What Are Wildlife In Albany Up To This Spring?◀ Back To Blog
April 29, 2014
Are you looking to get rid of wildlife in Albany? One of the first steps to wildlife removal is to understand where they come from and why they are choosing your home or business to invade. Spring is a time for new beginnings, fresh flowers, new grass, green leaves and birds chirping. At this time wild animals are also getting a fresh start after a long winter. Skunks, squirrels, raccoons and woodchucks are a few common animals that start to venture out more in the spring.
Raccoons: These animals are commonly found in wooded areas. They do not hibernate but do stay in their dens more during harsh, winter weather. Raccoons have their litters in the spring which can be up to 5 babies. They will start to search for food and water in the spring months. These animals are nocturnal and can be destructive to your home and garden while looking for food, water and shelter. They are notorious for going through people’s trash and making a huge mess. They can damage the outside of your home when trying to break in and find shelter. Raccoons are also known to be avid carriers of rabies and can be harmful to you, your family and pets.
Squirrels: These animals are commonly found in trees. During the winter months they like to find shelter in your home’s walls and attics. They can cause serious damage to your home, electrical and telephone cables.
Woodchucks: These animals are also known as groundhogs and are commonly found in open pastures where they can bury. They are one of few mammals who actually hibernate from October to February. They are known for causing damage by burrowing in home foundations, gardens and causing power outages by chewing on underground electrical wires.
Skunks: These animals like to burrow under homes and buildings. They do not hibernate, but remain less active during colder months. They will cause damage burrowing under your home. They are the second most common carrier of rabies. Also, they can spray your home, pets or yourself with an awful odor that is hard to remove.
There are a few things you can do to keep wildlife from invading your home. You can try to keep stagnant water sources to a minimum. Keep any trash or outdoor food sources sealed tightly. Seal off the crawl space under your home and any holes where wiring or plumbing comes into your home. The basic idea is to not give any wildlife a reason to want to use your home as a shelter. If they can find food and water easily that will draw them to your home. They will not hesitate to make themselves at home in your walls, attics, crawl-spaces or basements. The best way to get rid of wildlife is to call a professional exterminator to get the job done right and prevent any future problems. The wildlife experts at Thomas Pest Services are qualified individuals who understand the behavioral habits of these pests and know best how to proceed in eradicating them from your property. For more information on how to eliminate wildlife in New York, give the pros at Thomas a call today!