Wildlife

With spring on its way we begin to see life around us. Squirrels and chipmunks begin finding their way around neighborhoods again. Skunks wake up from hibernation and begin searching for food to replenish them from the long winter. Raccoons and opossums venture out and investigate their surroundings. Woodchucks and rabbits love eating the fresh spring grass. Muskrats find themselves with plenty of water to enjoy and make their homes in. And birds return north, some with their mates and others looking for new mates.

Also with spring and the return of wildlife animals comes baby season. Adults may act goofy looking for mates, others may scurry around beginning to nest, and after giving birth mothers may become protective of their young. At some point you may find yourself with an unexpected visitor in or around your home. Some of these visitors may choose to stick around and raise their young even though they are uninvited. Some may be a pleasant surprise and although uninvited you may just feel okay letting them stick around.

Often times wildlife animals may become a nuisance to homeowners. Situations may arise where children or a family pet may be harmed or put in harms way. Damage to homes, yards, and outbuildings may occur as mothers look for the perfect place to raise their young. Noise from uninvited guests may result in lack of sleep. And there is always the unwelcome smell of a skunk. Some homeowners may feel there is a health risk that they may be exposed to. And to some homeowners the thought of one visitor may be okay but a whole family may be just a bit too much.

Often times we are able to help move those uninvited guests along by live trapping and relocating them. In spring live trapping can be a bit tricky though because you have to be aware of the animal you are trapping, their breeding cycles, gestation periods, and their habits, to prevent trapping a mother who may already have babies. Also mothers who already have babies can become aggressive. Sometimes babies may be old enough to live on their own but this may result in additional trapping to catch the whole family. Some homeowners may choose to wait because a family may move on when the time is right all on their own.

If you find that you have discovered an uninvited guest in or around you home this spring and would like to remove them from your home Werner Pest & Odor Control Services offers live trapping service. We would evaluate your situation and place traps appropriately to catch the animals. Once caught we would relocate them allowing you to live nuisance free.