How to Safely Release an Animal That You Have Trapped

If you have nuisance wildlife problems that continue to destroy your landscaping season after season, you may be compelled to set some traps this spring. But before you do, be sure you know what you are doing, and how to do it safely. One of the most important pieces of knowledge you should have before using animal traps is what to do a live animal once it’s actually trapped. Continue reading to learn how to safely, and legally, release an animal that you have baited and trapped on your property.

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REMEMBER: Animals are Scared of You

The first thing you need to realize is that wild animals are more afraid of you then you are of them, regardless of how menacing or aggressive they behave. As a result of this fear, animals are more likely to attack out of self-defense, putting you at risk of being bitten, scratched, or worse. For this reason, you need to know how to handle and release a trapped animal, properly; not only is it important to protect yourself, it is equally important to protect the animal as well. In fact, it is the law.

Here is what you need to know about releasing trapped wildlife:

❶ Check Local Laws

You need to check your local ordinances regarding wildlife release. There could be specific regulations and guidelines in your county for trapping, transporting, and releasing wild animals. These laws generally govern which animals are protected, how far you must release them, where you can release them, and so forth. Start with your county clerk’s office for this information. You can also check online using a popular search database.

❷ Remain Calm and Approach Slowly

Once an animal is inside your trap, be sure to remain calm and not get to excited or fearful. Never sneak up on the animal. Instead, approach slowly, but not in a straight line. You see, in the wild, predators approach head on, while unassuming animals simply pass by. So try to approach from an alternate angle as to not startle the animal and put them in defense mode. Also, try not make any sudden movements or loud noises, and do not scold the animal.

❸ Cover the Cage

You will need to find a dark towel or blanket to cover the cage with for transport. This will help keep the animal at ease during transportation. Be sure to not get your fingers close to the cage when placing the cover on top. Also be sure that the cover is large enough to provide complete privacy for the animal. If the cover is too small, the animal might be able to chew it or snatch it through the cage, and potentially endangered themselves.

❹ Let the Animal Go in a Designated Area

Once you arrive to the designated area for animal releasing, gently put the cage on the ground, keeping the cover in place at all times. Be sure the cage is on level ground, and the exit is facing a direction you are encouraging the animal to run, such as towards the woods or an open meadow. Once the cage is on the ground in the proper position, slowly remove the cover. Wait a couple of minutes so that the animal has a moment to gather themselves and acclimate to the new surroundings. Then, carefully open the trap door and move several feet away from the cage as the animal exits.

Special Note: If the animal does not exit the cage, walk back to your car and get inside. Once you are not in sight, it may feel more comfortable leaving. If it still does not exit, you may need to leave the cage there and cut your losses, or contact a local Michigan wildlife removal company for assistance.

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How to Protect Your Roof From Nuisance Wildlife

We know spring is common soon; and although it is not quite here yet, right now is the perfect time to start thinking about wildlife proofing your property to combat the uprising of all the local wild animals! This includes sealing up all the weak and opened areas of your home, especially the roof; after all, it is one of the most important components of your house.

Continue reading to learn what you need to know about protecting your roof from nuisance animals this spring!

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There are hundreds of species of wildlife that can become a nuisance to property owners. If you live near wooded or forested areas, or near a body of water, you home is even more susceptible to nuisance wildlife interference. Animals like raccoons, bats, squirrels, birds, moles, skunks, and opossums are common nuisance wildlife known in the Midwest regions of the country. They are capable of causing a wide range of damage and destruction to a house and its surrounding landscape.

One of the main areas of a home that is targeted by nuisance wild animals is the roof. Start your annual wildlife preventative maintenance plan by having your roof inspected and sealed by a professional wildlife exclusion company. They retain the proper licensed and permits to perform work in accordance with all local and federal laws that govern wildlife. Furthermore, they have the proper training, experience, tools, and resources to provide safe and effective work.

Below you will find a list of some common nuisance animals that can access your roof, and a brief description of why you do not want them there!

