Squirrel Extruder - Pest Control - Erdyes Pest Control Wisconsin

Squirrel Extruder – Getting Rid of the Squirrels

Do you consider squirrels to be a pest? If they are getting inside of your home, you most likely do. Pest control services do not just include the little bugs but can also consist of squirrels, snakes, and other unwanted insects and animals in your home. One of our latest adventures was to help a homeowner with a squirrel issue at their home. Our method of choice was to use a squirrel extruder.

Squirrel extruders allow the squirrel to exit the building yet the squirrel cannot get back in. The picture below shows the cone that we installed on the homeowners house. This allows the squirrel to be unharmed and to go on with their business, just not inside this house.

Squirrel Extruder - Pest Control - Erdyes Pest Control Wisconsin
Squirrel Extruder

After we know that the squirrel has used the squirrel extruder, we come back to seal up the house so the squirrel cannot get back in. It’s safe for the squirrel and safe for the homeowner.

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Sealing the entrance where the squirrels were getting into the home.

sealing a home for pest control by Erdye's Pest Control in Green Bay and Appleton Wisconsin

 

 

If you have any questions on pest control issues at your home or business, give us a call at 920.455.0373. We’re happy to help rid your home or business of pests.

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Mosquito Control Product – Mist Away System

Are mosquitos ruining your summer fun? Don’t let these pesky buggers stop you from enjoying the great outdoors and family summer fun. Erdye’s Pest Control installs MistAway® Mosquito Misting Systems, an automatic mosquito control product.

The MistAway system sprays a very fine mist of botanical insecticide into your landscape through misters that once installed, hide into your landscape. Typically the mister will spray twice a day. Once in the early morning and once later in the evening depending upon what will work best for your situation.

The video below shows how the misters are set around the landscape.  It will also show how the mister part of the system works. This has been a very effective mosquito control product along with controlling wood ticks. The premise is to kill the mosquitos where they bed down. Within a day or two, the decrease in mosquitos is about 90% to 95% so you’ll receive the benefits rather quickly.

If interested in finding out more information, please view our page dedicated to the MistAway® System here.  If you are interested in a no-obligation estimate of the system, please call us at 920.455.0373.

Summertime Pests

Hot and Bothered: Keep an Eye Out for These Summertime Pests

If it isn’t one season, it’s another. After spending all winter trying to keep insects and rodents from invading your house, along comes summer with its own set of invasive and stinging troublemakers.

Summertime Pests: Ants

You just can’t catch a break with ants. During the winter, they try to get into the house in search of moisture, food and heat. But summer is no better, as they’re once again looking to get in for food and even scarcer moisture, but now they want a little air conditioning as well.

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Mainly, however, it’s mostly the moisture that ants are after, which means it’s fairly common to find them congregating near moisture sources in the home such as kitchen sinks (the proximity to food here is a bonus), damp areas behind bathroom tiles or under sinks, or near water heaters and air conditioning units (especially leaky ones).

But ants are pervasive little pests; once they come in looking for moisture, they have a tendency to spread to plenty of other areas as well, including living rooms, bedrooms, basements and the insides of walls. To keep them from getting in and making themselves at home, take care to:

  • Stay on top of food waste
  • Wipe down your well-sealed containers of sweet staples like sugar and honey
  • Keep an eye out for leaks around all faucets and pipes

Summertime Pests: Stinging Insects

Ants are certainly annoying, but nothing breaks up a picnic faster than an uninvited stinging pest. Hives have been building all spring and into the summer, often in well-protected areas around the house such as soffits, eaves, porches and trees, and now they’re brimming with:

  • Paper wasps
  • Hornets
  • Bees/yellowjackets

Stinging Insects 101

 

Because the warm summer months are a busy period of gathering and storing food, you’re likely to see an uptick in these pests, many of whom carry a sting that’s not only painful, but can be serious for those with allergies. To avoid an unpleasant encounter, take a few basic steps:

  • Keep food covered while outdoors, and dispose of trash immediately
  • Try to avoid aggravating a wasp or hornet – panicky flailing is more likely to incite a sting
  • Steer clear of hives and nests

summertime Pest ants

Most importantly, if you do find a hive or nest, do not try to deal with it on your own. Not only will you expose yourself to multiple potential stings, treating a hive or nest without properly removing and sealing up the entrance is just an invitation to other bees and insects to simply move in.

Instead, if you have a problem with ants, wasps, bees or any other summertime pests, contact Erdye’s Pest Control today for a FREE comprehensive inspection. You’ve waited long enough for summer to arrive – let us help you enjoy it pest-free!