Wildlife Species In Humboldt County

Species Of Wildlife

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Bats, raccoons, and skunks are some of the most common wild animals that invade homes. Proactive wildlife and animal control is necessary, as these and many other types of nuisance wildlife can be frequent carriers of rabies, a disease that is potentially fatal if left untreated. In fact, as many as 40,000 people each year in the United States are exposed to animals that might have rabies, and must receive preventive treatments.

Bats

Species Of Wildlife In Humboldt County

Bats can range from 2 1/4 to 7 1/2 inches long with a wingspread of 6 to 15 inches. They vary from tan to black in color, have hairy bodies, and large ears.

There are over a thousand species of bats around the world. They are frequently found in attics where they will roost during the day. Bats leave their roost at dusk to feed on bugs at night.

Bats are known to carry diseases. Their dropping can also spread diseases. Bats can be beneficial on the outside of home, however, keeping the mosquito population down. Bats on the inside of a structure are a different story, and can cause serious damage.   

Squirrels

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Tree squirrels are commonly seen in the woods but can also invade homes nearby. They feed on nuts, berries, flowers, bark, eggs, and even baby birds.

The teeth of a squirrel never stop growing, so as a result, they are constantly gnawing to keep them worn down. Squirrels can damage wiring, plumbing, and ducting in homes with their constant chewing. 

Raccoons

Racoons

Raccoons will eat just about anything, which can make them a nuisance around homes. When they raid garbage cans, they tend to leave a mess behind. They live in holes, trees, fallen logs, attics, and crawlspaces of homes.

Female raccoons can have 1 to 7 babies each year, usually in the early summer. Raccoons can damage the insulation of a home by nesting and contaminating it with feces.

Skunks

Skunks

Skunks spray an oily liquid that is projected from glands under its tail. The spray can shoot up to 10 feet. This is a very affective defense technique, however, when used under homes the bad smell can last for quite some time.

Skunks eat a wide variety of food from insects, reptiles, rodents, plants, and fish.

Birds

Birds

Pigeons (rock dove) are approximately 13 inches long and vary in color from white to almost black. They can live from 4 to 12 years.

Pigeons are the most serious pest bird that invade buildings. They are very resourceful in urban areas by feeding on garbage, vegetable matter, spillage, insects, and handouts from humans. Their acidic dropping can cause damage to the paint of buildings, vehicles, and equipment. Pigeon droppings spread numerous diseases and may host parasitic mites that can bite humans.