🐦 Birds – Birds are more of a nuisance to our roofs than any other animal for the simple reason that they can fly. With flight capabilities, birds can easily access our rooftops. Furthermore, birds are small, especially in the spring and early summer when babies are born. This means they can squeeze into the tiniest of openings and make nests in chimneys, wall voids, and more.

🦇 Bats – Bats are also very destructive, and pose several health risks. Because they are so tiny, they are common intruders in attics. They can squeeze through a gap as little as 3/8th of an inch, which means loose roof shingles are an open door to the attic area.

🐹 Squirrels – Squirrels are everywhere, and like raccoons and bats, they are smart and can fit through tiny openings. This makes them a very common nuisance. They can easily climb onto roofs and look for openings in soffits, flashings, chimneys, and loose shingles, making them a frequent attic dweller.

🐺 Raccoons – Raccoons are very intelligent. Not only will they figure out how to climb your roof and pry off shingles with their dexterous paws and sharp claws, they will remember how to do it year after year until you stop them. They are also one of the most destructive animals due to their levels of intelligence and agility.

Wildlife Roof Damages

Not only will animals like raccoons and bats cause damage to your roofing system, they will get inside your attic and cause a whole other set of problems. They will cover every surface area with droppings, rotting food, and nesting materials, as well as, tear down attic insulation, electrical wiring, and more. This kind of destruction is very unsanitary and can lead to unsafe living conditions.

It is important to deal with an animal infestation as soon as you know you have one in order to prevent costlier renovations down the road. To prevent animal intrusions, start with a comprehensive full-property inspection, and have a licensed wildlife removal and control company seal up the vulnerable areas of your home.

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How to Keep Animals Out of Your Yard Without a Fence

Today is officially the first day of spring. And although it is still chilly outside, all the wildlife around you are getting busy. This means that you need to do what you can to animal-proof your property before wildlife can become a costly or frustrating nuisance. Wild animals, like rabbits, moles, skunks, opossum, and more, are highly destructive to lawns, gardens, patios, and other structures. One of the best ways to keep animals out of your yard is to install a ground-deep fence. But not everyone has a property, or budget, that is compatible with this type of remodel.

For this reason, wildlife rescue and control specialists have spent years researching alternative options for property fencing, without actually having a fence. Continue reading to learn some tips and ideas that may work for you this season.

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Plant Marigolds around your gardens to keep animals out!

🍅 Gardens

To keep pillaging critters out of your gardens, there are a few things you can do. Look below at some of the most effective ideas!

❦ Plant Marigolds:

Marigolds produce a sticky, prickly, stem and foliage system that animals absolutely hate. By bordering your gardens with marigolds and similar floral species, you can better prevent wildlife intrusion from raccoons, rabbits, deer, and more.

❦ Plant Other Plants Animals Hate:

Like marigolds, there are several other types of plants that animals find repulsive. Their stems, foliage, and scents are highly displeasing to animals like rabbits and deer, which helps to keep nuisance wildlife away. Consider including plants like Azalea, Boxwood, Lamb’s Ear, Peony, Bleeding Hearts, Daffodils, Hyssop, and Mullein.

❦ Use a Granule Repellent:

There are several non-toxic granule-style animal repellents you can purchase to use as a protection barrier for your garden. Simply sprinkle the granules around the perimeter of the garden, and continue on with your day! Just be sure to choose a safe, chemical-free product.

🏡 Lawns

To protect your lawns from destructive wildlife, there are plenty of safe and humane strategies you can try. Look below at some helpful hints!

❦ Install Motion Detector Sprinklers:

A safe and humane alternative to fencing is to install motion-detection sprinklers around your lawn. When wildlife crawls within the detection perimeter, they will activate and spray water. This instantly startles wildlife, and causes them to run away. Clever species, like raccoons, will remember that your lawn is not a safe place for them, and will eventually stop returning.

❦ Electronic Sound Machines:

Like motion detection sprinklers, electronic sound machines will trick animals into thinking humans or predators are around, thus stopping them from coming any closer to your property. A radio left on a talk station will also do the trick!

