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Water noise and Beavers

Behavior of a beaver dam building is usually triggered by the sound of rapidly moving water. When installing a metal culvert with corrugated design creates an attraction for beavers because of the water noise of the corrugated design. If all possible use smooth culvert pipes or concrete end box so it will reduce or eliminated the water flow noise. Throughout the stream try to install culvert level, not pitched downstream, to decrease rapid water flow. The idea is you want the stream to drain not flow, out the downstream end.

August 25, 2015

Garage Doors!
Many times we get calls something is in my garage or in my house. It is very common in the summer time to leave a crack in the garage door about 3-5 inches to allow the heat to escape. It doesn’t always explain why the animal got into that area but it does leave a high probability. Usually during the day time it doesn’t present a problem it’s when we forget to close the garage at night is when wildlife are on the move. The most common animal in the house is a bat, which typically fly’s in through door, garage, or an open window. Tip of the month

September 29, 2015

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Bats in Your House!
Bats can affect your business or residence and are most noticeable during the summer months. Little Brown bats, which are most common in Kansas typically live in dryer climates, like an attic of behind a shutter. Bats are protected species from June 1 through July 31 because they only have 1-2 offspring per year. Once August 1st rolls around it’s bat removal season. Bats can be very dangerous and can carry rabies if bitten, please, go to the hospital as soon as possible. If you have pets this is a good reason to keep them up to date with their rabies shots. If bats are observed during the winter months or look to have a white fungus over their face please call a wildlife technician as soon as possible. Before springs rolls around it’s a good idea to look around your house for any openings near or around the soffit, this is the most common place of entry.