Pest Control and Baby Animals
It is spring and that means baby animals. We receive a lot of calls each spring that deal with baby animals. Our best advice is always to leave baby animals alone as most are not abandoned.
Spring Pruning – Trimming the shrubs and trees is a good thing, though you run the risk of dislodging bird nests. It is best to prune in winter for some shrubs and trees and closer to spring before leafing occurs. Some local facilities will care for baby birds but not many.
Pest birds are something we deal with often, during the spring. Mainly roosting issues caused by pigeons.
Orphaned Baby Animals Fawns and Deer – never approach a fawn as its mother has probably just hidden it so that she can eat. A mother deer is a formidable opponent and you do not want to deal with an angry doe.
The Texas Park and Recreation has a link to people and organization that can help with orphaned wild animals. Help with orphaned wildlife.
One of the things that separate humans from wild animals is that fact that we, as a species, care for our young. However, many animals have babies that are equipped to survive with minimal interaction from the parents. Baby ducks, for example only need warmth. They don’t nurse, so they are ready from the moment they emerge from the shell to feed themselves. Mammals are the only creatures that nurse their young, but other creatures such as some birds may feed their babies and protect them.
If you find a baby animal, leave it alone. Chances are their mother is close. If you have questions, follow the link above and talk to people who care for orphans.
If you have pest control problems we can help. We provide comprehensive pest control services throughout Bryan and College Station and we do so at affordable rates. Give us a call!