Do you hear weird scratching, scampering or tapping noises in another room or from the ceiling of your home? This could be the work of raccoons sneaking into your home and living in a small crawl space, the basement or the attic. Connecticut is a prime location for raccoons especially during the colder months. Unfortunately for homeowners and even business owners, raccoons can be noisy, destructive to your property and also carry diseases. For this reason, it’s important to get these critters removed from the property as soon as possible to ensure everyone’s safety.
How Do You Know If There Is A Raccoon In Your Home?
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 – Once the smell sets in, it’s quite potent making it obvious that there is wildlife living somewhere inside your home. Simply put, your home will eventually be filled with the smell of urine and feces, which is important to get taken care of as soon as possible.
Damage To Property – A more obvious sign of having a raccoon problem is the damage to your property. They happen to be remarkable 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 even 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.
Although, raccoons are not typically not violent creatures, they will defend themselves if they feel threatened. To ensure your safety, it’s best to call Wildlife Control Services for professional raccoon removal services.
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. 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 his or her property 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.
Do you have raccoons hiding in or around your home? A lot of homeowners think that this is something they can quickly handle themselves but there are several factors involved that put yourself and the animal at risk.
What Can Go Wrong?
First and foremost, 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.
How Can Wildlife Control Services Help?
At Wildlife Control Services 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 quickly. We also can help prevent raccoons and other wildlife from sneaking in your home with several prevention techniques. We are always interested in preventing wildlife problems before they start; prevention is always the best course of action. 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. We want to help you prevent the problem before it starts.
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.