Do NOT Use Poison

Do not ever use poison. Warning: there are some disturbing images in this post that may not be suitable for some readers. As the temperatures drop and winter gets nearer, critters make their way through holes into our homes. Please remember that they are just trying to survive and we have provided a fantastic habitat for them. … More Do NOT Use Poison

All About Bats

In the past, myth and superstition have caused humans to fear bats. However, the more we learn about bats, the more we learn to value them! Minnesota bats eat flying insects, and so offer excellent natural pest control. A single little brown bat can eat 1200 mosquitoes an hour, while big brown bats eat harmful crop pests, such … More All About Bats

Lead & Wildlife

Ammunition Lead is a potent toxin, and our lawmakers have removed it from paint, pipes, and gasoline to protect human health. Despite this, we pump many tons of lead into our environment every year in the form of lead ammunition used for deer hunting.  Eagles scavenging deer carcasses and gut piles may consume small pieces … More Lead & Wildlife

Pets & Wildlife

Wildlife/pet interactions create problems for everyone. It’s far easier to manage the movement and behavior of pets than those of wild animals. Supervising pets and not allowing them to roam freely are the most effective ways to prevent pet/wildlife conflicts. Cats We’ve enjoyed a special bond with cats since domesticating them some 4000 years ago. … More Pets & Wildlife

Feeding Wildlife

Many people enjoy feeding wildlife because it allows for close contact, or because they believe they are helping the animals survive. While seeing wild animals up close is fun, providing wild animals with a constant, human supplied food source often leads to problems for both animals and humans. There are many good reasons not to … More Feeding Wildlife

Animals in the Attic

An animal is living in my attic/garage/porch… Using lethal methods to control nuisance animals can result in orphaned babies. Live trapping and relocating of animals can cause the spread of disease, result in orphaned babies, and decrease an animal’s chance for survival. Instead, use deterrence methods. An adult animal that is effectively deterred will also move … More Animals in the Attic