❦ Use a Non-Toxic Repellent:

Aside from granule repellents mentioned before, there are also several liquid sprays you can buy, or just make yourself. See our article, “How to Make Non-toxic Animal Repellent” to learn how to make and administered a homemade animal repellent. You can also purchase coyote urine as a deterrent.

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Important Skunk Spraying Facts

Now that spring is right around the corner, you can be sure to spot more and more wildlife as the season progresses. A common occurrence this time of year is nuisance skunk activity; after all, this is prime skunk mating season. If you smell that tale-tell odor of skunk spray around your property, it is likely a male skunk marking his mating territory. Furthermore, if you have curious outdoor pets, like cats or dogs, you would be wise to take extra precaution for avoiding nasty, lingering skunk spray attacks.

In fact, continue reading to learn what you need to know about skunk spraying, including the best way to remove skunk odor from pets.

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Facts About Skunk Spraying

Skunk spray is a naturally-produced chemical called N-butlymercaptan, which is a pungent combination of thiols (also called mercaptans), and various other sulfur-based compounds. Sulfur odors are often compared to the smell of rotten eggs.

The spray is produced and excreted from their anal scent glands, which are located just alongside the ear-end. For this reason, skunks must lift their tails to eject their spray. You know when a skunk is prepared to spray because they display a certain “dance”, which involves hissing, stomping, and puffing up their fir. Consider this a warning!

Skunk spray is produced solely for defense purposes. Skunks can accurately spray up to 15 feet. They tend to spray when they feel threatened, or when protecting their young. As a very pungent chemical mix, skunk spray can cause severe eye irritation, and even temporary blindness. It will not, however, cause any other significant health problems or injuries.

Interestingly enough, skunks will not spray other skunks, but they will spray anything else. If the spray comes into contact with clothing, skin, or fur, the odor can linger for days, and even weeks at a time. Read our blog, “What To Do if a Skunk Sprays Your Dog” to learn what to do if this ever happens to you.

Another interesting fact about skunk spraying is that it takes up to a week to restore their spray reserves after excreting them. For this reason, skunks really do not want to spray; they only do when they feel like they absolutely have to.

How to Get Rid of Nuisance Skunks

Skunks are a nuisance, and for many reasons. Not only will they spray your pets, they will also rip up your lawn and garden for grubs and more. The best way to protect your property from skunks is to stop them from trespassing onto your yard altogether. Read our blog, “3 Ways To Get Rid of Skunks” to get started on the right path to safe and humane skunk control.

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Where to Get Fast and Affordable Wildlife Removal in Michigan

Nuisance wildlife, like raccoons, squirrels, and bats, are known to cause a load of costly damage and destruction to both residential and commercial properties throughout the Great Lakes State. But because of the laws imposed to govern and protect wildlife, it is important to only entrust wild animal removal and control to licensed and insured professionals. But where can you get safe and humane wildlife removal in an instant, and at a price you can afford? The answer is easy!

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In nature, wild animals are a glorious and appropriate element to admire for their inherently unique characteristics and physiological contributions to our adjacent ecological systems. Without the incredible natural wildlife around us, the Great Lakes State just could not and would not be the same. However, when wildlife turns into an interference rather than an asset, the circumstances change. Fortunately, you can count on Wicked Wildlife Removal for 100% humane and effective wildlife extraction and exclusion services at an affordable price!

Our licensed, bonded, and insured wild animal removal technicians provide a wide range of non-lethal wildlife removal and control using methods and strategies that adhere to all industry accepted best practices and wildlife laws. Best of all, as a response to the heightened demand for safe and effective wildlife abatement, we serve a vast range of districts in Southeast Michigan, from Grand Rapids to Ann Arbor, and everywhere few and far between!

We offer residential and commercial nuisance wildlife services, including exclusion, extraction, animal proofing, wildlife cleanup and repair, 24 hour emergency response, dead animal removal, integrated pest management, full property inspections, free estimates, and more. With more than 10 years of hands-on experience, you can trust that we have the skills, technologies, and resources to successfully navigate any wildlife problem, regardless of size or scope. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we work hard to deliver outstanding results at an affordable price.

