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Pest Identification: Wildlife

Squirrels

(Sciuridae)

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Deer

(Latin Name)

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Prairie Dogs

(Latin Name)

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Rabbits

(Leporidae)

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Snakes

(Squamata)

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Raccoon

(Procyon lotor)

Characteristics:

  • 2 - 3 feet long
  • Weigh 10 - 30 lbs
  • Gray and black in color
  • ringed tail and mask around the eyes

History:

  • A litter of 3 - 5 is produced each year around April and May
  • Nocturnal
  • Range of 1 - 20 miles
  • Omnivores (Feed on both nuts and animals)
  • Usually infested with fleas and ticks
  • Leading carrier of rabies in US
  • Can live in ground burrows, hollow trees, Attics, and other parts of structures
  • Use caution when around


Striped skunk

(Mephitus mephitus)

Characteristics:

  • Members of weasel family
  • 21- 29 inches long
  • Weight 2.2 - 8.0 lbs 
  • Short stubby legs, well developed claws for digging
  • Black with white stripes
  • 4 species in US: striped, spotted, hog-nosed, and hooded skunk

History:

  • Live in areas under porches, decks, underhangs, foundations and sheds
  • They have a range of 1/2 to 2 miles from their home
  • They like open areas
  • omnivorous (Eat plants & animals)
  • Very common to Carry rabies, second to that of raccoons
  • Can tear up lawns in search of grubs
  • Stomp front feet usually, growl/ hiss  when about to spray
  • They can spray 20 feet with an accuracy of 10 feet
  • They can spray several times within a short period of time
  • Can cause temporary blindness for 15 minutes if sprayed in the eyes
  • Odor is on their fur
  • Usually do not spray when in dark confined space
  • They do not hibernate but may stay in their den for a few days


Opossums (Possum)

(Didelphis virginiana)

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Moles

(Scalopus)

Characteristics:

  • 5 - 8 inches long
  • Weight is 3- 4 ounces
  • Gray to silvery gray
  • Hairless pointed snout, short tail, and small eyes and ears hidden by fur
  • Front feet are developed for digging

History:

  • Moles produce 1 litter a year with 3 - 5 young
  • Mating occurs in February and March with 6 week gestation period
  • Active during day or night, mostly during spring
  • Young will use their families burrows for 6 months before moving on to develop their territory
  • Feed on earthworms, beetles, grubs, ants, and other arthropods
  • They may eat seeds and vegetatable matter
  • They do not eat plants

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Chipmunk

(Tamias striatus or Eutamias minimas)

Characteristics


Voles

(Microtus spp.)

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Woodchucks (Groundhogs)

(Marmota monax)

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Bats

(Chiroptera)

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Shrews

(Soricidae)

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