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Spring is here, the weather is warming, and wildlife is on the move. In preparation for the new season, learn what spring means for nuisance wildlife and how you can prepare for wildlife on the move, and we don’t mean wildlife moving into your home.

Spring Has Sprung Early

Every year, people look to the infamous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil to determine how long winter will last. This year, Phil saw his shadow and predicted an early spring and from what we have seen so far, he appears to be accurate. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, also known as NOAA, February was proven to be the third-warmest February on record, confirming warmer weather is here and it is time to prepare.

Phil might be one of the only groundhogs that receives applause when sighted. Groundhogs typically spend most of their life underground, building burrows and tunnels to hide from predators. These tunnels are typically between 15 to 25 feet long and can cause serious structural damage. If you locate a tunnel around your property, it’s important to act quickly as groundhogs can cause serious structural damage. If you are looking for more information about the behavior of groundhogs during spring, check out our groundhog blog.

Common Springtime Nuisance Animals

As we look forward to warmer temperatures, flowers blooming and birds chirping, it is important to remember that animals are also ready to embrace the new season. As these animals come out of hibernation, they are ready to begin their search for food and a place to raise their young. Be on the lookout for the following animals this spring.

  • Squirrels
  • Groundhogs
  • Bats
  • Snakes
  • Raccoons

What to Do When You Encounter Wildlife

There are steps you can take to prepare for the warmer weather to ensure that your home or business is both protected and wildlife-free.

  1. Contact Go Pro Wildlife Removal to schedule an inspection of your home or commercial space. We are here to provide our expertise and help you identify potential areas where wildlife can enter your home or business.
  2. Make sure all trash cans have lids that securely close. Typically, wildlife is searching for food or shelter. Deter them by ensuring discarded food is properly disposed of and out of both sight and smell.
  3. Clean up thoroughly after hosting something outdoors. In their search for food, do not make it easier for them by leaving remnants of your event that will entice wildlife to your space.
  4. Avoid feeding your pets outdoors. If you choose to feed your pets outdoors, make sure to bring any leftover food inside to avoid attracting nuisance wildlife.

Here are a few signs to look for if you believe you have a nuisance animal problem:

  • Animal droppings
  • Foul odors
  • Disturbing noises in your walls and attic

You can read more about ways to protect your space as well as things to look for here. Don’t deal with spring wildlife on your own. Call the pros for all removal, exclusion and remediation needs!

Myth: Wildlife Removal and Pest Control Are the Same

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Technologies to Enhance Wildlife Monitoring and Removal

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Don’t Let Squirrels Get Comfortable in Your Home for the Holidays

December 14th, 2023|Comments Off on Don’t Let Squirrels Get Comfortable in Your Home for the Holidays

Although you may think they hibernate during the winter, squirrels are active looking for a warm place to nest and seek shelter from predators. Go Pro Wildlife Removal can identify and repair squirrel damage while eliminating the chance of re-entry.

Contact Info

Service Areas: Contact Go Pro today! We offer wildlife removal solutions in Auburn, Opelika, Lake Martin, Valley, Montgomery, AL and Columbus, GA areas.

Phone: (334) 744-0391

Hours: Open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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