Raccoons and squirrels typically make their dens in tree hollows, bushes or underground. Occasionally, however, they may make their way into a part of your home that you normally never go into, such as your attic or cellar. Raccoons, in particular, can be a problem because if they want to make their den in your home, they will break in through siding or vents and crawl inside.
If either of these animals finds their way into your house around early springtime, chances are that they have chosen it as their den to have their babies, which can complicate matters even further. The best way to deal with one of these infestations is to contact local wildlife control in Ajax.
Preventing Raccoons and Squirrels From Getting In
If there are weak points around the exterior of your home, reinforcing them can be enough to deter interested wildlife from moving in. Raccoons are strong enough to rip through screens, siding and soffit, but they can’t get through thick, solid wood or metal barricades.
Squirrels, on the other hand, are more likely to get in through tiny holes. You can prevent these rodents from entering by identifying any gaps, cracks or holes in your building and sealing them up with wire mesh, steel wool or caulk. However, be careful not to seal off your home if you think you already have some wild roommates, because you could be trapping them inside.
Discourage Animals From Denning In Your Home
You should take care to avoid touching or even getting close to wild animals that have made their den in your home, as they can behave unpredictably and can transmit dangerous diseases. If you are able to notice a squirrel entering your home before it has had the chance to have its babies, you can attempt to play loud music around your whole house to deter the animals from staying anywhere near, as they have very sensitive hearing. Raccoons, on the other hand, are hardier, and if they want to move into your home, it is difficult to get them to leave. In either case, you are better off leaving wildlife removal in the hands of experts.
How Professionals Handle Wildlife Removal
A team of wildlife removal experts will first identify how animals are getting into and out of your home and take measures to ensure these portals are sealed. Experts have the proper protective gear and can climb up close and personal to see if there are babies involved. It is a cruel death sentence for baby animals to kill or remove their mother while leaving them to die.
Raccoon removal experts take babies and put them in a heated box to keep them safe and warm. They place them outside of your home and build a one-way door so the mother cannot come back in. When she goes outside to find her babies, she will now be stuck outside with them. Raccoons often have a few dens nearby that they can move their babies to. The mother may need to find a new place to make her den, but she is instinctually very good at that and can easily move her kits given enough time. Though this process may seem like something you can do yourself, trying it on your own puts yourself and the wild animals at unnecessary risk.
If you want to have peace of mind while also keeping your home wildlife free, hire a team that focuses on humane removal techniques. Poisoning or trapping animals harms the ecosystem and causes them to suffer. We at Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control have a team that is ready to assist. We use only humane removal methods and we work fast. See more services we offer when you browse our website.