“How To Get Rid of…”  Wildlife FAQ

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How long do squirrels live?
10-12 years. [Learn more about nuisance squirrels]

How far can skunks spray?
15 feet accurately. [Learn more about nuisance skunks]

How many litters do skunks have a in a year?
They just have one litter per year.

When are skunks most active?
Just like raccoons they are nocturnal, which means they are most active at night

What if there are baby skunks in the attic?
As long as they are accessible we will physically remove them.

How many times do squirrels give birth in a year?
Twice a year. Once in the spring and again in August.

Why do squirrels constantly chew?
They chew to wear down their front teeth, which never stop growing.

How big do raccoons get?
The average male raccoon weighs 10-30 pounds. The average female weighs 10 to 20 pounds. [Learn more about nuisance raccoons]

How many times a year do raccoons give birth?
Just once in the spring.

When are raccoons most active?
They are nocturnal, which means they will be most active at night.

Is it against the law to keep baby raccoons as pets?
Yes it is

How many babies does a litter of raccoons contain?
They can have anywhere from 4-6 in the spring.

Is raccoon feces harmful to humans?
Yes, it carries round worm.

Do bats intentionally go for your hair?
No they are swooping for insects. [Learn more about nuisance bats]

Are bats blind?
No, they can actually see quite well. They use sonar called ‘echolocation” to navigate in the dark.

How many bats live in a colony?
Ranges from 1-1,000.

When do bats mate?
They mate in fall and give birth in spring.

Do big brown bats migrate?
No they hibernate. Some small brown bats migrate from winter frost to residential areas.

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