy and took several pictures of him. He eventually climbed a tree and I lost sight of him. This is the first time that this has ever happened to me.