Get Rid Of Unwelcome Critters

Dated: January 18 2023

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                   Get Rid of Unwelcome Critters

Most people have heard that annoying sound – a mouse running through

the wall or in the rafters of the garage. Often these problems can be solved

quickly by luring them out and plugging the openings they entered through.

But what if the unwanted animals are in your chimney? With the colder

weather, an evening by a warm fire sounds wonderful, but you may find

that a family of critters has moved in and needs to be evicted before using.

Animals love to nest in chimneys, especially when they are creating a safe

environment for raising young ones. Raccoons, squirrels, bats, birds all

love making nests in the quiet, dark recesses of the house, and an unused

chimney is perfect. Before lighting the first fire, you should check for

guests. When opening the damper, you may be surprised to find a small

animal drop into the fireplace, or at least their droppings.

At this point, some people think that smoking the unwanted critters out is

an easy course of action. However, if this typically just smokes out the

house and if the unwanted guests include babies, they may not be able to

move quickly and the smoke approach is simply cruel and ineffective. The

best course of action is to use patience and shine a bright light into the

space. This eliminates the cozy environment they crave and they will leave.

Once the animals are gone, there are a wide variety of guards and screens

which can prevent animals from coming back. Cold weather affects the

animal kingdom as much as the human one; a quick look up the chimney

can save a lot of smoke and hassle.

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PETER & VICKY ROYSTER

With over 20 years of experience, the Royster Real Estate Group was created to show that there is a difference in WHO you choose as your Realtor.  Our brand “Moving Forward” is exactl....

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