How to succeed in today’s constantly changing world? Ask your neighborhood raccoons! “Be smart, resourceful, and adaptable,” they’d say—qualities that have helped raccoons flourish in a growing range of places. So, exactly what does success require in the daily life of a raccoon? Depends upon where she lives, but let’s focus on those living in cities and towns. Staying Safe… Although deaths from hunting, trapping, and vehicle collisions are … [Read more...]
How to Save a Wild Animal in Distress
Have you found an injured wild animal, or an orphaned wildlife baby? Take time to carefully assess his situation before moving him. Often, a bird who seems injured has merely been stunned by colliding with a window. A wildlife baby who seems alone may actually have a watchful parent nearby, but out of view. So you may not need to save a wild animal who appears injured or alone, but do keep children and pets away from the animal, giving it a … [Read more...]
Wild Animal Shelter for Orphaned or Injured Wildlife
Have you found an orphaned or injured wild animal you believe is in need of care? While your first thought may be to rush him to a wild animal shelter, or wildlife rehabilitator, unless there is no question that he’s in imminent danger, take time before intervening. Some situations can be misleading. Here are a few examples of animals who typically do not need to be rescued and brought to a rehabilitator: A bird who is feathered and … [Read more...]
Thinking About Using a Fox Trap?
If you are considering using a live trap to capture a fox on your property, this article is meant for you. You may not realize that there are more effective options available to you before resorting to a fox trap. Here you’ll find helpful, practical ways to troubleshoot the problem and avoid the pitfalls associated with trapping. Consider this first… At first you may be frightened to learn that there are foxes living in your neighborhood, but … [Read more...]
Chattering Chimney Swifts
Chimney swifts are amazing birds, capable of nabbing their insect prey and gathering twigs for nest building while in flight, and able to cling to vertical surfaces for long periods with super strong feet. In addition to being attractive and social birds, they help us out by consuming mosquitoes, gnats, termites, and biting flies. But if they’re nesting or roosting in your chimney, you’re in for a rare treat!!! Yes, they can be noisy, … [Read more...]
Looking to Get Rid of Foxes?
Foxes denning under your deck? Or denning in your yard? Or, maybe you’re just seeing them around and wonder if you should be concerned.” Well, the good news is that you have nothing to fear. If they’re raising a family in your yard, you’re in for a treat. It is fun and educational to watch fox parents raise their young. No, foxes won’t drag off your kids --- their main prey items are mice, rats, chipmunks, and some squirrels or rabbits. They … [Read more...]
Finding the Right Wildlife Control Service
Got a family of raccoons in your chimney? Have you heard rustling and other little noises coming from within your walls or vents? Time to hire a wildlife control service company. Why? Because some problems are best left to the professionals. You’ll save yourself considerable time and trouble—as well as the possibility of additional problems and expenses if your do-it-yourself plan goes awry. When you hire a carefully chosen wildlife control … [Read more...]
Wild Animal Sanctuary — Create Backyard Habitat
Are you looking to create a wildlife sanctuary? Or, maybe just wondering why friends or neighbors are making their yards more like natural habitat? Read on to find out what’s in it for wildlife, and what’s in it for you, if you decide to try it—and more important, how to make a wild animal sanctuary happen in your own yard. Why create a wildlife sanctuary? Wildlife is losing several thousand acres of habitat every day, causing countless … [Read more...]
Skunk Removal Tips for Homeowners
It takes a lot to cause a skunk to use its potent-smelling defense—although the prospect of getting sprayed may be scary, skunks are actually rather non-aggressive and peaceful animals. But having a skunk living close to your home may still make you a tad uneasy, so in hopes of averting an encounter with that awful smell, you have landed here, searching for “skunk removal” tips. Fear not… the advice you need is at hand. Do keep in mind skunks’ … [Read more...]
Sparrows in Your House and Don’t Know What to Do?
House sparrows may sometimes take their name a little too much to heart. It sure seems so when they decide to nest not merely near your house, but wedged into vents, such as those for the stove, dryer, bath, or attic. Occasionally, they even fly into the living areas of a home through an open door, unscreened window, or uncapped chimney. Fortunately, there are effective ways to deal with house sparrows in your house. What to do when a … [Read more...]