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.
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.
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.
Michigan Wildlife Removal Solutions
Call Wicked Wildlife Removal at 248-621-3673 to get rid of nuisance wildlife in Michigan. We are a licensed, bonded, and insured wildlife removal company that provides real workable solutions for wild animal problems. We serve more than 25 municipalities within the Southeast Michigan areas with non-lethal, residential and commercial wildlife removal and control services at the most competitive prices around. Request free estimates and information, anytime.