Birds

There are three different types of birds that are commonly found in nesting in people’s homes and they are sparrows, starlings, and pigeons. Sparrows are part of the finch family. Sparrows can be useful to farmers because they help get rid of weed seed. Sparrows are relatively small birds. Starlings will eat insects, but are more of a nuisance than anything else. Even though starlings can be annoying it is still important to avoid killing them and find a humane way of moving them along to somewhere else.

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Pigeons are typically in very large groups and can appear in swarms. Once these birds make up their minds that they are going to stay somewhere, it is hard to find a way to get them to leave. Pigeons have become so socialized that groups of them will hang out in a parking lot and not move when cars are coming at them. They have zero fear and are difficult to get to leave.

Squirrels

There are more than 200 different species of squirrels, but they can be categorized into three larger groups: tree squirrels, ground squirrels, and flying squirrels. There is a wide range of different sizes of squirrels ranging from 2.8 inches to 36 inches. The ones commonly found in North America are grey squirrels. These squirrels are medium-sized and a group of them is referred to as a scurry or dray. “They are very territorial and will fight to the death to defend their area” and “mother squirrels are the most vicious when defending their babies” (Bradford, 2014).

Females gestational periods last between 33 to 46 weeks, and then the babies or “kits” are born. They are always born blind. Kits are fully dependent on their mothers for two to three months and then they are weaned and leave home. They do not travel farther than 2 miles from home.

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Feral and wild cats

True wild or feral cats will never be adoptable. They can never be socialized with humans, and therefore, their best bet is to be trapped, fixed and released. That is going to be their only shot at maintaining survival. If a cat shows any signs of being able to be socialized with humans if given the opportunity then this should happen as quickly as possible. How long it takes for a cat to come around to humans again will most likely heavily depend on how long the cat lived outdoors. It is important to take different factors into consideration when considering how adoptable a cat or kitten will be such as age, temperament, and adaptability to change. If you or someone you know is experiencing issues with wildlife invasion, check out http://www.wildlifeandpest.com/locations/atlanta-wildlife-removal