Heather Nordstrom is chronicling the development of a western wood pewee nest on her front porch.
Here are photos from a difficult swallow exclusion job we did on a very tall building at Bear Valley. The swallows were nesting under the eaves at the top of this tall building. The exclusion was necessary, because the birds carried swallow bugs, that were entering the structure. We put up bird netting to block their access. David Katosic, Bill Breidenstein, and Josh Esposito were all involved in the project.
In addition to the exclusion, David Katosic used our power washer to clean the siding way up there.
Trevor Cuthill took these photos of a field mouse that had been caught in a Ketch-All trap, that then got its nose stuck in one of the ventilation holes. This was highly unusual. The mouse apparently poked its nose too hard through a hole, and got it stuck. Trevor pried one of the vent holes open to free the mouse, as its nose was swollen. He then released it, but it was very weak and injured, and he doesn’t think it survived. In any case, here are the images.
27 November 2018.
These photos show where bats were roosting in a house in Forest Meadows.
- They found ample living space under the roof tiles, along the roof edge of this very high roof line.
- Bats were also abundant under the corner trim, used to seal rather poorly formed corners.
Photos by Jason Mink, 27 November 2018.
This home in Sugar Pine had a water leak. A company came out and did a repair, cutting a large hole through the sub-floor, to allow drainage. They removed the insulation to allow it to dry out. But they never bothered to repair the hole they made.
A raccoon found the hole and moved in. That is when we were called.
Jason also found a raccoon latrine under the house.
Photos by Jason Mink, 28 November 2018.
Jason Price caught two roof rats in one snap trap. 7 November 2018. These rats really liked the bait. This is a rare occurrence, as I could not find a similar image online.
Jason Mink took photos of this bat house that a resident of Arnold California had mounted on their deck. It actually had bats in it.
The bat house was made by Coveside Conservation Products, in Maine.
22 October 2018.