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What Should I Do If There Is Wildlife Under My Home?

Do you hear chewing, scratching and digging noises under your home or deck? This may mean that wildlife such as skunks, raccoons or even possums may have decided to make your home their home. Evacuating wildlife can be difficult and dangerous not only to you but also to the animal, so it’s important you know what the animal is and how to properly go about wildlife removal. In this post, learn the best ways to identify if wildlife is under your home, which animal it is and the best wildlife removal options.

What Are The Warning Signs?

Wildlife sneak under the home because they are looking for a safe place to take shelter or a protected habitation to safeguard their babies. However, these animals can cause damage to the home’s foundation, produce a dreadful odor, and increase wildlife presence around your property, which can put your family at risk. So what are the warning signs that there is wildlife under your home or deck?

  • Noises- If you hear scratching and gnawing noises from under your home this means that there may be animals eating away at the foundation. Typically, you’ll hear these noises at night, as the animal feels less threatened from human activity.
  • Holes in the siding- if you notice small holes around your siding this may be the result of the wildlife trying to get into your home. However, if there isn’t any wildlife in the home, they may have just settled for underneath it.
  • Holes in the yard- When wildlife is living under the property, their presence around your home increases. This can lead to holes around your garden or yard as they look for the proper food source.
  • Seeing wildlife around the property- Are you starting to notice that there has been more sightings of wildlife around your home and yard lately? It may note just be coincidence but that wildlife are living under your home.

What Animal Is Under The Deck?

If you know that wildlife has snuck under your home, it’s also important to identify what animal it is. For example, skunks leave a higher risk of you being sprayed while raccoons can be dangerous due to them holding the highest percentage of wildlife. Identifying the animal will help you go about the best wildlife removal and what to expect to protect you and your family. If you are unable to identify the animal, call Wildlife Control Services to secure the issue for you. Don’t try to get under the porch to find out what the animal is as the mother could attack to protect her young. The best thing to do is call the experts, give them all the information needed and let them handle the issue to ensure the safety of all parties.

What Are The Best Wildlife Removal Options?

In short, don’t attempt to remove the wild animal yourself. You may read about quick tips that will help you take care of the issue on your own but there are a lot of potential hazards that can happen as a result. By using your own scare tactics, you may accidentally separate the mother from her young leaving the babies under the home.

Wildlife Control Services | Wildlife Removal

We always strive to provide the customer and the wildlife with the safest and most effective management techniques at our disposal. We use ecologically sound and integrated control techniques in resolving human and animal conflicts. One area that Wildlife Control Services focuses on is Integrated Wildlife Management or IWM. IWM means looking at the whole picture in a given situation and combining several strategies for eliminating the problem. For more information about wildlife removal call us at 860-236-2683.