Brown Long-eared Bat, Common Long-eared Bat (plecotus Auritus).

End-of-Season Bat Prevention Tips

Bats give birth in late spring and early summer. Their pups need a safe place to live when they’re young and not yet able to fly. Mothers often seek shelter inside attics because they are warm and safe places. Bats can leave behind waste and can carry rabies, which is why homeowners who discover bats…

How Groundhogs Can Destroy Your Yard

How to Safely Get Rid of Groundhogs

Groundhogs, or woodchucks, often cause a nuisance for Connecticut homeowners. They eat vegetables in gardens and dig tunnels and holes that can make a mess of a yard and create a safety hazard.  Groundhogs give birth between late winter and early summer, and they hibernate during the winter. The best time to remove woodchucks from…

New Spotted Skunk Species

New Spotted Skunk Species

Researchers have discovered that there are more species of North American spotted skunks than previously thought. That finding can help scientists better understand skunks and may have an impact on conservation efforts. What Scientists Learned about Spotted Skunks Researchers analyzed DNA from more than 200 skunk specimens. Since it’s hard to catch and study wild…

BATS

Are Bats Still Around in the Winter?

During the winter, bats hibernate. While they’re hibernating, bats need to stay warm and safe, so they seek out sheltered locations that are relatively warm and free of predators. Attics and garages are ideal locations.  When Do Bats Hibernate? Bats hibernate from October through spring, but that doesn’t mean that they’re in their inactive torpor…