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Keep 'Em Out: How Raccoons Get In

Do you hear weird scratching, scampering or tapping noises in another room or from the ceiling of your home? You sit there and think maybe it’s just the cat but wait you don’t have a cat. Connecticut is the home for several furry friends and as the weather gets colder, they might try and bunk with you. Don’t let the cute faces fool you, raccoons can be noisy, destructive to your property and carry diseases. As a homeowner or even a commercial property owner, it’s important to know what signs to look for, how to go about raccoon removal and how to prevent the critters from coming back.

What Are The Warning Signs?

Strange Noises – If you do have raccoons in your home, eventually you will hear them running around setting up camp, more than likely in your attic. It’s possible for the sneaky critters to have invaded your home long before you realize because they are nocturnal creatures that are more active during the night. Make sure to stay awake a little later than usual to listen for any sounds that will prove your theory.

Strong Smells – Unfortunately, these little guys don’t use the toilet, so your home will eventually be filled with the smell of urine and feces.

Damage To Property – A more obvious sign of having a raccoon problem is the damage to your property. They happen to be amazing climbers so it’s easy for them to crawl up to the roof or into any small crawl spaces and enter your home. A tree close to the building may give them easier access. The most common damages you’ll see are to your shutters, shingles, chimney, vents or scratches around the building. They can even climb the gutter downspouts and corner moldings of the building. If you see these damages contact Wildlife Control Services as soon as possible before more damage accumulates.

Critter Removal Services

If you see any warning signs of infestation it’s important to take action as quickly as possible for raccoon removal. It’s suggested to contact wildlife control services to take care of the issue and ensure everything is taken care of quickly and efficiently.

Preventing Wildlife Home Entry

There a lot of raccoons in Connecticut and as the temperature drops, they’ll try and find a place to keep themselves warm. You can take proactive actions to prevent the critters from entering your home. Open uncapped chimneys are an invitation for animals to enter through a furnace or fireplace flue. Tree branches overhanging the roofline give raccoon’s easy access to the building. The majority of wildlife control dollars spent each year are a direct result of people not knowing or neglecting the preventative actions that would keep wildlife in the wild and dollars in the bank.

Anyone who seeks to protect their property protected provides a fundamentally sound investment. That investment not only protects the animal world by keeping them in their natural habitats but it protects the property owner from costly removal and repair expenditures. Chimney caps, underground fencing, roof vent covers and a number of other techniques can prevent wildlife from entering homes or burrowing under structures, thus removing the necessity to capture animals in the first place.

To prevent wildlife from entering your building or for help with raccoon removal services, contact Wildlife Control Services, LLC today to take care of any wildlife issues you may have.