How to Get Rid of Shrews

August 12, 2019 6:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Not everyone has a problem with shrews on their property, and if you don’t, you likely think they’re rather cute. However, when these small rodents show up in your home in droves, they quickly become much less cute, especially considering that their bites can actually be venomous. In fact, a single shrew can produce enough venom to kill almost 200 mice. If you see shrews in your home or yard, you’ll want to rid yourself of them quickly. You may be wondering about the best methods of shrew removal in Alaska if you have an infestation. Keep reading for some tips to effectively remove these pests from your property.

Live traps

Live traps are the most common ways to catch shrews. They are also the most humane way to handle them, but care should be taken when handling live shrews, as they are aggressive and venomous. Try baiting the trap with peanut butter to attract the rodent. Once caught, set the shrew free wherever you like. There are many different types of live traps available, and most will do an adequate job of trapping the shrew. Just make sure that the size of the live trap is appropriate for the size of a shrew. Purchasing a trap that is for larger animals will not easily catch the small shrew, and if it does, the shrew might easily escape.

Shrew repellents

In addition to catching and releasing the shrews that are causing you problems in or around your home, you may want to ensure that you are no longer bothered by other shrews, or risk the same shrew returning. For complete shrew removal in Alaska, you should invest in a shrew repellent. Shake-Away Rodent Repellent Granules produce an odor that repels shrews from an area. It’s a safe chemical that doesn’t harm other animals or the environment. Just spread the granules around your home or yard and rest assured that shrews will keep away. Even rain will not prevent the granules from working.

You can also try using a vibrasonic molechaser, which is a repelling device that is manufactured with a powerful DC motor that creates strong vibrations that repel shrews and other underground pests. Simply bury the molechaser in the ground and it will force the shrew to leave your home in a week or two. Another method is Havahart Critter Ridder Ready-to-Use Animal Repellent, which is a spray made of black pepper, piperine and capsaicin that repels shrews and other pests. It is non-toxic and won’t harm other animals or the environment. It may also prevent other animals from digging in the soil as an added benefit.

If you have problems with shrews in your home or yard and need assistance with shrew removal in Alaska, give Pied Piper Pest Control a call. We have been serving the residents and businesses of Alaska for over 50 years, and our team of highly skilled and knowledgeable technicians specialize in a wide range of pest control services, including removing shrews. Give us a call today to find out how we can help.

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