Wisconsin is known as the Badger State, and one would assume that we have badgers all over the place, but that is not the case. We’ve had a few badger sightings in southeastern Wisconsin, but overall it is a pretty rare animal in this part of the state. American badgers are excellent diggers that create massive mounds of dirt when digging their burrows. Badgers are nocturnal animals that spend the daytime underground in their den.

ARE BADGERS A CONCERN?

  • 1. Badger Problem

    Badgers are very fierce and powerful animals. Badgers won’t attack unless provoked, which we certainly do not recommend angering a badger because you will lose. The only concern a badger creates is the damage to pastures or hayfields from their vast array of burrows they make. 

  • 2. Trapping & Removal

    At Advanced Wildlife Control, we believe in humane animal removal. Badgers are relatively rare in our southeastern region of Wisconsin. However, if you do have a problem with badgers, we will set live traps to catch and relocate the badger humanely.

  • 3. Same-Day Service!

    Our customers are our #1 priority! At Advanced Wildlife Control, we want to make sure your animal problems are resolved in a timely manner. Therefore, our AWC professionals can usually be out at your property on the same day when you call or the following day.

Badgers are very fierce and powerful animals. Badgers won’t attack unless provoked, which we certainly do not recommend angering a badger because you will lose. The only concern a badger creates is the damage to pastures or hayfields from their vast array of burrows they make. 

At Advanced Wildlife Control, we believe in humane animal removal. Badgers are relatively rare in our southeastern region of Wisconsin. However, if you do have a problem with badgers, we will set live traps to catch and relocate the badger humanely.

Our customers are our #1 priority! At Advanced Wildlife Control, we want to make sure your animal problems are resolved in a timely manner. Therefore, our AWC professionals can usually be out at your property on the same day when you call or the following day.

Have a Problem with Badgers?

Call: 262-242-4390

Or send us a message and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Badgers primarily prey on small animals and rodents. They also enjoy eating insects, especially earthworms and berries. 

Badgers live in prairies and pastures. They are more common in the central grasslands of Wisconsin. Badgers dig elaborate dens with their great digging ability, with tunnels reaching 6 to even 30 feet deep. Badgers are also very clean-living creatures that will even create a separate toilet chamber in their den.

Badgers breed in late July through September. The litter size ranges from 1 to 5 cubs born sometime from March to June in the den. Baby badgers will typically stay with the female until autumn before going off on their own. 

Did You Know? - Animal Facts

Did You Know?

Wisconsin’s nickname is “The Badger State” not because we have a lot of badgers, but because miners dug tunnels into hillsides searching for lead ore in the 1800s which reminded people of badgers.

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