Wild city ducks offer a wonderful birdwatching opportunity and can be very exciting to see. However, some urban ducks are not native domestic breeds and may threaten native duck species. In addition, waterfowl accumulation in public green spaces can lead to reduced use of public spaces, aggressive ducks, shoreline erosion, and water quality concerns due to defecation runoff. If you have problems with annoying wild ducks, you have several options. Wild animals can bring a sense of wonder and thrill into our lives. But sometimes, when they become a little too “close and personal,” they can become a nuisance. Several species of squirrels are found throughout Wisconsin. Gray squirrels and foxes are commonly seen in deciduous forests. Squirrels are usually found in pine forests. Flying squirrels are a protected nocturnal species and rarely seen.
While squirrels can be fun to watch and enjoy, they can also be a nuisance, destroying gardens and lawns, and entering buildings to eat stored seeds or gnaw cables. There are a variety of strategies that can be used to treat annoying squirrels. There are many Wisconsin pest control companies, but most of them deal with insect problems and have little experience treating wildlife. Our specially trained technicians have the specific knowledge and equipment required for wildlife management in Wisconsin. We are not extermination companies, we are professional wildlife trappers in Wisconsin. We are human and do a comprehensive job – from repairing damage to animals to disposing of biological waste. Our WI animal control experts can handle many wildlife-related issues. Examples include the control and elimination of Wisconsin bats. It takes an experienced professional to safely and legally remove a bat colony.
The same goes for the control of birds, such as pigeons. We know all types of snakes in Wisconsin and can safely eliminate them. We most often deal with animals in the house, such as rats or mice in the attic or raccoons in the fireplace. Select your region on the map above and find a professional in your hometown. Wisconsin Customer Email: Hi, my name is Julee and I live in Milwaukee WI. I have a big bat problem. Our house has overlapping wooden planks on the side and bats have crawled into our walls there and nested there. They tear off the insulation and scrape the walls day and night. I heard that I could just cover the whole side of the house with a net, and when they come out at night to feed, they fly into the net and fall, then crawl. Then, not being able to go back. It`s true? If you have any information about this technique, could you share your thoughts with me? How far away should the net be, or can I just place it against the house? We love bats because they eat all our mosquitoes, but we`d rather they didn`t damage our home. Thank you very much!! I said, “The net only needs a few feet long, and yes, you can put it against the house.
BUT DON`T DO IT UNTIL AT LEAST AUGUST 15, OTHERWISE YOU`LL HAVE A BIG PROBLEM. In summer, there are certainly small bats unable to fly in the house. You have to wait until the end of August, when they will be able to fly, before trying to make a ban. Skunks are ideal for controlling pests and are an important part of our ecosystem. However, many people are wary of skunks because of their ability to spray a harmful scent. Skunks usually show several warning signs before spraying, and being calm and calm around them will help reduce spraying because they don`t feel threatened. Skunks also dig holes in gardens and lawns in search of larvae, worms and other prey. There are a variety of ways to control annoying skunks. The opossum is the only marsupial in Wisconsin. Opossums are the removal of nature`s garbage, eating fallen fruits before they rot, as well as crickets, insects, mice and other domestic pests. Opossums do not dig yards, but eat from your garden, compost or garbage and can attack a chicken coop if they have the chance. Opossums are relatively slow animals and rarely attack unless cornered.
There are many ways to deter annoying opossums. Cranes are a conservation success story, with a thriving population despite significantly reduced populations in the 1800s. As the crane population increases, so does the likelihood of conflict with humans. Sandhill cranes can cause damage by attacking reflective surfaces such as windows and feeding on gardens and agricultural crops. There are a variety of techniques for managing pesky Canada cranes. Additional Resources:Squirrel Harassment Fact Sheet [PDF]Flying Squirrel Frequently Asked Questions [PDF] Beavers adapt their habitat to their needs. This often includes the construction of dams and lodges for protection, protection and access to water. Beaver dams offer many positive environmental benefits, but can also cause damage by removing trees and other vegetation, flooding land, farmland and roads. There are a variety of strategies that can be used to deal with pesky beavers.
White-tailed deer is an iconic species in Wisconsin for hunting and wildlife viewing. More and more deer are living in urban areas as people expand into rural areas and deer populations increase. While deer can provide fun opportunities for wildlife viewing, high numbers of deer in local areas can lead to human-deer conflict. Deer can destroy gardens, decorative landscaping and fields. High numbers of deer can lead to conflicts with pets and an increase in collisions between deer and vehicles. Deer management at the local level can help resolve some of these conflicts. Additional resources:Coyote Harassment Fact Sheet [PDF]Coyote Hof Check [PDF]Coyote hazing techniques [MNR exit]Urban Coyote Research Project [MNR exit] The muskrat is a semi-aquatic rodent often observed in ponds or along streams and rivers. Sometimes confused with beavers, they are much smaller with silky brown fur and a narrow, scaly tail. They offer excellent ecological benefits by eating cattails and other wetland vegetation that can clog waterways if they are abundant.
However, muskrats also burrow into stream banks, ditches and coasts, eating vegetation in yards and gardens. There are a variety of strategies that can be used to combat annoying muskrats. If you`re not able to resolve your own harassment issues, check out the Wisconsin Trapper Association`s Reference List for Pest Wildlife Removal [exit DNR] Additional Resources:Bat Harassment [PDF]Bats in Wisconsin Some wild animals can even damage our property: chew or peck at the woodwork of our homes, Nibbling on our garden products, destroying our agricultural crops, digging up our flower bulbs or returning from our garbage cans and garden barbecues. Many wildlife species that thrive in urban and suburban areas are an important part of urban ecosystems, but can become a nuisance in close proximity to humans. Wisconsin Wildlife News Clip: Wisconsin included in 2020 Save-a-Coon recommendation Last year, the Milwaukee Wildlife Agency estimated that Wisconsin had up to 1.5 million rats and long-tailed mice that went into the fall animal catch. Pest control companies fatally captured 463,935 rodents or reptiles, about 53,000 fewer than in 2004, Trappin said. The animal and rodent professional said estimates of the amounts for this drop are not yet complete, but the number will be higher. “We didn`t have the animal group control force we thought we needed last year, and this winter in the north has been relatively mild,” The Critter and Rodent Professional said. Over the past 10 years, pest control companies have killed an average of 462,000 raccoons and opossums each year, including a record 615,293 in 2000, the Madison agency said.
The growing number of squirrels and skunks at Manitowoc necessitates an aggressive program to kill the estimated 700 group of animals. But conservation authorities` plan to conduct limited trapping of animals is raising problems in a highly developed community. Wild rodents or reptiles have adapted so well to suburban life that they are difficult to isolate from the human community. But their survival has been devastating for the people among whom they live. Not only do raccoons and opossums pose a traffic hazard to motorists passing through certain areas of Appleton, but they also regularly consume newly planted plants in Madison, Wisconsin`s habitat and in pleasant, unprotected urban gardens. Rat & mouse can also bring rabies-carrying ticks into the backyards of nature reserves. There is no doubt that the crowds of squirrels and skunks in Green Bay, WI are dangerous. And even if some environmentalists prefer that people move to make room for rodents or reptiles, that won`t happen. The local Green Bay SPCA could not be reached for comment.