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Gray squirrels are a common problem in people's homes and businesses. It is common to first hear a squirrel in the attic space or ceiling area. Typically the animals chew their way into structures and nest inside of attics, crawl spaces and wall voids. Squirrels have amazing climbing ability and can gain access to structures from nearby tree limbs or power lines. Even without assistance they can scale most types siding with ease. Being great chewers, roofing material, metal siding, and wood are often no deterrent for squirrels.
Bats roosting insides structures is a common occurrence. Typically people can hear them making scratching noise in the ceiling or wall void areas. Another indicator are bat droppings on the attic floor or in the insulation. Once they have made their way inside bats are not often seen hanging in the rafters. More often bats prefer to hide in smaller confined spaces making them hard to locate. Oftentimes bat activity is not noticed until there is a bat flying around inside the living space.
Raccoons are highly intelligent and can survive in rural and dense urban areas. Raccoons are primarily nocturnal animals and leave the den looking for food in the evenings. Favorite feeding areas include dumpsters, trash cans, and gardens. Oftentimes urban areas support more animals than forested areas. Conflict with humans can occur from the animals entering unwanted spaces to nest or feed. Animals typically enter homes during the spring when mothers are preparing to give birth to a new litter of kits.
Skunks cause many problems for homeowners and commercial properties alike. They are most active during the spring, summer, and fall. Most commonly finding their way into areas like under sheds, decks, and along foundations. Skunks have a special defense mechanism allowing them to spray a pungent musky order. During winter skunks will not hibernate completely. Breeding season occurs in late winter causing an uptick in activity. Skunks have a special defense mechanism allowing them to spray a pungent musky order. When threatened or intimidated a skunk will use this defense to deter anything it perceives as a threat.
Mostly commonly a problem in the winter months, flying squirrels enter homes with falling temperatures each season. These animals live in colonies with up to fifty animals congregating together at one time. Like other squirrels they target vulnerable areas along roof lines. Chewing small holes about the size of a golf ball to gain access to interior spaces. Each animal is equipped with a membrane of skin that attaches to the base of their front and back legs. This allows them to glide through the air and travel up to 100 feet away from their original leaping point
Woodchucks are active from early spring until the late fall and hibernate during the winter months. Woodchucks are herbivores eating only plant material. Some of their favorite varieties include clover, crab grass, ornamental plants and all garden varieties. They are notorious for eating gardens before they are ready to harvest. Woodchucks live underground and will burrow under walkways, decks, and sheds. The excavation and removal of dirt can cause sinkholes and compromise the stability of a structure like a shed or deck. Generally woodchucks are not an aggressive animal. When seen or noticed they will choose to run and hide at first sign they have been detected.
Moles are a species of rodent that tunnels under the ground in search of food. Their diet can consist of up to 75% earthworms. They prefer areas of open fields and pastures with out many tree roots of rocks. Making well care for lawns a common target. The Moles spend their entire living underground. They will disrupt the ground and push soil into mounds near the surface. Their body's have adapted to living underground leaving them with very small eyes and oversized special front feet that aid them in digging.
Every spring bird activity picks up. Multiple species can have several hatching threw the spring and early summer. Often times they take up residence inside peoples homes. Common entry points include vents and openings on the out side of the structure. Often time birds are very vocal leading to homeowners discovery a problem.