Oklahoma is a state known for its diverse wildlife, ranging from majestic bald eagles and white-tailed deer to pesky raccoons and skunks. While many of these animals are appreciated and enjoyed by residents and visitors alike, some can become a nuisance when they invade human habitats or cause damage to property. Nuisance wildlife in Oklahoma can include animals such as raccoons, squirrels, skunks, and opossums, among others. These animals can pose a threat to human health and safety, as well as cause property damage and economic losses. Managing nuisance wildlife in Oklahoma requires a delicate balance between conservation efforts and protecting human interests. Please read below on how Pest Medic Pest Control works to remove nuisance wildlife in your area.
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Biology: Skunks are nocturnal animals that can cause damage to property, such as digging up gardens and lawns, and can spray a pungent odor when threatened.
Control Measures: Skunk control measures include exclusion techniques such as sealing off entry points to dens, crawl spaces, decks, and other potential nesting areas, and using humane trapping methods to remove skunks from properties
Armadillos are small, armored mammals that are commonly found in Eastern Oklahoma. The y are known for their unique appearance, which includes a hard, bony shell that covers their back and head. Armadillos are especially annoying in Eastern Oklahoma due to their feeding habits. They dig and disrupt turfgrass as they forage for soil insects and worms.
Biology: Armadillos are primarily nocturnal and are most active during the early morning and late evening. They are omnivores and eat a variety of insects, grubs, worms, and small vertebrates. They prefer to live in warm, moist environments, such as burrows and hollowed-out logs. Armadillos have a relatively low body temperature and can carry diseases such as leprosy and salmonella.
Control Measures: The best way to prevent armadillos from entering your property is to install a physical barrier, such as a fence or netting. You can also make your property less attractive to armadillos by removing any sources of food such as fallen fruit or birdseed, and to treat your turf annually for grubs.
Trapping is a common method of armadillo control. Pest Medic Pest Control can help with this. Once trapped, armadillos can be released in a suitable habitat away from residential areas. To prevent armadillos from re-entering your property, you should seal any entry points, such as gaps under fences or in foundation walls.
Biology: Opossums are nocturnal and omnivorous animals that can thrive in urban and suburban environments. They are known for their ability to play dead when threatened and can cause damage to property, such as tearing up gardens and lawns.
ControlMeasures: Opossum control measures include exclusion techniques such as sealing off entry points to attics and other potential nesting areas and using humane trapping methods to remove opossums from properties.
Biology: Bats are nocturnal animals that are beneficial for the environment but can cause problems when they roost in homes or other structures. They can carry diseases such as rabies and histoplasmosis.
Integrated Bat management in Eastern Oklahoma involves the use of a combination of control methods to manage bat populations while minimizing harm to the animals. Pest Medic will take the following steps regarding bat control:
Inspection: Conduct a thorough inspection of the building to identify bat entry points and potential roosting sites.
Exclusion: Seal all entry points except for the primary exit points, which should be fitted with one-way exclusion devices to allow bats to leave but not re-enter. Once it is verified that the bats have exited the building, the exit sites will be permanently sealed, excluding the bats from future infestation.
Habitat modification: Remove potential roosting sites, such as loose bark, peeling paint, and lose boards, to discourage bats from roosting in or around the building.
Cultural control: Educate occupants of the building about the importance of bats and the need for their conservation. Encourage people to report bat sightings and avoid handling bats or disturbing their roosts. Bats should never be handled without personal protective gear, and if bats have bitten anyone in a structure, seek medical attention immediately. Bats can be carriers of rabies. Note: rabies can only be spread by live bat contact and contact with their saliva. Bat droppings are a separate health hazard, but you cannot get rabies by contact with bat guano (feces) alone.
Monitoring: Monitor the building for signs of bat activity, such as droppings, urine stains, and bat sounds. This will help to determine if exclusion and habitat modification are working.
Chemical control: Insecticides should not be used to control bat populations, as this can harm the animals and is not effective. They may be used in voids and attics to treat for ectoparasites associated with bats, following bat removal form the structure. It is important to note that bats are protected by law in many states, including Oklahoma, and it is illegal to kill or harm them. Therefore, it is recommended to contact Pest Medic Pest Control when dealing with bat infestations.
Control Measures: Bat control measures include exclusion techniques such as sealing off entry points to attics and other potential nesting areas, and using humane exclusion methods to remove bats from properties. Overall, it’s important to use humane and effective control measures to manage bats in Eastern Oklahoma. Contact Pest Medic for assistance in dealing with these animals.
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