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.
Chickarees (aka Douglas tree squirrels) took advantage of a rarely occupied home in the Strawberry California (Tuolumne County) area to store their pine cones. The house has a pier foundation, meaning there was no perimeter foundation wall. The chickarees easily burrowed under the siding, gaining entrance to the subarea.
From there, they followed the plumbing, unrestrained, to the where the washing machine’s water exit passed, and had an unblocked entrance to the house.
The chickarees stored pine cones throughout various locations within the multiple story house.
Photos by Jason Mink, 9 October 2018.
Trevor Cuthill killed nine roof rats under one house in Mokelumne Hill in one night. He used six packs of Contrac, and sealed exits with steel wool. 30 August 2018.