Moles live in a series of tunnels they dig underground. In these tunnels they create chambers much like the rooms of our homes. They have sleeping chambers, birthing chambers, and storage chambers where food these animals save is found. One of the main staples in their diet is earthworms. To store the worms moles bite off their heads to paralyze them but they are still alive. Moles will then leave them in this chamber until they are ready to eat. These animals will occupy the same tunnels for generations before moving. If moles have created tunnels near your home call Guardian Wildlife Services to speed up the moving process. We will get them off your property for good.
Many are familiar with the nursery rhyme Three Blind Mice. This leads many to believe that mice are actually blind, which is not accurate. These rodents do not have the best eyesight but are still able to see about 2 feet away. While they are near sided animals they can detect motion about 45 feet away allowing them to escape from predators and avoid dangerous encounters. These animals also have a keen sense of hearing and smell which help account for their poor eyesight.
Yelling "squirrel" while pointing in ta certain direction is a gesture many people use to signal someone or something is easily distracted. This is due to the fact that many dogs will drop what they are doing to chase a squirrel they have spotted. Dogs have a hunting instinct that may be the cause of this behavior. Nonetheless, this encounter happens quite often since many squirrels live in residential areas. Some may even take residence in or outside of your home. If this happens it could become a problem with barking along with property damage from the squirrel itself. If these problems occur give us a call! We will be happy to help you get rid of those nut jobs. Your dog might even thank you too!
Before attacking a predator most animals have to prepare themselves. For example, before charging, a bull will likely lower its head followed by paving the ground. Skunks are no exception to this preparation time. Before a skunk sprays it tends to arch its back, raise its tail, and finally plant its front feet. If you see one following these steps you are likely about to be sprayed. This is a good time to flee the scene but does not guarantee you will escape in time. It is best to avoid skunks at all times, but if you come across one steer clear. If a skunk happens to roam on your property it may make a home there. When you see this happen call Guardian Wildlife Services we will take care of everything for you.
Having rodents in your home can quickly become a problem due to their rapid reproduction rate. Most mice produce multiple litters a year of about 4-6 young. Then these newborns are ready to start reproducing in about two months. If the rodents have taken residence in your home you are likely to end up with an infestation soon. Call Guardian Wildlife Services as soon as possible if you find rodents in your home. That way we can remove them before the situation grows worse.
The Tennessee Vols may be a popular football team, their mascot can also be found near you. Voles are part of the rodent family and may decide to take residence in your home or yard. They do this by creating burrows which can cause damage to many parts of your property. Voles are herbivores so they may feed on your crops, flowers, bushes, or lawn. If you find voles in your area give us a call! Guardian Wildlife Services will be happy to take care of the issue.
Most people know that bears hunker down and hibernate for the winter, what you may not know is bats do too. When the cold weather comes in many plants and insect die off limiting their food supply. This is why you may have found bats in your home this winter. They were looking for a safe place to rest until the warm weather and food return. At this point bats must chose to either hibernate or migrate to a warmer area. Due to this we are likely to see more bats coming in the spring and summer months. If you find bats taking their vacation in your home give us a call! We will remove them for you and make sure they are enjoying the warm temperatures outside, rather than in your home.