Wildlife such as bats, birds, squirrels, and raccoons often wander in urban and suburban areas to find food and shelter and to escape from predators. You may not want to harm these animals but leaving them unattended in your property can cause several problems. Moreover, dealing with the problem on your own can possibly lead to a bigger problem when you get bitten or injured.
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Bats are the only mammals that can truly fly. They are nocturnal animals of more than 1,000 species. Bats come in different sizes depending on the species. The largest bats, flying foxes, have a wingspan of about five to six feet while the smallest bats, long-tongue fruit bats, have a wingspan of about ten inches.
Bats thrive anywhere in the world except in places with extremely cold temperatures. They either live with their colony or alone. They can be found living in trees, caves, and mines. Contrary to what many people believe, bats are not blind. They also have that special ability to hunt and move in darkness called echolocation.
About 70 percent of bats eat insects. A single bat can eat up to 1,200 mosquitoes or tiny bugs in just an hour which makes them beneficial for wildlife control.
Raccoons are found almost everywhere even in urban areas. These animals are highly adaptive and can eat almost everything. They normally live in forests, grasslands and in places near lakes and streams where they can easily find food, such as fruits, herbaceous plants, eggs, tiny insects, frogs, mice, and crayfish.
Raccoons can easily adapt in cities. These clever and cunning animals will search food in garbage cans, gardens, and inside homes. They can build their dens in attics or sheds.
Raccoons can be destructive and a threat to safety. Removing them from your property can be difficult since they can become aggressive especially when protecting their young. You have to be extra careful because raccoons can carry rabies.
Squirrels are rodents that can be found everywhere except for Australia. They usually live in places surrounded by trees and plants where they can easily search for food and shelter.
They come in 200 different species which are categorized into three: ground, tree, and flying squirrels. Their size, color, and habits may vary according to their species. Ground squirrels dig burrows to stash food and build shelter. Tree squirrels are great climbers and can easily travel from tree to tree through branches. Flying squirrels do not actually fly but can glide long distances with their webbed limbs.
Squirrels can be destructive and a threat to safety. They can destroy garden plants, landscaped yards, and structures with their burrowing and gnawing habits.
Illiana Wildlife Services
If you have bats, raccoons, and squirrels in your property that needs to be removed, contact Illiana Wildlife Services. We have certified experts who can safely remove these wild animals through effective methods and non-lethal trapping and deterring devices.