Minnesota is home to eight species of bats, one of which is protected under the Federal Endangered Species Act of 1974 and two more being considered for protection. Five out of the eight species (the little brown myotis and large brown bat) have been observed roosting inside residential buildings
As spring brings vibrant hues into Minnesota’s Twin Cities area, so too do an assortment of wild animals. While watching their arrival can be captivating, ensuring we strike an effective balance between coexisting with them while keeping them away from homes is of equal importance. We will discuss some of the common spring animals found around Minnesota’s Twin Cities while giving tips for effectively managing them in this blog post.
Bats are very interesting creatures. They are nocturnal, they can find food in total darkness, they can live up to three decades and they can fly very fast with speed up to sixty miles an hour. Bats are the only flying mammals, and they eat mostly insects that come out at night. While they are a fun creature to read and learn about, when one comes too close, they can seem a bit scary! In fact, if you have a close encounter with a bat, you should likely see
Many animals are cute to look at when they’re in the wild or in a zoo, but not so much when they are on your property! Even though you may be tempted to allow the animals to take up residence on your property, thinking, “what could be the harm?”, be aware that some of the cutest creatures cause the greatest damage to homes and businesses each year. Think twice before feeding and fostering a home for these wild animals on your property!
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
What critter or wild animal are you most afraid of? For some, bats evoke a fear like no other. This may come from watching old vampire movies, or because they are nocturnal and come out when it is dark out, or it may just be that you think they may carry disease. Bats are incredibly interesting creatures that mean us humans no harm. However, when they find their way inside a home and make themselves at home, they still need to be removed. They also carry disease and need to be removed by a professional.