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  • The problem with poisons

    When homeowners suspect they have animal pests in their homes, they often resort to poisons. We believe in humanely trapping and relocating nuisance animals, because both they and the homeowners can live happily as long as it’s not under the… Read More

  • Something squirrely in the chimney

    Following up on our last post, another reason animal pests enter homes is just by accident. Squirrels in particular have been known to fall down uncapped chimneys. Once they’re in the home, they’re eager to get out, and that’s when… Read More

  • Why animals invade homes

    Many people who call us why animal pests enter their homes in the first place. The easiest though not complete answer is, “because they can.” Most of the time there’s an open space in a home, and any open space… Read More

  • Rid the rabid animals

    When we covered the diseases that animal pests can bring into your home, we focused on a couple lesser-known ones. Of course, the well-known disease that animals, especially raccoons and bats carry, is rabies. TheCenters for Disease Control have devoted… Read More

  • Other damage animals can cause

    Recently we looked at the damage that animals can cause in the home arising from leaks through the holes they create. We’ve also discussed the health problems they can cause by contaminating food, drink, and other materials in the home…. Read More

  • Are there animals in the attic?

    When we tell people what we do, we’re often asked how homeowners can tell they have animals living in their attics. It’s actually not too hard, and Humane Society summarizes the signs of pest invasion in your attic pretty well…. Read More

  • Pest disease dangers

    We’ve pointed to the structural damage that squirrels and pests can cause when they invade your house, but there are health issues as well. These animals often carry with them Salmonella and Leptospira organisms that can cause sickness and disease… Read More

  • Don’t let squirrels stay over

    Here’s another quick illustration of how much squirrels can cost you when they nest in your home and how quickly they can do it. This client waited a week before calling for pest control or animal control. The hole the… Read More

  • The cost of not calling Shumaker’s

    Some homeowners don’t think it’s a big deal when animals enter the home or believe there’s nothing they can do about it. That was certainly the case for one client who heard squirrels in his attic but thought them harmless…. Read More

  • Pest Control vs. Animal Control

    Although the rodents, squirrels, foxes, and raccoons that invade your home should certainly be considered pests, there’s a distinct difference between Shumaker’s Animal Control and a pest exterminator. We’d like to briefly outline the difference. The pests that exterminators handle… Read More

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