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Here at Wicked Wildlife Removal, we have spent over 10 years cultivating and improving the best possible methods to effectively and affordably get rid of animal infestations from residential and commercial properties. From comprehensive inspections and animal removal, to professional exclusion, cleaning, restoration, post service checkups, and more, you can count on us for safe and effective wild animal control at a price you can afford. Contact us at 248-621-3673 to speak with a friendly company manager about your nuisance wildlife removal and control options, anytime.

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Is a Mole and a Vole the Same Animal?

Spring is just around the corner, which means you will soon be back into the routine of yard work, such as gardening, lawn care, mulching, and more. And if you want all your hard work to pay off, be sure your property is protected against nuisance wildlife that will be sure to destroy it all. The most common lawn and garden pillagers are moles and voles, which coincidentally, are often confused for the other since not many people are really sure what the difference is between them.

Are voles wild hamsters? Are moles the same thing as a vole? If you want to protect your lawn and garden this spring, continue reading to learn what you need to know about these nuisance animals.

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Moles

You may be interested to learn that moles are in the same scientific family as shrews and bats. They live a subterranean lifestyle, which means they make tunnels and burrow underground. Moles have also adapted have polydactyl fore-paws, allowing them to easily dig complex tunnel systems below ground. Moles can live in low-oxygen environments because, according to Wikipedia, “(…) their blood cells have a special form of hemoglobin that has a higher affinity to oxygen than other forms.”

As insectivores, they feed only on bugs, usually grubs and other small invertebrates. In fact, their saliva contains a toxin that paralyzes earthworms! They even squeeze the worm first to eliminate all of the soil and waste inside them! Many people think that moles are blind and deaf, or lack eyes altogether; but the truth is, they have very tiny eyes and ears, and use them just fine. In fact, the star-nosed mole can detect, catch and eat prey faster than the human eye can see!

Voles

Voles are part of the Rodentia order, which means they are in the same scientific family as rats and mice. If you have ever had a pet hamster, you have basically had a pet vole since they are also part of the same family and order. Voles are also referred to as “meadow mice”, “pine mice”, and “field mice.” Although there are meadow voles, which primarily live above ground, most voles live underground in tunnel systems, just a few inches below the surface. In fact, voles will use mole tunnels too.

In contrast to moles, voles primarily eat grasses, roots, tubers, seeds, fruits, bark, underground fungi, and other plant material. Their biggest predators are hawks, owls, snakes, and even cats, so they prefer grassy, underbrush areas near food sources so they can remain hidden. Voles are also very prolific breeders, which means an infestation can be highly destructive to a lawn or garden. They can produce 4 to 6 litters each year, which can add up to hundreds of voles in one tunnel system.

How to Protect Your Property From Voles and Moles

Regardless if you confuse moles for voles, or vice versa, the strategies to effectively reduce or eliminate nuisance activity is the same for both animals. Moles and voles will both destroy lawns and pillage gardens, making preventative maintenance and animal-proofing a must, especially if you are already aware of their presence. To abate moles and voles, there are a few approaches you can try that are safe for animals and the surrounding environment.

For instance, you can make a homemade animal repellent that will thwart their senses and keep them away from your lawn. Read our article, “How to Make Non-toxic Animal Repellent” to learn what you need and how to get started. You can also hire a local and trusted Michigan wildlife control company to provide the necessary preventative maintenance, as well as, environmental modification and monitoring, to solve the problem. Or, just read our blog, “How to Protect Your Lawn From Mole Damage” for some recommended advice for both vole and mole control.

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How to Protect Your House From Nuisance Wildlife

These recent warm weather changes are guaranteed to bring out the local nuisance wildlife in your area. So be sure your home is protected against destructive animals before it’s too late. Continue reading to learn exactly what you need to do to stop nuisance wildlife from damaging your property.

