Spring isn’t only a time for rain showers and windy weather. For some of the animal population, it’s also high time for breeding, leaving hibernation and even scurrying to stockpile a food supply. For this and many other reasons, we’ll be interacting a lot more with 4-legged creatures of the outdoors as the weather warms.
Two species in particular that we get increased calls about are squirrels and skunks. These little guys seem to find their way into people’s homes and invading their personal space so much so that a professional has to come in to remove and relocate them.
Here are some of the reasons skunks and squirrels are around more in the spring months and what you can do about any nuisance they create.
Skunk Activities in Spring
Almost immediately after the winter weather has passed, skunks will start breeding and getting ready for summer. As early as April and May their offspring will appear and now defensive mothers and their little ones are scurrying all about in the areas like your backyard and the roadways.
In addition to the stinky smells that enter our space, we also have to keep an eye out for skunks deciding to take up residence close to our living quarters. More and more skunks are adapting to suburban areas and starting to look for food and shelter in areas where the human and our pet population frequent.
What Squirrels Do in the Spring
Most squirrels will hibernate during the winter months so once springtime comes around, they begin their busy season. They are looking for food all day and this is their most active time. As they forage for food they’re storing it, climbing, jumping and scratching on surfaces.
Especially in the early morning or night, you’re likely to encounter them jetting across the roadway or scratching at your roof. If you feel they are becoming a nuisance or causing damage to your dwelling, it’s time to call in the professionals.
Pest Removal Services
Anderson Wildlife Control is experienced in humane animal removal. We can work to control both squirrel and skunk problems around your home as well as offer suggestions to keep them out of your dwelling in the future.