Some of the common wild animals that infect homes are raccoon's, bats and skunks. It is very important to quickly tackle these wildlife and animals as these and numerous nuisance wildlife, can easily transmit rabies, which is deadly if not well treated. Statistics shows that over 40,000 people in the U.S are exposed in one way or another to rabies carrying animals and should be given treatments to prevent it.
Of the 980 species of bats found all over the world, 40 are found in the U.S. The three most common species which are structural pests are the large brown bat, the little brown bat and the Mexican free-tailed bat.
For ages, bats have been perceived in association with evil and witchcraft, which exists till date, causing fear and panic in many.
This squirrel actually bears a name quite different from its characteristics. The flying squirrel actually glide instead of fly. They spread out the legs, expanding the folded skin between the front and back legs, producing a parachute like shape, which enable then glide from a branch to another on a tree.
These are also referred to as woodchuck or whistle pig. The groundhog is a part of the squirrel family. They don’t run fast, but when they sense danger, they scurry to a safe place. Dogs, hawks, foxes, coyotes, bobcats and humans are common predators of groundhogs. Many groundhogs are killed yearly by vehicles.
February 2 is a day set for celebration of Groundhogs in the U.S. This is done in respect to the ability of a groundhog to get out from its hibernation and predict weather. If it notices it shadows and retreats to its shelter, that signifies winter for more six weeks. But if the groundhog doesn’t see its shadow, it signifies spring is just around
In North America Opossums are the only marsupial found. They are found in various parts of the U.S except in rocky areas, western plains and few parts of the northern U.S. They are usually active at night and they live alone.
These are stocky, burrowing rodents. Prairie dogs live in a habitat known as towns. They named “little dogs” by French explorers, because they often make a barking sound. Today the northern America has about 2 million acres of land space of prairie dog colonies, which are occupied by five different species. The most popular of these is black-tailed prairie dog, which was named with its black-tipped tail.
Raccoons are found practically everywhere in the U.S, but commonly found in the wooded eastern parts of the country than the arid western plains. They are hardly seen during the day, as they are night loving animals.
These animals derived their name from their habit of dwelling only in areas where trees are found. Three species stand out among tree squirrels. They include, grey squirrels, fox squirrels and pine squirrels.
Voles are also known as field mice or meadow mice. Voles are small eyed rodents with ears that are not too visible. They have dense under fur covered with thicker, longer guard hairs. In the U.S there are about 23 species of voles. These species include prairie vole, woodland vole, long tailed vole, California vole and Oregon.