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Nuisance wildlife, such as raccoons, bats, skunks, squirrels, moles, and opossum, can cause a long list of structural damages to the inside and outside of your home. They can also pose a long list of safety hazards and health risks, such as viruses, diseases, parasites, and more. Nuisance animals are not something you want on your property, so it is necessary to do what it takes to ensure your house is protected against such damages. Your duties will include environmental modifications, inspections, and professional assistance.

Environmental Changes

Your first step to thwarting nuisance wildlife activity on your property is to make all the necessary and recommended environmental changes. Such modifications will reduce your property’s appeal to nuisance animals, like raccoons, squirrels, and opossum. To accomplish this, remove all food and water sources that are outside of your house. This includes pet bowls, animal food, bird baths, koi ponds, and even garbage.

It is important to always take your garbage out on trash collection day, and never leave it outside, overnight. If you must leave your garbage receptacles outside, use lid locks to discourage access. Furthermore, you will need to secure any outdoor gardens you will have growing, but this can wait until yields begin to turn come spring.

Property Inspection and Sealing

Animals can find ways inside the house, if such access points exists. Bats can squeeze through an opening as little as 3/8ths of an inch, which means access points are bound to exist somewhere. It is vital to have your home inspected for such vulnerabilities, especially if your home has not had any work done to it for several years. Areas like crumbling mortar, rotted siding, loose roof shingles, torn screens, and more, are all possible access points for nuisance wildlife.

A professional Michigan wildlife control company can provide a full-property inspection and seal up any openings or vulnerable spots. Have this service done before spring emerges to ensure your house is fully-protected against costly animal damages.

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What To Do if You Find a Dead Animal on Your Property

If you live near wooded or forested areas, or a year-round body of water, it is very likely that you have a certain degree of wildlife activity on or around your property. In this case, it is also very likely that at some point in time, you may come across a dead animal. If this ever happens, the proper course of action will depend on the particular circumstances and various other factors.

Continue reading to learn what you should do if you find a dead animal on your property.

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Dead Animal Removal

The most important thing you need to know about finding a dead animal is that you should never, under any circumstances, attempt to touch or tamper with the carcass. All wild animals are possible carriers of several infectious diseases, illnesses, bacteria, and parasites, all of which can be transmitted to both people and pets. Some illnesses are fatal, such as the Rabies virus.

If you find a dead animal on or around your property, here is what you need to do:

TAKE NOTE: If the animal is in an area of your property that does not get any public foot traffic, neither from your home’s occupants or pets, or the general public, then you do not have to do anything at all. Simply let nature take its course and leave the animal be. If the carcass is on your property, then continue with the following steps.

The first step to take is to secure young children and pets away from the area. If the animal is outdoors, move all children and pets indoors, and be sure the area with the animal is not accessible to the public.

If the sight is offensive to anyone, cover the carcass with a large towel, sheet, or tarp, being very careful not to come close or touch it at all. Be sure to toss this cover into the trash after the carcass has been collected.

Next, you need to assess the situation. Do this by first identifying the species. If you have a wild animal, like a raccoon or bat, you would need to take a different route than if you had a dead cat, dog, goose, or duck.

If you have a deceased cat, dog, or waterfowl species on your property, you will need to contact your local animal control company. You can find this contact information online at your county’s official webpage, or by calling the local police station for a direct referral.

If you have a deceased wild animal on your property, you would need to contact a local and licensed Michigan Wildlife Control Company for prompt dead animal removal services. Many companies even offer 24 hour emergency service, or may be able to offer same-day or next-day assistance.

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3 Effective Ways to Keep Opossums Out of Your Yard

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But the worst part of having a nuisance opossum problem are the health and safety risks they pose to both people and pets. You see, opossums are categorized as rodents, very large rodents, which can also carry a long list of infectious diseases, some of which are not curable, like Rabies.

When it comes to nuisance wildlife, opossums are among the most frustrating for homeowners because they are one of the most destructive. Not only will they rummage through garbage and make a huge mess in your lawn, they will also dig up sod in search of grubs, pillage gardens for anything edible, and even cause structural damages to fencing, siding, porches, decks, and more.

