- Posted by Lance
- On March 5, 2015
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When it comes to animal cleanup, removal, and/or exclusion, it is essential to have background information and facts on wildlife in your area. North Carolina has over 27 state parks and four national forests, and with these landmarks, comes a variety of wildlife spread out statewide. The Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill) is large in size and stature, and has an array of wildlife inhabiting the area. This region of the Piedmont is home to several types of bat, bird, snake, insect, and rodent species; so keep this in mind the next time you encounter an unfamiliar animal in your home or yard.
One of the leading wildlife nuisances in the Triangle area is the flying squirrel species. Smaller than the other North Carolina native squirrel classes, flying squirrel sounds are similar to that of a chirping bird. Rather than flying, they glide from tree to tree with the help of their thin, wing-like skin. They can easily gain access in your home through roof line openings and other small holes, and have been known to cause damage to housing wires, insulation, and vinyl. To prevent flying squirrel entries from happening in your home, you can begin by trimming tree branches near window and/or roof openings and by making sure bird feeders are not set up near your home.
Some of the most common wildlife found in the Triangle during the spring and summer seasons are bats, raccoons, opossums, birds, and snakes. Each of these species can be located near bodies of water such as lakes, creeks, and ponds. The area greenways, bike, and hiking trails also provide ideal housing for many of these animals and, occasionally, they can find their way into resident homes and gardens. People tend to leave their windows, garage doors, and foundation vents open in the warm months, inviting these creatures to inhabit attics, crawl spaces, and small storage spaces.
If you are a resident in the Triangle, it is essential for you to know your surroundings. It also is important for you to use wisdom while going in and out of your home, walking through your backyard, or hiking through a trail in the woods. Whether you see or hear a flying squirrel, bat, raccoon or opossum inside your home, attic or crawl space, remember to be cautious and contact Critter Control of the Triangle for assistance in handling your nuisance wildlife in the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill areas. Call us at (919) 382-0651 today!