Wildlife Animal Trapping and Removal
Raccoons, ubiquitous mammals are found in forests, marshes, prairies, and even in cities. They are
adaptable and use their dexterous front paws and long fingers to find and feast on a wide variety of fare.
Raccoons also eat fruit and plants—including those grown in human gardens and farms. They will even
open garbage cans to dine on the contents. These ring-tailed animals are equally opportunistic when it
comes to choosing a denning site. They may inhabit a tree hole, fallen log, or a house's attic. Raccoons
are susceptible to a large number of different infectious agents including bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
Raccoons are the most frequently reported animal species with rabies in the U.S.
Opossums are scavengers, and they often visit human homes or settlements to raid garbage cans,
dumpsters, and other containers. They are attracted to carrion and can often be spotted near roadkill.
Opossums also eat grass, nuts, and fruit. They will hunt mice, birds, insects, worms, snakes, and even
chickens. Opossum often carry fleas, other parasites and droppings can cause salmonella.
Squirrels are familiar to almost everyone. More than 200 squirrel species live all over the world. Like
other rodents, squirrels have four front teeth that never stop growing so they don't wear down from the
constant gnawing. Tree squirrels are often seen gracefully scampering and leaping from branch to
branch. Other species are ground squirrels that live in burrow or tunnel systems, where some hibernate
during the winter season. Female squirrels typically give birth to two to eight offspring. Babies are blind
and totally dependent on their mothers for two or three months. Mothers may have several litters in a
year, so most squirrel populations are robust. Squirrels will chew up your home and nest in your attic
space where they can damage wiring and deposit droppings that are associated with leptospirosis or
You can keep wildlife from becoming a problem by making your house, yard, garden or farm less
attractive to them. Avoid leaving out pet or livestock food, stow your grill after using it and put garbage
in secure containers. Maintain houses and outbuildings regularly to keep eaves and foundations free of
openings to discourage raccoons, opossum, and squirrel. There are many state regulations and local
ordinances that restrict how to control damage-causing animals.
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