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Information About Common Pest Wildlife Species

RACCOON: The most common problems caused by raccoons are - ripping open roof or soffit to break into attic - destroying insulation, ducts, wood, and wires in attics - tipping over garbage cans - killing decorative fish in ponds, killing chickens, other pets - stealing pet food - pooping in swimming pools - rolling up sod for earthworms - eating crops like corn - entering pet doors and going inside homes - living under sheds or houses - basically, almost anything.
EASTERN GRAY SQUIRREL: The most common problems caused by squirrels are - chewing into fascia, roof, or soffit and living in the attic - destroying wood, ducts, piping, and electrical wires in attics - fire hazard due to chewing on electrical wires in attic or walls - nesting and scratching in walls - bringing nest debris into attics - chewing on wood trim around home - digging up yard - digging up garden
OPOSSUM: The most common problems caused by possums are - living in human structures, under decks, porches, sheds - climbing into and living in attics - spreading lots of droppings and fleas in attic or wherever they live - stealing pet food - spreading fleas to pets - living under a house - dying under a house, and causing odor problems - opossums getting stuck in various places, like garage, garbage cans, etc.
SKUNK: The most common problems caused by skunks are - odor problems on property - spraying dog or other pet - living in human structures, under decks, porches, sheds - falling into basement window wells - living in basement - stealing pet food - spreading fleas to pets - living under a house - dying under a house, and causing odor problems - getting stuck in various places, like garage, garbage cans, etc.
GROUNDHOG (WOODCHUCK): The most common problems caused by groundhogs are - eating crops or causing garden damage - causing landscaping damage - digging large burrows next to house or under shed, porch, etc. - digging large burrows next to house - land erosion in undesirable areas - threat to horses or cattle with burrow holes
RATS / MICE: The most common problems caused by rats and mice are - living in house and scampering in ceiling or walls - spreading disease to humans or pets - eating and contaminating human foodstuffs - chewing on pipes or electrical wires in attic - fire hazard from chewing electrical wires - bringing nesting material into attic or walls - odor problems from thousands of droppings and urine stains
MOLES: The most common problems caused by moles are yard or lawn damage related - clumps of dirt known as molehills in yard - surface tunnels throughout yard - some light flowerbed or landscaping damage
PIGEON: The most common problems caused by pigeons are - leaving unsanitary, unsightly, and corrosive droppings in urban areas - damage to paint on cars from droppings and urine - spread of disease - roosting on building ledges, beams, commercial signage, etc. - living in attics - bringing nesting material, parasites, feathers, into attics
BATS: The most common problems caused by bats are - large colonies of bats living in buildings - leaving tens of thousands of droppings in attics or other parts of buildings - odor problems - noise problems - corrosion problems from droppings and urine in attics - threat of rabies transmission to humans - threat of lung disease from mold that grows on droppings
SNAKES: The most common problems caused by snakes are - just plain fear of snakes - snakes living under shed, porch, or house - the very small chance of venomous snake bite to human or pet - snake stuck inside house - snake in attic - snake stuck in swimming pool

NINE BANDED ARMADILLO: The most common problems caused by armadillos are - damage to lawn or landscaping from many food search holes - large burrow on property or next to house - land erosion in undesirable areas such as under concrete foundations or walkways
DEAD ANIMALS: The most common problems caused by dead animals are - horrible odor in house from dead carcass in attic, walls, under house, etc, which can last for more than a month - maggots and fly hatch in house 21 days after animal dies - fleas, sanitation or health risk problems

I mostly just wrote about the problems these common conflict wildlife species cause. Click on any animal on the left to learn a lot more about each critter, including biology, and strategies to solve problems with these wild animals. Read more about types of Problems Caused By Nuisance Wildlife.

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