Squirrels are non-aggressive however; they are capable of causing destruction. They dig up nuts and other items from the ground and they can leave huge holes in your yard. They can disrupt flowers and other vegetation and they can trample and eat out of your garden. If you have bird feeders,... more
Raccoons are nuisance animals that can become aggressive and spread disease to humans and pets. They are active year-round but can be most destructive in late winter and early spring as they seek nesting or den areas in which to birth their young.
Raccoons are stocky... more
When pigeon flocks grow too large, use these humane methods to control their numbers.
From a pigeon’s perspective, city living can’t be beat. Food and water are readily available. Predators are rare. Plus, there’s plenty of free housing. Pigeons find our window ledges, rooftops,... more
Common pigeons are native to Europe, North Africa, and western Asia. They’ve been domesticated for thousands of years, and have served as message carriers, food sources, research subjects, and pets. With such a longstanding relationship between people and pigeons, it’s unsurprising that... more
Squirrels forage for food about four to six hours a day just after dawn and before dusk, with the remainder of the day spent lounging or sleeping. Squirrels don't hibernate, but do stay in their nests during heavy bouts of winter weather. On cloudy days, or during courtship, they may spend more... more
Birds aren't the only animals calling from trees. You may have been scolded by a squirrel without even recognizing it. Chattering noises might sound like some kind of bird, and squirrels can make a screeching noise similar to a bluejay. You might hear an alarm call, raised because of the... more
It takes about 40 to 44 days for the gestation period of female squirrels with one to nine babies born into the leafy den, which is usually a hollow in a tree. At birth, squirrel babies – neonates – are born hairless and blind, and it takes them between 28 to 35 days before they open their... more
Pigeons are incredibly complex and intelligent animals. They are one of only a small number of species to pass the ‘mirror test’ – a test of self-recognition. They can also recognise each letter of the human alphabet, differentiate between photographs, and even distinguish different... more
Sorry to break the news: If you see one mouse, you almost definitely have more than one. They're looking for the same things that humans are looking for in the winter — food, water, and shelter. They've gotten so good at living with humans. When you get one, others will find their way in.... more
Rats create underground pathways or burrows from their nest to food sources and to escape predators. These burrows are often located under bushes or other types of dense vegetation. Rat burrows usually contain a main entrance and 1 or 2 exit holes away from the main entrance. Check along... more