Nuisance Wildlife

Spotlight on Nuisance Wildlife

Bats, raccoons and skunks are some of the most common wild animals that invade homes. Proactive wildlife and animal control is necessary, as these and many other types of nuisance wildlife can be frequent carriers of rabies, a disease that is potentially fatal if left untreated. In fact, as many as 40,000 people each year in the United States are exposed to animals that might have rabies, and must receive preventive treatments.

Bats

There are more than 980 species of bats worldwide with about 40 species found in the United States. The three most common species that enter structures are the little brown bat, the big brown bat

Groundhogs

The groundhog, also known as a woodchuck or whistle pig, is a member of the squirrel family. Although groundhogs are slow runners, they scurry quickly to their dens when they sense danger.

Opossums

Opossums are the only marsupial found in North America. They live in many parts of the U.S., with the exception of the Rockies, western plains and parts of the northern




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