Nuisance Wildlife During the Fall Months

Fall brings in cooler temperatures, a pleasing array of oranges, reds, and browns, and other elements that bring about happiness and trigger a vast array of memories. It is a time of excitement due to the upcoming holidays and a time of family gatherings and enjoyable activities. squirrel

Unfortunately, it is also a time where various types of wildlife may become a nuisance. Various types of creatures will initiate the process of preparing for the winter months. They are gathering food and seeking warm places to hunker down.

During this time of year, your property, garage, your shed, and your home may be targeted by various types of wildlife. In this guide, we will expound on the types of wildlife that homeowners often find themselves experiencing challenges with during the fall months. 

Active Wildlife 

The following outlines the types of wildlife that are most active during the fall months along with a brief explanation of the activities that the creatures engage in:

  1. Bats – On the most part, bats will enter into a start of dormancy in the fall and the winter. There are some species that will make their way south. Others will find a cave or some type of mine. Then, there are those that will attempt to find their way into your home. In most instances, they will go into the attic space. These not only damage insulation and other items in your home, but the waste that they leave behind is unhealthy. 
  2. Racoons – Most racoons will remain dormant within the dens that they have created. They will load up on nutrients during the fall in order to sustain life throughout the winter. This means that they may dig through your garbage cans, root through any compost, and attempt to enter into your home where it is warm. 
  3. Rodents – When it comes to fall nuisance wildlife, rodents are considered to be the most common. These remain active all through the winter. They will build insulated nests out of whatever they can find and wherever they can find – including your home. 
  4. Skunks – These wild animals seek out decks, sheds, and other items to burrow under. They go through the process of fattening up during the fall months to prepare for winter. 
  5. Squirrels – These animals remain active during both fall and winter. During the fall, they engage in creating caches of food. It is best to remove any nests that you observe. Come January, the mating process starts. By March, the litter is born. It is not uncommon for squirrels to attempt to nest in attics and window eaves that are accessible and provide ample space. 

Contact Us 

If you experience issues with wild animals in the fall, it is best to have the issue dealt with prior to the arrival of winter. Removing wildlife is a challenging job and should be left to the professionals. If you find that you have furry freeloaders, contact us here at Palmetto Wildlife Extractors immediately. We can remove the pests quickly and help in taking steps to prevent their return: 855-465-1088

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