Ever have a skunk spray under your home? Or wake up to find bats in your attic have flown into the bedroom? Wildlife and people are intimately linked in a constant give and take. Sometimes these animals find their way into our homes and create all kinds of conflict while just trying to carve out a niche for themselves. On the Maine Wildlife Management Podcast we're discussing nuisance wildlife removal and home damage repair solutions that are practical for you whether a DIY or hiring a Wildlife Control Company. We'll also be looking at the complex interactions that are always present between the wants, needs, and values of people, habitats, and wildlife. Join our conversations as we offer interviews, conversations, and practical advice for navigating living with wildlife from right here in our home state of Maine and beyond.
MWM Podcast Episode 015 DIY Advice for Trapping Flying Squirrels
In this episode of the Maine Wildlife Management podcast we're discoing DIY advice for trapping flying squirrels. While one of the best ways for handling flying squirrels is to seal up the entire home and instilling one way doors, that isn't always practical or cost-effective. For those times when trapping and removal is the only practical option, we're here to give you some advice and resources to get the job done yourself and manage flying squirrels in the home.
MWM Podcast 014 Why Relocating in the Winter isn't Always A Good Idea
Why Relocating in the Winter isn't Always A Good Idea. Relocating, removal, one way doors, lethal and live trapping are all tools that the professional wildlife control agent uses to help resolve wildlife conflicts with people. However, things aren't as easy as just setting trap and walking away. Especially if you care about the animals and the long term health of the home.
MWM Podcast Episode 013 Fall is Mouse Time, Trapping Time
The weather is starting to drop off pretty hard lately. Our phones have been ringing with flying squirrels and mice moving into homes.
We always recommend a full home exclusion in almost all cases. Some scenarios just trapping and keeping the mice under control is the best management option. In this episode we talk a little bit about where mice are coming in, some control measures, and some things to consider when going around your home looking for mouse entry points.
MWM Podcast 012 Common Mouse Entry Points Along the Foundation
There are a number of common failure points along the foundation of your home. Mice and rats will exploit these gaps and holes all the time and get inside. Some folks will go their whole lives and never even be aware that these gaps and areas exist. In this episode of the Maine Wildlife Management Podcast we break down and discuss the common failure points along your homes foundation and some tips and ways to seal them up tight.
MWM Podcast 011: Relocation, Translocation, and Catching Unexpected Animals
This topic stemmed from a recent overload of folks calling in with problems with animals they caught that they did not intend to. Typically someone will set a trap for a mouse/rat/squirrel and winds up with a large species like raccoon/skunk/groundhog. A little advance planning is always a good idea when setting traps for animals. Especially if you don't have a plan for what to do when you catch a larger animal.
MWM Episode 010 Human Behavior Ramblings in Wildlife Management
Wildlife management is really people management. However control of wildlife and habitat manipulation often are first in our thought patterns.
In this episode, we aren't arguing for one side or another, but merely opening up the discussion and presenting some ideas. Let us know if we should draw things out and narrow down the focus to present ideas of human/wildlife interactions in a better light.
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