Even though October marks the onset of Fall, here in the south, it only really starts to get cold at the end of October. The onset of cold weather is when wildlife starts looking for shelter for the winter. They can get into your home through chimneys, cracks in siding and through crawlspaces. Some … Read more about 5 Tips to Safeguard Your Home from Wildlife
Bat Fun Facts
Did you know that the bat is the only mammal capable of continuous flight? Bats are super cool animals, and there are tons of different bats. The bat pictured (photo by Joel Sartore, National Geographic Photo Ark) is an "Indian flying fox." This bat has a wingspan of approximately 12 inches. In … Read more about Bat Fun Facts
Did you find an opossum hole? You may have opossums!
Opossums, commonly known as possums, are a mammal you don’t want to get too close to. They can carry a myriad of diseases and host other pests such as fleas and ticks. They can also cause considerable damage to your home. They can weasel their way in by chewing and clawing through siding or … Read more about Did you find an opossum hole? You may have opossums!
Falling Temperatures Draw Wild Animals In and Around Homes
During the cold winter months, animals such as skunks, squirrels, raccoons and opossums are more likely to come into or around your home in search of food, water and shelter. These creatures can carry harmful pests into your home, such as fleas and ticks, and can also carry rabies. Not only do they … Read more about Falling Temperatures Draw Wild Animals In and Around Homes
Moles, they’re everywhere! But you don’t need a dermatologist.
Moles. They're small, furry, and make for adorable sidekicks in cartoons. But in real life, they can cause a lot of damage to your lawn and their molehills can cause injury to livestock. Biology and Tunnels Moles are small, furry, solitary wildlife that range from 4.4 – 7 inches in length, not … Read more about Moles, they’re everywhere! But you don’t need a dermatologist.
Is the Powassan virus a real threat? The Powassan virus is a disease spread through the bites of ticks. The disease is typically carried by a species of tick known as the blacklegged tick which is also referred to as a "deer tick." The good news is this disease is pretty rare. Only 100 cases have … Read more about Powassan Virus
Skunks in the Southeast
Skunks. These striped (and sometimes spotted) mammals are infamous for their nauseating spray and can cause homeowners quite the headache if they get into their gardens. During the winter months, wildlife like skunks like to get into homes for shelter. Here is all you need to know about skunks and … Read more about Skunks in the Southeast
Some Diamonds are NOT a Girl’s Best Friend
Diamonds: precious gems that shine, glitter and....rattle? We're not talking about an engagement ring here. We're talking about the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake! According to National Geographic, these snakes are the largest venomous snakes in North America and can be found throughout North … Read more about Some Diamonds are NOT a Girl’s Best Friend
When Do Snakes Come Out?
Many people have issues with snakes, not only because of potential health risks, but because of the fear factor. These reptiles are villainized in Hollywood, and it gives them a bad reputation. Because of this, people tend to forget they are animals and not some terrible monster. It’s important to … Read more about When Do Snakes Come Out?
Where do squirrels go in the winter?
Squirrels can be a problem all year long but slow down in the winter. In colder climates, that may mean spending more time huddled in their nests and relying on food that they’ve hidden away. It may also mean that squirrels attempt to find ways into your home or property as a means of staying … Read more about Where do squirrels go in the winter?