We are Jackson Animal Attic, a full service wildlife removal company servicing Jackson, MS. Finding signs of animals active around your home, whether it is small pellets of droppings or scratching sounds in the wall or ceiling, can be a really worrying time. Our compassionate advisers will treat you and your concerns with respect, and will take the time to really understand what you have identified, and can offer advice on the steps you can take immediately. They will also be able to arrange for a visit from one of our animal removal experts, and can give you an indication of the costs of having a professional to deal with your animal problem. When our technicians do visit your home, the first step will be a thorough inspection of the property, because in order to deal with the problem, it is important to understand the extent of the problem. Our technicians will then arrange the most suitable way to deal with the animal problem, but our approach will never include poison, as it is simply not an effective way to deal with pest animals. Our prices are competitive, while also allowing us to deliver the high quality service that we are proud of. Call us now at 601-724-4033 for a solution to your wild animal problem.
About Pest Animal Jackson and Our Services:
During the cold season, wild animals like to coop up inside our house. This is the time of the year when pests such as rodents can cause more problems to homeowners. Just like the humans, rodents will like to escape the freezing temperature outside. If you think that the upper portion of your house is safe from the attack of these pesky critters, think again. The ability of these rodents to climb enables them to access the areas that are inaccessible even for us.
How Well do Rodents Climb?
Most rodents are known for their outstanding climbing skill. This is one of the reasons why they were able to survive and thrive in different parts of the world. In order to transfer to different continent, the rodents have climbed into the ships. They can easily traverse vertical structures if they can gain traction. They can climb the top of the trees in mere seconds. They can scale electrical wires and drain pipes.
Based on the study at the University of Nebraska, the rats can climb up almost any kinds of walls. This may include but will not be limited to drywall, concrete, stucco, brick, plastic, wood, and sheet metal. The capacity of the rodents to climb will depend upon the type of species. The roof rat is known for its amazing climbing skills. They can often be found in the higher area of our house such as our attic.
What Makes them Great Climbers?
The ability of the rats to scale vertical structures can be attributed to their anatomical advantages. The pads and the claws of the rodents are designed for attaching to almost all types of surfaces. Their paws are armed with five phalanges that are sharp that will help them gain traction. The dermal ridges of the rodents also promote friction that enables them to latch on all types of surfaces. The tail of the rodents will help them maintain their balance when walking on cable wires and ropes. Observe how the mice are walking on cords and you will notice that the way they walk is like a rope walker with balancing pole. They can also leap great heights that contributed to their climbing ability. Their vertical leap measures at about 36 inches while their horizontal leap is around 48 inches. This means that they can use the tree near your house to access your roof.
Should Homeowners Worry About This?
Since the rodents are related to the damages that they can cause and the zoonotic diseases that they may carry, homeowners will have to make sure that the entry points in the house are properly sealed. It only takes a hole with a diameter of ½ inch for the rodents to invade our house. Once they discover a weak spot in your house, they can chew it and create a hole that they can use as access point. With their incredible ability to reproduce, it will not be long until this situation becomes a full-blown infestation.
Once you notice the signs of the rodent infestation, never hesitate to reach out for help. Allowing the removal specialist to handle them will ensure you that you will minimize the damages that the vermin can cause.