Tag: Wildlife Control
Why Is Georgia Home To The Largest Mosquito Populations In The US?
While mosquito populations exist within all US states, including Alaska, everyone knows that mosquitoes are particularly abundant in the southeast US. Most Americans may feel inclined to assume that the US city with the highest mosquito population must be located within the state of Florida. While this is certainly a sensible guess, a recent study…Read More
Why Are Opossums Always Finding Their Way Into Urban Areas Of Georgia? How Far Can The Animals Travel In The State?
Opossums do not get as much love as raccoons, probably because raccoons are commonly perceived as adorable, while opossums are commonly viewed as monstrous and ugly creatures. However, this is only the common perception among people living within the United States as a whole. When focusing on the public attitudes toward opossums within the state…Read More
A Mother In Georgia Shoots A Raccoon Dead After The Animal Attacked And Repeatedly Bit Her Son At The Family’s Home
Several forms of wildlife are known for spreading rabies to humans and other animals. These animals include, raccoons, opossums and bats. Since raccoons have adapted to urban living, it is not uncommon for people to spot the animals running across roads, congregating below bridges and, of course, rustling through trash during the dark of night.…Read More
Georgia Woman’s Dogs Were Attacked By Coyotes During Their Daily Walk
Each state within the United States has laws on the books concerning the proper treatment of nuisance wildlife. But states differ in which animals are categorized as being legally “protected”. Most states strictly regulate the trapping and killing of the most common nuisance pests, such as raccoons and opossums. However, in the state of Georgia,…Read More
The Damage Wild Animals Inflict To Vehicles Can Be Hazardous, But Why Are Animal Pests Attracted To Vehicles In The First Place?
Many people have heard that rats and mice can nest within cars where they inflict damage to the engine, usually the battery and electrical wiring. However, at it happens, finding entire families of squirrels, raccoons, or opossums within your car is not uncommon. Wild animals often turn to vehicles as a form of shelter during…Read More
Those Cute Wild Bunnies and Hares Eat Meat…Even Each Other
We’ve always been told that those cute wild rabbits and hares are herbivores. I remember learning that in elementary school. Well, apparently, we were all grandly fooled by those cute critters, and they do in fact eat meat…and sometimes each other. While scientists did know that occasionally some herbivores will eat meat, a recent study…Read More
Raccoon Shenanigans Abound
Raccoons seem to be making the news quite a lot lately, with stories of these critters doing strange things and getting themselves caught up in trouble popping up all over the country. These guys must want some attention because they are certainly getting themselves into some weird shenanigans recently. Of course, while they are a…Read More
A High School Teacher Is Fired After A Student Records Him Drowning A Wild Opossum And Two Raccoons During Class
It goes without saying that many people are sensitive to the killing of animals, and this is especially true when it comes to cute animals. Although wild animals like raccoons, opossums, rats and squirrels are considered nuisance animals due to their habit of causing problems within human populated areas, most people agree that such animals…Read More
Opossums Used To Celebrate the New Year in Georgia
Everyone is familiar with the New Year’s tradition of watching the ball drop in Times Square in New York City at the stroke of midnight, after which you are supposed to kiss someone to bring in the new year. We humans have been celebrating the new year for at least 4,000 years according to historians.…Read More
Americans Were Once Encouraged To Exchange Gopher Scalps For Money In An Early Effort To Control Problematic Gopher Populations
Pocket gophers, or simply gophers, as they are usually called, are widespread pests in the United States. Gophers belong to the Geomyidae family and there exists 35 documented species in North and South America. Gophers are major pests to agricultural crops, home gardens, particular landscapes, and forest regeneration efforts. Gophers also burrow beneath homes and…Read More