Where Do Raccoons Sleep?

Tips to Keep Raccoons Out of Your Home

Raccoons are some of the most intelligent animals in the world and can be quite crafty when it comes to getting what they want. They’re known for going through garbage cans and snacking on pet food, and they also have sneaky ways of breaking into homes—especially as we’re moving into cooler fall weather.  The raccoon…

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Raccoon Lawn Problems

Raccoons can thrive in a wide range of environments. Whether they’re in a city or in a suburban or rural area, raccoons are resourceful enough to find sources of food. If raccoons come to your yard looking for food, they’re likely to leave a path of destruction in their wake. How Raccoons Can Damage the…

The Striped Skunk (mephitis Mephitis) Near The Human Dwelling

How to Keep Skunks out of Your Yard

Skunks generally aren’t aggressive, but when they feel threatened, they release a spray with an unpleasant odor that lingers. Fortunately, there are a few simple strategies that you can use to keep skunks out of the yard at your Connecticut home. Remove Potential Food Sources One reason why skunks wander into yards is to find…

The Squirrel With Nut Sits On Tree In The Winter Or Late Autumn.

Squirrels in the Attic

Squirrels often seek warmth and shelter inside people’s houses. If you believe that you have squirrels living in the attic of your Connecticut home, you should contact a professional as soon as possible, before they cause significant damage. How Can Squirrels Get into an Attic? Squirrels find gaps and cracks that homeowners can easily overlook…

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…