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Reproduction Season Has Begun For Wildlife Pests

The days are starting to get warmer. Trees and shrubs are starting to turn green with new growth. Soon, flowers will be breaking soil; therefore, will start to bud. Birds will be chirping and wildlife animals will be venturing away from their winter beds more. This is the time of season where many wildlife animals will start to produce young.


Many birds lay eggs in the spring; however, depending on the type of bird, some can begin as early as winter, some late summer and others year round. There are many factors that can affect birds laying such as day length, temperature, or food source. These factors can change the time frame of egg laying as well.

Birds will locate an area to build their nest before they lay eggs. These locations can be in a tree, bush, building rafter, or even vents around your home just to name a few. Homeowners need to ensure none of the vents of their home has been overtaken by birds. If so, depending on where the nest is built can cause damage to the home.


Late winter is when breeding typically occurs and the babies will be born in the spring time. However, if the female didn't bred at that time then it will bred four months afterward and the babies will be born in the summer. Females can birth as many as six cubs per reproduction.

Raccoons are nocturnal in which they are mostly active during nighttime. Home attics are an example of a location where the female will nest her cubs. The pest will build that nest with materials found within the attic such as the duct, insulation or personal property stored. Raccoons can cause a significant amount of damage for the homeowner to clean up.


Grey squirrels is the typical species seen within our area of D.C, Maryland, and Virginia. They bred twice a year, March-April and July-August. The female can birth up to nine babies at a time.

Squirrels like to nest their babies in areas that they will be left alone. An example would be high in a tree or even the attic of a home. Just like raccoons, squirrels will use material within the attic to build the nest. Plus, like raccoons, they can cause much damage as well.


Bats breed during a time called hibernacula, when bats migrate from their summer to winter habitat. These pests mate twice a year, in late summer and early autumn. After reproduction, the female stores the males' sperm until the following spring. Females birth in June and can only have one pup per season.

Bats like to live in colonies with a minimum of 40 female bats. Female bats also like to birth in secluded areas such as caves, attics, or dark places. Bats are known for the feces called guano which can be toxic to humans.


Groundhogs bred after they come out of hibernation in mid-February and the

young birthed in mid-March early April. Females can birth up to nine pups per litter once a year.

Also called Whistlepigs, these pests can tunnel down five feet underground and build up to nine different tunnels. One of the tunnels made is the birthing tunnel where the female will give birth to her pup. Groundhog's tunnels can be underneath any structure such as a fence, shed or even a home.


These animals bred in January, just once a year. The female will give birth to her cubs in the den she made. Cubs are birthed in late March or early April in which she can produce up to five cubs. A person will find the baby cubs with the mother fox until fall.

A fox den can be deep in the woods are on a lot with a home. These animals can carry the rabies virus which can be transferred to a human or domestic pet if bitten.


These smelly pests are in reproduction between March and April. The female will give birth up to six kits. A skunk's reproduction is only lasts for a short time. There are times when the male courts the female when they are not ready to mate. The female skunk will repel the rejected male by generating an aroma.

Skunks will find shelter to ensure that their kits will be safe. Those places can be under the porch or deck of a home. Unfortunately, the smell will give it away. These are just a few wildlife animals listed which includes their reproduction cycle. Elite Wildlife Removal is licensed and professionally able to control and remove unwanted pests in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Give us a call at 804-867-7184. We will be more than happy to work with you regarding your wildlife needs.

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