What To Know About Wildlife & Their Baby Boom Season
The colder days are behind us and Spring is just around the corner bringing sunshine, flowers and well, a lot more wildlife. Spring is the baby booming season for wildlife and as a homeowner or a property owner, it’s important to know how this season can affect you. This article discusses what you need to know about baby booming season to keep you and your property protected while also not harming all the cute, little, but destructive critters.
Baby season means that wildlife such as squirrels, raccoons, skunks, opossum, birds and bats may be seeking shelter in you property to protect their young. If you hearing footsteps in your attic, noticing scratches on the wall or constantly smelling an unpleasant odor, more than likely you have some wildlife seeking shelter in you property.
Which Critter Is In Your Home?
Squirrels can be cute but it’s a lot easier to see them as adorable creatures when they aren’t in your home. Squirrels typically seek shelter in your home’s attic and use the insulation to build a nest. Here they’ll leave droppings and gnaw on several elements in the area such as foundation or electrical wires. Feces can compromise the safety of your health and these damages can be costly to repair.
Skunks like to burrow under porches or under buildings with any opening they can find that will lead them there. They are not very nimble creatures and can’t fit into small holes like other animals. They are attracted to a property if trash or any type of food for them is left outdoors.
Raccoons can be a little more difficult to spot, as they don’t have a specific spot they regularly seem to take shelter in around your property. They seek out the emptiest places they can hide in and immediately set up shop.
People seem to be very intimidated by bats but they offer just as many benefits as they do trouble. It’s understandable you don’t’ want them in your property but learning more about bats may help you be less afraid. You will typically find bats creating homes in attics and garages.
Birds are beautiful song makers and but can cause severe damages to property. They will lurk around your home for anything they can use to build a nest, which can tear several components around your home apart. Their droppings are also commonly known to hold parasites, bacteria and viruses that can be extremely harmful to humans.
How Do I Prevent Them From Getting In?
As baby season arises, wildlife will be seeking a place to keep their young safe from other wildlife as well as from weather conditions such as extreme heat or rainstorms. There are ways to keep the creatures from entering the home, some need a professional to install and some are simple preventative actions you can do yourself.
Prevention from a professional
Almost every conflicting situation where animal damage leads to animal removal could be prevented. Whether it's the raccoon in the chimney or attic, the squirrel loose in the basement, or an animal in your living space, there are steps you can take to minimize the chances of it happening to you. Here are some preventative techniques from a professional:
- Chimney caps
- Underground fencing
- Roof vent covers
Easy prevention techniques
Preventing animals from entering your home doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are some steps that the average homeowner and property owner can do:
- Seal all entry ways
- Don’t leave food or pet food outside
- Properly store your garbage
- Seal all entry ways
- Regular garden maintenance
- Clean the outside BBQ or grill
- Keep the attic dry
How Do I Remove Them?
The best way to remove an animal is to contact Wildlife Control Services to do the job quickly and efficiently. Experienced wildlife removal services will rid your home of the little critters with you and the animal’s safety in mind. Removing the animals yourself can be dangerous and isn’t worth risking your safety. Wildlife can carry several harmful diseases that are transmittable to people, so proper handling is vital. Furthermore, safety risks are extremely heightened when there are babies involved due to the protective nature. Also, trying to remove animals when there are babies involved can result in a baby being left behind but no trace to find it. The baby will eventually pass away and the smell can become tremendously potent and hazardous.
For more information, contact Wildlife Control Services at 860-236-2683 or check out our website at http://www.wildlifecontrolservicesct.com.