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Raccoons, Rodents and Other Pests


Hey neighbors!!

How many of you have experienced some type of pest, whether they be fur covered or of the insect kind?  We have been married 38 years soon, and have had a few experiences that I would love to forget.

Shortly after we married we rented a cute little apartment on a canal in Florida.  It was only three apartments, and the manager lived in one.  It was raised because of being on the canal, so we were technically on the second floor.  We had a beautiful back deck where we could sit and watch the sunset, enjoy a cookout, or even fish.  Our neighbors owned a large black cat, and one night when the husband went out on the deck to bring the kitty in, he almost grabbed a rat instead.  Fortunately, since we were renting the manager immediately had someone come out and take care of the problem.

Our next experience was while my husband was in the military.  We were stationed in Ft. Walton Beach,  FL and since our second daughter had just been born, we looked for a home to rent, rather than an apartment.  We found a nice home with a small yard.  Our first night there we heard noises in the home, but could not figure out what it was.  The next morning we found several roaches in the kitchen.  Now, for the record, the house looked nice and clean, so we were unsure where the bugs were coming from.  We called the owner, who sent out a pest control company to spray the home.  He then told us that they had recently, torn up and removed an old rotting boat out of the backyard.  After the pest control company was done, we swept up a huge pile of dead roaches.  I am talking a couple inches deep and about 1 1/2 feet in diameter.  Great, right? No, there were more.  We ended up getting our deposits back and living in an apartment.


Fast forward to our present situation.  We now have raccoons in our ceiling.  They have managed to find a way in to the crawl space above the newest portion of our home.  You can hear them crawling around and occasionally fighting.  My husband called around and found someone who said they could remove the raccoons.  Needless to say, after quite a bit of money lost, we still have raccoons.  My husband's next thought was to poison them, but that would most likely end up with raccoons dying in our walls and then smelling for weeks.  So, we are back to square one, trying to find someone who can come in and remove the animals.


I am sharing all this to say, sometimes you will need to hire a company to take care of your pests.  Once in awhile the problem is too big for the homeowner, and you need to call a professional in like Rodents Stop.  It may not be because you don't have the knowledge, but you may have an injury like my husband that prevents you from dealing with the issue.  A company will be able to send in a specialist who knows exactly what they are looking for.  They will be able to inspect your home, remove the pests and help you to make sure they do not return.  Companies like Rodents Stop will use natural, pet-friendly methods.  Be sure to find out what methods the company you are considering hiring will use to solve your problem and check into their guarantees.  One of our mistakes above.

Hopefully none of you are presently confronted with this type of problem right now, but if you are take my advice and hire a professional.  It will prevent a huge headache for you, and will most likely get the situation taken care of much quicker.

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