Wildlife in the Midwest: What You Need to Know

If you live in the Midwest, you’ve likely seen some type of wildlife in your backyard. While these animals can be beautiful to look at, they can also be a nuisance if they become too comfortable around humans. In this blog post, we will discuss three common wildlife species found in the Midwest—coyotes, foxes, and raccoons—and provide tips on how to handle them.


Coyotes are one of the most common wildlife species encountered in the Midwest, as they have adapted well to urban and suburban environments. They typically hunt alone or in pairs and feed on small mammals like rabbits, rodents, and other small prey. Coyotes are generally wary of humans but may become aggressive if provoked or if their young are threatened. If you encounter a coyote, make sure to keep your distance and back away slowly. If possible, carry a stick or umbrella with you when walking outdoors at night, as it may discourage an attack from a coyote.


Foxes are another common sight for homeowners living in the Midwest. Foxes typically hunt alone or in pairs and feed on small rodents such as mice and voles. They tend to be shy around humans but may become aggressive if they feel threatened or if their young are endangered. It is important to keep your distance from foxes as they may become startled easily by loud noises or sudden movements. Do not attempt to pet or feed any wild foxes you come across, as it could lead to negative encounters with other animals that use the same area for hunting grounds.


Raccoons are yet another animal commonly found throughout the Midwest region of the United States. Raccoons typically live in burrows underground but may occasionally venture out into residential areas looking for food sources such as garbage cans or pet food bowls left outside overnight. Raccoons can be dangerous if provoked and should never be approached unless trained professionals have been hired to relocate them from your property safely and humanely. If you encounter a raccoon, make sure not to corner it; instead, back away slowly while keeping an eye on it until it finds its way back home!

Wild animals can be both beautiful and dangerous depending on how they interact with humans – so it’s important to know what species live nearby before venturing into their habitats! Coyotes, foxes, and raccoons are common wildlife species found throughout the Midwest region of America, so homeowners should take extra caution when venturing outdoors at night hours. Always remember that these creatures need our help and respect, so please take care when encountering them!

If you need assistance removing wildlife from your home or property, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Frame's Pest Control, Inc.!