June 8, 2021

The Basics of Critter Control

In the summer season, homeowners often encounter unwanted critters on their property. At Pesty Critters we have the tools and expertise to safely remove critters at or in any home in the Auburn, Opelika, and Lake Martin areas.

No matter the animal in question- bats, squirrels, raccoons, snakes, chipmunks, coyotes, foxes, skunks, rats, and more; our team can safely and effectively remove it from your home or property.

We provide expert critter control. However, we want our customers to be educated on the basics of critter control in Auburn and Opelika. 

Here are some helpful tips to keep critters away from your home:

What You Can Do:

A great way to ensure critters like bats, birds, snakes, mice, and squirrels are not instantly attracted to the property is to keep your gutters clean, ensure food is covered, and do not store wood near your home.

Keep Gutters Clean

Some tight and protected spaces where critters typically nest are in the gutters. 

Many smaller insects and pests are attracted to this moist area, and are the food source for the larger critters. 

Put Away Excess Foods

Ensuring food is covered is a very important and simple way to keep the critters away. Coverings such as tupperware, plastic bags, or any other sealable containers hide the scent and do not give hungry critters a source of food. 

Store Wood Away From Your Home

Woodpiles provide a great shelter for smaller critters. Small animals like mice, rats, squirrels, snakes, etc. are always seeking shelter from the sweltering sun or Alabama summer rains.

Woodpiles also attract pests like termites and ants which provide a food source for larger unwanted critters.

Some additional common practices that can help reduce the likelihood of critters coming to your home are:

  • Cleaning up cluttered storage areas
    • Cleaning up cluttered storage areas both inside and outside, eliminates small spaces where critters desire to hide.
  • Ensuring that a chimney cap is installed on your home’s chimney
  • Reducing pest hiding spots
    • Tool sheds and children’s playground sets can hold water that attracts insects which act as a critter food source. These structures can also provide additional shelter for critters.

Though these preventative measures will decrease the chances of a critter infestation in and around your Auburn/Opelika home, sometimes they just are not enough.

That’s where we come in.

What We Can Do:

Each critter requires a different approach, and potentially different solutions. Our team of experienced technicians finds the best method for the situation, in both an effective and humane manner. 

We are committed to critter control that seeks to safely remove and relocate the animals whenever possible. Our critter control services provide both interior and exterior removal for commercial and residential locations in the Auburn and Opelika area. 

Pesty Critters provides the preventative measures to ensure they do not return, using earth friendly solutions, all while ensuring the ethical treatment of the animals being removed.

Give us a call today to get these pesty critters removed!