From the color of the leaves, to the length of the days, everything changes in fall. All of nature is preparing for the winter to come, and the animal kingdom is no exception. As you’ve probably noticed, Midwestern wildlife begins behaving differently when the leaves begin to fall. Specifically, they’re getting busy. It makes sense when you think about it. Whatever you think you have to do to get ready for winter, it’s nothing compared to an animal’s schedule. Whether they’re fattening themselves up, looking for a place to keep warm, or storing away food, the wildlife around your home is getting active. If you want to keep them from becoming a nuisance around your home, you have to get active too. Here are four animals that make their presence known every fall, and how you can prepare for them.