• Am I Doing Something to Attract Wildlife!?

    Oh, those cute little critters we all love to see in the backyard. In our eyes, they are frolicking little bundles of fur that we wish would instantly love their host humans and come right up and eat out of our hands. The reality is these furry creatures, no matter how cute they are, can be a dangerous addition to a home whether you invite them on purpose or accidentally. Animals such as squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons, and skunks are just a few of the frequent wildlife visitors to the typical backyard. Sometimes they are just passing through, but there are plenty of things that people do to encourage these wild animals to set up camp and stay for a while. Wild animals are on the move and looking for a few base necessities such as food, water, and shelter, something that many of us are Read More
  • The Importance of Winter Wildlife Control

    Winter is a unique time of year. It is the one season where animals are motivated to hide from the cold. In nature, they find a nook, hole, tunnel, rotted leaf pile, log, stump root system, or other place to hide. To wild animals, your home is just another hiding place. The more your home feels like nature, the more animals you'll have living in it. What do I mean? Well, if you have a pile of leaves that didn't get bagged up, or a lawn covered in leaves, you have a natural canopy for bugs and critters to hide under. If you have rotted holes in your deck, barn, garage, or exterior walls, you have a tree knot for wildlife to protect their babies in. Creatures that hide in trees will find your attic inviting. Critters that burrow into holes or make tunnels, will Read More
  • How to Keep Raccoons Out of the Trash

    Raccoons may be cute and furry, but they can be destructive pests. Discovering garbage strewn across your yard or driveway every morning is an indication that you have a raccoon raiding your trash cans. Step 1 - Securing Trash Cans Raccoons are omnivores so they will eat both plants and meat. As natural scavengers, they are drawn to the discarded foods in your full garbage cans. Raccoons are very dexterous, so they can easily pry off a lid. To prevent this, make sure your trashcan lids are tightly sealed. Secure a bungee cord through the handles of the lid to hold it in place, or set a concrete block on top of the lid to make it hard to remove. Step 2 - A Raccoon Follows Its Nose Raccoons are attracted to your garbage because of the smell. Double bag your waste to diminish the odor. Two Read More
  • Choosing a Wildlife Control Company

    If you need to hire a wildlife removal professional, here's how to find one that uses humane, effective practices With the right information and supplies, you may be able to solve some conflicts with wildlife by yourself. But when it’s time to call in a professional, here's how to find a humane, effective and ethical company. Ask for an inspection and written estimate It will be difficult for any company to assess and price the job over the phone, but they should be able to give you a rundown of their services and fees. Any fee for the on-site inspection should apply toward the work that is contracted. During the on-site visit, ask that the company identify: The animal(s) using the structure. All of the entry points as well as any potential entry points. Whether or not there are offspring. How the answers to these Read More
  • Where Do Flying Squirrels Live?

    Gray squirrels are a common sight in many city parks and rural woodlands, but where do flying squirrels live? Like their flightless relatives, flying squirrels thrive in a habitat with many trees and plenty of places to find their favorite food. Unlike other squirrels, they use trees as launching pads. Flying squirrels don’t really fly. They glide. To get started, they push themselves off the trunk or large branch of a tree. They stretch out their limbs so that two folds of skin along the sides of their body fan out like sails. Momentum carries them through the air until they land on the next tree up to 320 feet away. World wide, 43 types of flying squirrels live across three continents. One species — the Siberian flying squirrel — lives in northern Eurasia. Two groups live in North America, with very small populations found in Mexico Read More
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