Allstate article linked to image says make noise, put vinegar soaked rags in the attic, seal the opening after they leave and check for nests with babies (mom won't leave in this case and might be ornery) and damaged wiring. I recently watched a mother squirrel trying to coax a young 'un from a roof to a nearby tree. She kept jumping to the tree to demonstrate the technique. The baby was having none of it but they both were safely off the roof after the inspection: shwoo!
I've seen dog, cat, burrower bee, ant, termite, wood pecker, racoon, squirrel, mice and rat damage but no beaver dams yet! Be sure to peruse other, more serious, blog posts to help your clients make the most of their new home! #pests #misc
For cockroaches I recommend glue traps, like Roach Motels; for rats spring traps (you don't want them dying in your walls). For mice, glue traps if you can check them everyday but then you have to drown the mice upside down in the toilet then discard them. So this poison is probably the best option for mice. Click on image for link. #pests
Eastern damp-loving termites are essential to forest ecosystems as decomposers, yet not welcome munching on your house. They move in if any wood in your house is in contact with the soil and/or you have moisture problems anywhere else. Crawlspaces are especially vulnerable because they are close to dirt and are warm in the winter, if not properly ventilated or contain a furnace. (Termites normally have to chill out during the winter and not eat.) Porches that are built ov