It’s that time of year when many of us are coming out of our homes to feel the warm sun on our faces and smell the fresh spring air. And while the good news is that winter is mostly behind us, the bad news is that this is the time of year when lots of animals emerge from their hibernation and are looking to have lots of babies.
As you get out and around your property after the winter, keep an eye out for these four most likely spots that you’ll find wildlife have built nests, dens or other types of homes.
It’s quite simple what animals are looking for when they build their homes: protection and a nearby food source.
In the wild, animals build their homes in hallowed out trees, in holes in the ground, under rocks, and under fallen logs. They also build close to water sources like rivers, ponds, brooks and ravines, and near berry bushes, nut trees and other sources of food.
So even though the GTA is largely urbanized, the needs of raccoons, skunks, squirrels, opossums and other animals haven’t changed: they still need a safe place to live with a nearby food supply.
Fortunately for them, the homes that we build offer easy access to both. Here are four common places where animals will set up their homes in and around your home:
If nothing else, animals are very adaptable, so it’s no surprise that as humans have developed so much of their natural habitat, animals have found plenty of places to set up their own homes.
As winter leaves us and spring comes and as you get outside and around your property again, keep an eye out for these and other spots where animals like to build their homes.
And if you do find that an animal has taken up residence in your home and you are looking for pest control or wildlife removal, always remember …