Mice and rats are a year-round pest control problem in most regions. Recently, many towns have seen an enormous increase in rodent activity and aggressive behavior. This could prove problematic when temperatures drop, and already-hungry rodents start spreading to more residential areas in search of food and shelter.
Preventing A Rodent Infestation
No one wants to deal with the annoyances of overturned or infested trash cans and roll-off dumpsters. Don’t let pests and other animals take advantage of your wide-open waste disposal area. Instead, institute minor changes to take control of your trash.
First and foremost, it’s crucial to keep your waste wrapped tightly within the confines of a trash bag
Many of us are afraid of snakes. The fear is understandable – since we were kids, we have been told that they are dangerous. The truth is, however, at least in Minnesota, there is only one type of poisonous snake – the Timber Rattlesnake. This snake is only found in one area of Southeastern Minnesota. Other snakes can bite, but they will not harm you. Regardless of this fact
Homeowners typically have more issues and encounters with local wildlife in the springtime. Since this is the season when many new animals are born, there will be a lot of new animals to watch out for around the home. Despite the homeowner’s best efforts, it’s still possible for wild animals to get inside the home or to get close enough to the home to become a nuisance. At this point, it’s a good idea for the homeowner to contact a wildlife removal specialist
If you look, you may notice that our local area is changing. There is more land development than ever before, new housing developments, neighborhoods, shopping areas, schools and restaurants. This may be exciting in many ways for attracting people to the Twin Cities and pumping more money into our local economy. However, there are some unintended consequences as well. The wooded land, before it was developed, was home to many different wildlife and creatures including birds, squirrels, bats, snakes, raccoons, and many others. So, where do you think that these creatures go when their habitats are turned upside down? They move into your home.
Minnesota is home to eight species of bats, one of which is protected by the Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973. Two others are being considered for protection. Five of the eight species have varying degrees of state level protection in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Only two of the eight species however (the large brown bat and the little brown myotis) are known to roost in residential dwellings. If you have bats that have taken up residence in your home