Foothills Wildlife Network

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Since people have built dwellings there has been an effort to keep the wildlife out and the tame life in. Wildlife removal is a fact of life for most homeowners. Whether it be mice, rats, squirrels or cats, we want to keep the critters alive and in their own habitat. In order to understand the wildlife you, 

unfortunately, have found yourself cohabiting with, Salt Lake City squirrel removal have compiled some information to help you know what you’re dealing with when you face rodents.


The Mus musculus (mouse) is famous for producing many, many generations of Mus musculus. If your sitting in your dark comfy living room, watching late night TV, and a tiny, furry being scurries by, you can rest assured there are many more you are not seeing. 

Sometimes you never see one at all, but a mouse’s urine has a strong tell-tale odor that won’t remain unnoticed for long. Mice live an average of one to three years and can reproduce every three weeks. This is not an issue that will go away on its own.

There are humane mouse traps that you can bait with a cracker or piece of cheese. These have a sensitive entry ramp that springs into a closed position when the mouse steps on it. However, you need to have a plan for exactly what you’re going to do with your furry friend once caught.
In my case, I took them up the road to a large, abandoned grassy field. If you release the mouse too close to your house, he will soon find his way back.
Sometimes you can find the clear, plastic humane traps in a hardware store, but that is rare. You can shop for them online, but this is rather pricey. When you call the experts for wildlife removal, you must make clear to them you want humane removal of all wildlife.


Is there any more hated creature than the Rattus norvegicus, or common rat? They are portrayed as evil and sinister, lurking in dark alleys among the trash and other vermin. But really folks, they’re just furry little mammals who happen to have scaly, long tails.

Healthy rats keep themselves groomed and cleaned, they can reproduce every three weeks or so, and have large litters of about 7-11 ‘pups’. Unfortunately, their front teeth continually grow through their lives and that makes them look even more bent on harm.

Rats are a little more difficult to catch on your own due to their larger size and cunning ways. Rats are more intelligent than mice and probably won’t fall for any of our human tricks. Call professionals who will rid you of your rat worries humanely.

There are zoonotic illnesses,(from animal to human), that both rats and mice can carry and transmit. The Hantaan Virus comes with fever, headache and renal shutdown. So playing with a wild rat or mouse is not advisable. The LCM virus (areavirus) can give you a stiff neck and strange skin sensations. This is why it is always wisest to call your humane, wildlife removal specialist.