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.
Raccoons: Raccoons are smart and adaptive animals commonly found in urban settings. In springtime they often search for food sources as well as potential denning sites – which is why to deter raccoons you should ensure all trash can lids have tight fitting covers; keep pet food indoors when possible and seal any possible entryways into your home or attic to reduce this threat.
Squirrels: Spring brings with it sightings of squirrels as they dash around looking for food and nest building materials, gathering up nesting materials. Unfortunately, squirrels can damage roofs and attics through chewing. To reduce potential damages caused by squirrels near your home, trim back tree branches near it for easier access; consider installing squirrel-proof bird feeders if feeding birds regularly is your passion!
Skunks: Skunks can quickly become unwelcome guests on any property. To reduce risk and protect against attacks by these unpleasant visitors, be sure that garbage bins are securely sealed as well as any gaps under decks, sheds or crawlspace. Also make sure your yard remains free of debris or overgrown vegetation to minimize hiding places for these pests.
Bats: While bats play an essential part in maintaining ecological equilibrium, their presence inside homes may be cause for alarm. To minimize exposure and access by bats, use window and chimney screens with screens on them as well as sealing any gaps or cracks around your exterior home’s walls to block access points; additionally, if a bat enters, immediately contact professional wildlife removal service as quickly as possible to safely dispose of the situation.
Birds: Spring brings with it an increase of bird species throughout the Twin Cities area. While most are harmless and enjoyable to observe, others can cause significant property damage by building nests in inconvenient spots. Use bird feeders designed to deter larger birds while installing netted or spiked fences around ledges or roofs can discourage nest building by birds.
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Spring in the Twin Cities brings with it an abundance of wildlife, but we need to strike a balance between appreciating nature and protecting homes. By taking preventive steps against common wild animals, you can reduce any conflicts while simultaneously creating a peaceful coexistence between you and them. If persistent issues or need assistance arise regarding wildlife management consult an ethical wildlife control company such as this one with experience managing ethical wildlife control strategies. While we celebrate nature’s wonders, let’s also work towards protecting homes and promoting both human health and wildlife well-being in the Twin Cities area. Call (612) 386-1289 for an immediate response to your animal problems.