Moles have a unique way of finding food. They are colorblind and their sight is only attuned to sense light. Since they live underground and hunt in the dark this sense is not very useful when catching prey. In order to find food moles must rely on other senses such as hearing, smell, and touch. They are highly sensitive to touch and can feel vibrations in the ground. This allows them to track prey and escape from predators by knowing their location.
Like most mammals mice are not fond of the cold. During the winter months or on chilly nights mice search for a shelter to keep warm. Their ability to squeeze into spaces as small as 0.6mm allows them to enter many buildings, homes, and other structures. Even a small crack in the wall or underneath your deck could let a family of mice in. Once inside their daily routine could cause a ton of structural damage, as well as create health concerns. Mice teeth grow constantly at a rate of 0.3mm a day, and they have to chew and gnaw on materials in order to keep them ground down. In your home these materials may be walls, flooring, wires, etc. Mice are also carriers of many diseases which can be a threat in itself. If you find mice in your home call Guardian Wildlife Services.
During the winter months food is hard to come by for many animals. Chipmunks, in particular, predict this change in supply and begin to stockpile in the late summer and early fall. They can collect over 100 nuts in a single day. To aid in this process, and collect as much food as possible chipmunks have extra cheek pouches. These pouches allow their mouths to expand greatly and carry many nuts while they forage before having to deposit them at home. Chipmunks will make shelter in small burrows or already open holes in nature or manmade structures. If you find a stockpile of nuts on your property or in your home you might have a chipmunk problem. If this is the case call Guardian Wildlife Services!
As nocturnal animals bats have a unique way of seeing in the dark. They are not blind like many suggest, but they often use echolocation to locate their prey. To do this, bats produce ultrasound waves above human range that bounce off objects and back to the animal. From this they can tell the distance they are from an object and where another animal may be in relation to them. This helps them locate prey as well as direct themselves while flying. Bats are once again nocturnal and can survive very well at night. Therefore, if you spot a bat during the day there may be cause for concern. Avoid these bats, as well as any you find indoors, and call a wildlife specialist such as Guardian Wildlife Services. They are trained to deal with these situations and will remove the bats safely.
Skunks have strong front paws with long nails. These paws make them excellent diggers. Skunks will often dig when looking for food such as earthworms or other insects. They also dig burrows if there is no alternative shelter to be found. If you find holes in your lawn, yard, or anywhere on your property beware of skunks inside. You'll want to avoid these areas to prevent being sprayed, if a skunk feels threatened. If you happen upon such holes call Guardian Wildlife Services. We can remove them from the property or any other animals that may have created or may be inhabiting such burrows.
Raccoons are intelligent animals and often cause trouble for many families. They often steal food from camps, get into gardens, knock over trash, and come up with other clever ways to forage food. One of the reasons they are able to do so is because of their hands. Raccoons have five fingers and long fingernails, but no opposable thumbs. Due to this, they cannot grasp objects like humans can, but they found another way. Raccoons often use both forefront paws to manipulate objects. If a raccoon is found on your property they might be getting into trouble. Before you find your garden ruined or your trash all over your driveway, call Guardian Wildlife Services. We will remove the animals before than can cause any more harm.
When searching for shelter voles will burrow underground, creating a series of tunnels in which they will live. These tunnels not only provide shelter from the elements but also a place to store food and protection from predators. Voles have small feet, and forefeet with only four toes. They use these feet to dig golf-ball sized holes in the soil, mulch, or walls as entrances to the tunnels. These holes are most visible in early spring, when the snow has just melted. If you see these holes in your yard you may have a vole problem. If so, call Guardian Wildlife Services! We will help remove the voles from your property safely.
When mice occupy a space they will leave behind many traces. There may be chewed cabinets, furniture, walls, and more. Mice will also leave small, dark, cylinder-shaped droppings wherever they live. If you hear scratching, scurrying, or squeaking throughout the night you may have mice in your home. Mice are nocturnal animals, meaning they sleep during the day and are active at night. This is why you may only hear them during the night. If you find any traces of mice in your home call Guardian Wildlife Services! We will set you up with a rodent program to take care of the issue and reduce the population in the area in hopes of preventing future issues.
All animals search for shelter and a place to nest. Most are able to make their own shelters, but some like opossums inhabit the abandoned nests of other animals. Opossums also take cover in tree holes, sheds, and other buildings they can access. Once a shelter is found opossums will pack the space with leaves, hay, grass, and cotton-like materials to create a nest. Opossums may dig into walls, to take insulation, or trash as cushion for their nests. This can cause major damage to your home and it's overall structure. If you find a opossum nesting in your home call Guardian Wildlife Services! We can remove the animals and prevent them from causing any more damage.
Opossums are omnivores, meaning they consume both animal and plant matter. Some of these foods include grasses, leaves, grains, fruit and seeds, bulbs, carrion, snails, slugs, worms, insects, rats, mice, snakes, amphibians, eggs, and fish. Many of these foods are most commonly found in brushy or forested areas. If your home backs up to woods it is more likely that you will spot a opossum. There is also a higher chance that a opossum may seek shelter in your home. If you find a opossum in your home call Guardian Wildlife Services! We will remove the animal and close up any entryways from which they could return.