No rest for the weary! Starlings, Otters, and Rats! Oh MY!

Well, busy season has come on full force.  Rats as always are a major player in my schedule, but I am dealing with a little bit of all but one of my seven most troublesome species.

I am booked up for two weeks right now for Raccoons, Otters, Squirrels, Rats, Starlings, and Bats.

Opossums, for whatever reason have been absent from my phones for most of the last two years.  I suspect that they are in a population crash after exceeding their habitat carrying capacity here in Western WA.

Otters on the other hand are causing more problems this year than in the last 4 years combined.  It’s fascinating to watch the dynamics of population fluctuations in real time.

Starlings, are coming in their busiest time right now.  Bathroom, kitchen, and eave vents (often called bird blockers).  I’ve always found it funny that the most common place for Starlings to nest are called “Bird Blockers” but they usually are very poor for blocking birds.  The problem is often that the screens are made of aluminum which is a soft metal easy to tear.  I have to reinforce them with steel wire mesh.  I probably do over 100 of these vent reinforcements each week.

If you have any questions about reinforcing the vents in your home to keep out Starlings or other animals, I would be happy to hear from you.  360-508-8115.