If you’ve found yourself in the unfortunate position of having an angry opossum or nest of swallows in your house, you have our sympathy. Dealing with critters can seem like a huge undertaking. Whether you are a first-time home owner, an experienced entrepreneur, or somewhere in between, you may be overwhelmed. Don’t worry. Rest easy. At Humboldt Termite & Pest, we got you covered.
You may think of squirrels as a problem in big cities or other parts of the country. Or maybe you think of the cute ground squirrels scuttering across the forest floor as you hike. Regardless, these critters come in all shapes and sizes and are found across the United States. They are rodents, but the most common ones you see climb trees and race across branches as they leap from branch to branch. Which ones are local to Humboldt & Del Norte County?
With feathers, beaks and hollow bones, birds are some of the most beautiful and diverse animals in the world. They chirp, whistle, hoot, caw, and screech. From hummingbirds to condors, they come in every shape and size imaginable. Their diets range from seeds and insects to small rodents and even other birds. Regardless of whether you love of fear them, birds can be great companions or a complete nuisance. Especially if they’ve decided to nest in or on your home.
Possum or Opossum? The white-faced animal playing dead around your house or business is the common opossum. It is a nocturnal marsupial that scavenges for its food. From carrion to fruit and seeds, opossums take what they can get. However, they prefer to eat snails, beetles, and more common pests. Their diet also includes lots and lots of ticks, preventing the spread of Lyme disease, so they aren’t complete nuisances.
Some find them disgusting. Others think they’re cute enough to be pets! These black and white striped animals are distantly related to weasels, badgers, and otters, but are unique enough to be in their own family scientifically speaking. So long as they’re not dealing with a nosy dog, these critters mind their own business.