So if you are spotting opossum on your property, whether more frequently than before or for the first time, it is vital that you intervene as soon as possible in order to stop them from making it a habit to visit night after night. Continue reading to learn the top 3 most recommended methods of doing just that.

❶ Environmental Modifications

Although it sounds like a long, fancy term, environmental modifications simply means making change to your premises in order to reduce its attractiveness to opossums. The great news about the environmental modification strategy is that it works against most nuisance wildlife, not just opossum! Animals like raccoon, skunks, squirrels, and rabbits will also stop coming by if your property is no longer of use to them.

Environmental modifications to make include removing all food and water sources, such as garbage bins, fallen fruit from trees, bird baths, pet bowls, pet food (even if it is in a secured container), squirrel feeders, and anything else they can eat. And remember, opossums are not picky; they will eat just about anything! You will also want to include some form of garden protection, such as chicken wire fencing, automated lights and sound machines, and even just leaving on a radio talk show overnight.

❷ Tree Service

Opossums like to climb, and they are good at it. They even make nests in trees! This means you want to remove anything that allows them easier access to your roof, chimney, siding, porch, deck, patio, and garage. If you have long, overhanging branches near these structures of your home, it is wise to have them trimmed back and pruned on a routine basis.

❸ Damage Restoration

Another widely-accepted and effective form of opossum control for homeowners is simply, security. This means repairing all of the exterior damages of your home to prevent nuisance wildlife intruders. Openings in fences, roof shingles, siding, soffits, vents, crumbling mortar, and more can be easy entry points for opossums. Having these vulnerable areas sealed up reduces the likelihood of dealing with an animal infestation.

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How to Spot a Winter Wildlife Infestation

Wild animals are not courteous when it comes to our properties. They will help themselves to whatever they can access, even if it means destroying certain areas of your home. In the wintertime, the threat of nuisance wildlife problems is much higher since most animals are looking for food and shelter to last them the season.

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Animals like squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons, bats, and starlings, are known to take up residence, in attics and other cozy areas of a property, to wait out the winter conditions. Once inside, you can bet they will stay until spring! But the inside is not the only area to be concerned about; wild animals will also tear up your lawns, gardens, trees, and more, to prepare for the harshest peaks of winter.

For these reasons and more, it is important to know what to look out in terms of nuisance wildlife interference. Knowing how to spot a wildlife problem will help you better protect your home from costly and invasive damages, and even potential health and safety threats. Continue reading to learn the tell-tale signs of winter wildlife infestation, as well as, what you can do to solve them for good.

Top 4 Signs of Wildlife Infestation:

❶ Animal Sightings

The number one sign of a wildlife infestation is actually seeing them in action with your own eyes. If you notice an increase in wildlife tampering and activity around your yard, you can safely assume that they will continue to grow in size and scope. Another sign to look out for is animal tracks. If you are waking up in the morning and seeing raccoon paw prints or skunk prints around your home, you can assume they are visiting your property at night while you sleep.

❷ Droppings

Like sightings and paw tracks, another obvious sign of nuisance wildlife activity is the presence of animal droppings. Most of the time, animal droppings are easy to decipher from one another. However, there are also many animal droppings that resemble other species. The best way to identify which animal droppings you are seeing on your property is to contact a local and licensed Michigan wildlife control company for free advice and on-site inspections.

❸ Evidence of Digging

Another common sign of nuisance animal activity is finding evidence of digging. Animals, like raccoons, opossums, and skunks, will dig and dig in search of juicy grubs, worms, and more. Other animals will dig winter burrows and tunnel systems to prepare for winter, leaving behind obvious evidence of digging.

❹ Tree and Plant Damages

Similar to digging, you may also notice plant and tree damage. Peeled or missing bark around the base of tree trunks can be a sign of vole girdling, deer interference, woodpecker activity, and more. Gardens are often pillaged and wiped out by all sorts of wildlife, from crawling and furry ones, to ones that fly. If you notice that your plants and trees are damaged, it could very well be due to nuisance wildlife winter behavior.

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