WHAT ARE BADGERS?

American badgers are flat, stocky mammals covered in grey to brown fur with a distinctive black and white stripe pattern on their face. They 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. Badgers are about 2-3 feet in length and weigh around 20-30 pounds. 

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. 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.

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 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. 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. 

Badger in a Cage

Don't Let Badgers Invade Your Property!

Don't Let Badgers Invade Your Property!

ARE BADGERS A CONCERN?

Badgers are very fierce and powerful animals. They won’t attack unless provoked. The main concern a badger creates is the damage to pastures or hayfields from their vast array of burrows. Advanced Wildlife Control specializes in humane animal control. 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. 
Badger in a Cage

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 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. 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. 

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