Rodents like rats and mice can be a serious nuisance. A Sarasota home I was called out to last week was a rodent nightmare. The family complained about hearing scratching and tapping coming from above their ceiling. I knew right away it was a rodent issue. Sure enough after taking a quick glance in the attic, I saw rat droppings everywhere.
Where Were The Rodents Getting In?
The first step was to figure out where they were getting in to the home. I noticed two small holes in the corner of the attic where sunlight was shining through, so I plugged those holes and set numerous traps.
A Call Back To Finish The Rodent Problem
On my return service visit, I found that every trap had been successful. It is important to remove the trapped rats as soon as possible to avoid sitting in the heat of the attic.
The family was at ease knowing the smalls holes in their home’s attic where filled professionally and the rats we’re gone for good!
Nuisance Wildlife Removal received a phone call late Thursday afternoon from a Sarasota Podiatry office in reference to a very foul, dead animal smell. They also said that they had and are still hearing a lot of noises in the drop ceiling of the office.
We scheduled an appointment for Friday since they were planning on being closed. With the office being closed up over night as soon as we arrived and the door was open the horrible dead animal smell had taken over the entire office.
Fortunately the staff had somewhat pin-pointed the area of where the smell was most prominent. It seemed to be coming from the bottom of the wall behind the drywall. We went into the attic to see if we could retrieve the dead animal in the wall but the way it was constructed there was not a way to reach all the way to the bottom. We could however see it laying right at the base on the ground and it was a squirrel.
Dead Squirrel Found And Removed
So, in order to cause the least damage to the building while retrieving the dead animal we removed the base board and cut a small piece of drywall out at the bottom of the wall. This minimized the necessary repairs. After the dead animal was removed and an enzyme treatment was done to eliminate the odor and bacteria, we then did a complete inspection of the commercial property.
There were a total of five other offices joined together and we knew that they did not want to encounter the same issue. Upon inspection it was noted that the squirrels had definitely made themselves right at home. There were several nesting sights throughout the building and while we were inspecting we saw a squirrel exiting the building from an opening in the soffit. We proposed an estimate to seal the entire commercial complex and to humanely trap and remove the squirrels.
The owner of the building was more than happy with all of our suggestions and gladly accepted. We will be relieving the doctors of their “unwanted” patients in no time!