Wild Life Management and Pest Control MN | Remove Gophers, Skunks Bats, Pests
Wild animal and pest control is important no matter what the season. While some do hibernate during the winter, others actively work on building warm nests year round, often inside homes. With 24% of homeowners reporting mice infestations specifically in the winter, they are among the top pest issues of the season.
Keep Mice, Rodents and Other Pests From Invading Your Home
Mice and rats spread diseases like Salmonella and Hantavirus, Arenavirus and lymphocytic choriomeningitis when they contaminate food, and bring fleas, ticks and lice indoors. Rodents can also cause serious structural damage by chewing through wood and electrical wiring.
Wildlife like raccoons, squirrels, mice and rodents take up residence in attics more often during the winter to shield themselves from the bitter cold. Some hibernate, but others come and go as they please through openings in the attic. They can disrupt insulation, gnaw on wood and worse, prepare nests for spring babies! They come in through holes in the wood fascia, soffits, siding or roof of your home or business.
Other invaders pose health threats, as well. Cockroaches and ants contaminate food sources, and cockroaches can trigger asthma attacks in children. Spiders bite when they feel threatened, causing serious reactions in some people.
Pests including cockroaches, ants, spiders, bed bugs and especially mice and rodents are common home invaders. An infestation by these pests can cause serious health and property issues if not properly dealt with in a timely manner.
Rodenticides & Pesticides
Rodenticides are poisoned baits and fumigants used mainly by professionals for rodent control. Since fumigants are gases highly toxic to humans, livestock and other animals, they cannot be applied in buildings where occupants could be exposed. Rodenticides have a wide variety of active ingredients. They are registered pesticides available on the open market, but they require training and experience to apply safely and effectively. If not properly applied, these pesticides can kill or otherwise endanger children, pets, or other animals that may mistakenly eat or breathe them.
We urge you not to use these materials yourself. Hire a licensed Minnesota Wild Animal Management Expert well versed in rodent control to apply them. Sometimes rodenticides work too well. It can kill a rodent before it makes it out of the house. In that case you’ll have dead rodents in inconvenient places like attics, wall cavities, crawl spaces, or behind cabinetry…stinking up your home and causing major insect and fly problems. Since rodenticides are pesticides, they also present serious storage and disposal problems.
Pesticide Storage and Disposal
The characteristics of pesticides require proper storage and, if needed, proper disposal of unused or waste pesticide products in order to protect human health and the environment. The storage of pesticides is regulated under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
READ THE LABEL WHEN STORING PESTICIDES; IT IS THE LAW!
Disposal of Rodents and Rodent Droppings
Try not to touch a dead or dying rodent, or their droppings. Fleas on the rodent will want to make you their new host. Use rubber gloves or tongs and dispose of rodents and rodent droppings by burial, incineration, or by wrapping them in a plastic bag before throwing them into a tightly covered garbage can. Injured or sick rodents should be killed before being disposed of. Dry sweeping or vacuuming will cause dust and viruses to become airborne.
To learn more about animal control or if you need a pest control professional, contact a Minnesota animal control expert that can help you get rid of any gopher, squirrel, beaver, chipmunk, mice or other rodent problem you have and help you to prevent a future invasion as well as repair any damage they may have caused.