Halloween is on its way, which means the spooky season is in full swing! One of the most frightening situations homeowners may find themselves in is an infestation of wild animals—big or small! In this unique blog post, Covenant Wildlife Removal shares seven unforgettable wildlife removal horror stories. Ready for your skin to crawl? Continue reading to discover some of the most terrifying wildlife removal stories!
The Black Kitchen Floor
On a typical summer day in 2009, a pest control company received a call for a mice infestation of a local Philadelphia home. The pest specialists who went to service this home could not have anticipated what he was about to witness.
He creeks open the front door and is shocked by the home’s condition. Immediately, he notices frayed wires hanging from the ceiling and countless holes in the walls. This was a mouse problem to a severity he had never seen before.
The pest specialist carefully makes his way into the kitchen. At first, the owner’s floor appeared black—but he quickly realized this wasn’t the case. The kitchen floor was, in fact, pure white but was caked in the droppings of the mice that had taken over the home!
The elderly owners of this mouse-infested Philadelphia home reported having mice sleeping in the bed with them every night before finally calling in the professionals. They were relieved to finally sleep soundly once the infestation of more than 3,000 mice was eliminated.
An excited couple from Rexburg, Idaho, had just received the news that they would have a new family member in a few short months. They decide it’s the perfect time to move into a five-bedroom home where they would spend their last months of pregnancy and raise their new baby.
However, they did not expect to welcome over 100 more slithery members to their growing family. It took little time for the couple to notice one garter snake after another. Soon, they realized the snakes were not only surrounding their home. They were sneaking through the walls, beneath their new home, and even indoors!
In just one day, the brave couple killed 42 snakes. They knew it was time to call in the professionals. As most anyone would, they got out of there as fast as possible. They quickly filed for bankruptcy and foreclosed on the house.
What’s that Smell?
Imagine doing your shopping at the local grocery store and smelling something a little funky in the air. You’re pushing the cart through the aisles, planning your week’s meals, and picking up milk, eggs, and veggies. You reach into the russet potatoes and can’t believe your eyes—the lifeless body of a filthy rat lies among the produce!
For the residents of a small town in England, this bone-chilling horror story is not at all fictional. Their local supermarket was infested with rats practically overnight. The groceries and other items were soaked in rat urine, and droppings could be spotted in every nook and cranny!
Early Morning Frights
The early morning hours aren’t usually when you expect to witness a real-life horror story. However, for this young renter in her city’s prime historic area, this particular dawn will likely haunt her memories for years to come.
She wakes to use the bathroom before starting her day bright and early. After flushing the toilet, she notices an unusual sound. She turns around to see the unimaginable—an opossum propped up on the back of the toilet right behind where she was just sitting!
The opossum was chewing on her hairbrush and hissed at her presence. The young woman screamed and dashed to the furthest point in her small old apartment. She claims she never ran so fast in her life.
40 Years too Long
The following events could have been predicted with an ominous acorn tree towering over a man’s charming home. For almost four decades, the house’s attic was home to a large population of aggressive and stubborn squirrels. To make matters worse, the roof was made of terracotta, one of the easiest materials for home-invading rodents to gnaw through.
It’s no wonder these squirrels refused to leave. Finally, an exterminator used a giant strobe light to remove the population of squirrels. The device is fittingly called the Squirrel Evictor.
We wouldn’t be surprised if the owner of the home still hears the scratching and chewing of phantom squirrels in his attic every night—40 years is a long time to share your home with unwanted guests.
As Black as Midnight
After a long day of working at the office, a young homeowner lays her head on her soft pillow to get some well-deserved sleep. She sleeps soundly through the night, dreaming of the falling autumn leaves and trick-or-treaters who would knock at her door in a few short weeks.
She awakes shortly before her alarm is scheduled to go off. The young lady had felt a tickle on her nose. Automatically, she assumes it is a strand of hair or speck of dust and reaches to itch her nose. But her fingers brushed an unfamiliar texture, and suddenly, a high-pitched screech echoed through the room!
She sits up in her cozy bed to see what she had only heard of in the creepiest of horror stories—a bat as black as midnight flying around her room!
Unexpected Pizza Fanatics
This final wildlife removal horror story comes from the Detroit suburbs. A massive plague of rats had infested almost every home in the area. People’s beloved homes were covered in rat waste, and significant damages occurred.
It’s as if the rats had appeared out of thin air by the thousands! Soon, the residents would discover that the source of this rodent infestation came from a pizza shop down the street. Their dumpster was much too small and terribly managed. Nasty trash was constantly spilling out, making an ideal home for a huge population of rapidly-breeding rats! One resident claims to have seen a rat scurrying down the quiet streets with a whole slice of rotten pizza in its tiny mouth.
However, this infestation didn’t happen overnight. For several years the problem had never been addressed, leading to what many people consider their worst nightmare.
Preventing Creepy Crawlers & Horror Stories
After reading through these terrifying wildlife removal horror stories, you’re likely wondering exactly how to prevent these situations from happening to you and your family. There’s no need to fret. Keeping the critters at bay can be as simple as adding a few more chores to your list.
Below are the top tips for preventing wildlife from being attracted to your property and keeping them from invading your home:
- Keep trees and other landscaping well groomed. Overgrown vegetation can be an ideal hiding spot for many different critters to nest.
- Securely store food containers and animal feed held outdoors in a container with a tightly sealed lid.
- Ensure your outdoor trash cans never overflow and are always covered with a tight-fitting lid.
- Install a tall fence around your property to keep out larger wildlife.
- Remove tree branches that reach the house or roof. These extended limbs can act as the perfect bridge to enter your home.
- Store firewood above the ground and eliminate any piles of yard debris, like stacks of rocks or leaves.
- Repair any damages to the house, no matter how small. Furthermore, properly seal other openings like the chimney and vents.
- Keep gardens and plants as far away from the home as possible.
Horror Stories: Spooky Season Wildlife Removal
Ensure your fall season will be all treats and no tricks by contacting the trusted experts at Covenant Wildlife Removal for a routine inspection. We pride ourselves on our ability to discover a pest problem from the smallest clues and first signs and eliminate those horror stories, too!
Keep the critters away with our skilled and experienced wildlife removal specialists. Call Covenant Wildlife today to see how we can make the upcoming months a little less spooky for you and your family!