The occasional appearance of a rabbit in the yard is a welcome sight. However, an abundance of rabbits can cause damage to gardens, shrubs, and saplings. This four-page fact sheet will help you identify rabbit damage and find ways to replace it. It includes information on rabbit biology and control methods, including exclusion, repellents, live trapping, habitat modification, toxicants, and shooting.
The woodchuck, also known as the groundhog or whistle pig, is one of Pennsylvania's most widely distributed mammals. On occasion, the woodchuck's feeding and burrowing habits conflict with human interests. This four-page fact sheet covers woodchuck biology, food habits, damage caused by woodchucks, and damage control methods.
Tree squirrels sometimes find their way into buildings through loose siding or ventilation screens. Once inside, they can damage walls, insulation, and electrical wires. This four-page fact sheet covers squirrel biology, food habits, damage caused by squirrels, and damage control methods.
Skunks are well-known, nocturnal residents of Pennsylvania. Because the striped skunk is more common and more likely to come into contact with people, this fact sheet will stress actions associated with them. Skunks are known for their repugnant odor, which can last for days and is a cause for concern particularly because they sometimes set up their dens close to human dwellings. These problems can be alleviated through various damage control techniques described in this publication.