Have you ever wondered how hibernating animals are able to stay warm during winter and not freeze to death? Typically, animals will grow a thicker layer of fat before hibernation season, which helps to trap heat inside their bodies. Scientists have been conducting research, however, to gather more facts about how small mammals in particular … More The Secret Life of Hibernators
Let’s talk about the ladies for a minute. When one thinks of pest control technician, one would most often think of a man first, right? Especially technicians that deal with nasty, dirty crawlspaces, creepy basements, attics, and more. And wildlife? Please! You need a big, strong man to take on an angry mama raccoon, right? … More Women in the Industry
Anywhere you live, (unless it’s in space, and in that case, we applaud you), you are going to cross paths with critters. Now, we know what you’re thinking; “but Critter Control, we know how it works. Animals are everywhere.” And you’re right! We know you know! But not a lot of people ever want to … More Why Pest Control?
People often wonder if squirrels remember where they bury the nuts they collect throughout the season. Many animals bury a stash of food in hopes of retrieving it when they need to feed during harsh months. Sometimes, though, that does not happen and the nuts or seeds they have buried become seedlings; sprouting out of … More Cached Nuts
Researchers is Africa are eagerly attempting to collect data to better understand why a growing number of elephants in Africa are tuskless. Majority of the effort is concentrated to the Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. During a fifteen year period (1977-1992), Mozambique was in the midst of a civil war. At least one million people … More Tuskless in Africa
Northern Flying Squirrels… Who has actually seen one of these critters in the wild here in Washington? As cute as they are, they tend to be very elusive. It’s probably because these “flying” squirrels are actually strictly nocturnal as opposed to their diurnal counterparts we see most often around the greater Seattle area. (The eastern … More “Flying” Squirrels?!
NUTRIA! What do we really know about this invasive species? Brought here in the late 1800’s, (more specifically the Pacific North West in the 1930’s), these critters have done nothing short of wreak havoc on the land they have been introduced to. 1. Also called the coypu; Originally from South America 2. Burrow near stretches … More Nutria – Myocastor Coypus
The North American Beaver. Mainly active during the night, these magnificently large, semiaquatic creatures are the largest living rodents in North America; second only to it’s European counterpart, the European Beaver. North American beavers weigh, on average, about 44 pounds, but much older individuals have been known to grow to be up to 88 or … More Castor Canadensis
Bats.. what do we know about them? Are they protected? Where do they come from? How do you know if you have bats in your home? When it comes to Washington State, there are around 15 species of bats that are common. When dealing with nuisance wildlife, though, the Little Brown Bat (myotis lucifugus) and … More Let’s Talk About Bats
Have you ever heard of a pangolin? Some might say they resemble an artichoke, anteater (unrelated to the anteater family), or even a Pokémon character. They are often referred to as scaly anteaters because of their long tongues and similar diets, as they both primarily eat insects such as ants and termites. They are … More The World’s Most Demanded Mammal