We’re all familiar with raccoons in our yards and gardens, and unfortunately sometimes in our houses. But falling raccoons in your Milwaukee office? For many people, that’s a new one. But it happens more often than you imagine.
According to wildlife experts, raccoons regularly fall through the ceilings of office buildings. We all know that these are smart, devious little creatures, and are very good at squeezing through small spaces to find cozy places to live. This makes the roof spaces of commercial buildings very appealing to raccoons. Unfortunately, the dropped ceilings in such buildings, designed to hide infrastructure and electrical wires, are not built to carry the weight of a 12 to 20 lbs adult raccoon. This means that Milwaukee raccoon removal experts are often called in to take care of unwelcome office guests.
Destructive Nocturnal Visitors
Raccoons may look cute and cuddly, and the videos posted on the internet of them falling through office ceilings are very funny, but you really don’t want them making your commercial building their home. It’s not safe. At best they can be a destructive nuisance, at worst they can carry diseases such as rabies and a rare form of roundworm (Baylisascaris) that can lead to neurological damage, or even death, in people.
According to companies that specialize in raccoon removal in Milwaukee, the longer raccoons live in a commercial building, the more likely they are to fall through the ceiling. This happens either because they eventually step on a weak or loose tile or because the build-up of urine and scat on the ceiling becomes too heavy for the tiles. Due to raccoons being nocturnal animals they usually drop in at night, when offices are empty and are not discovered until morning. During this time they can wreak havoc in their attempt to escape, ripping up blinds, carpets, and papers and just generally leaving destruction and chaos in their wake. Raccoons can also cause major property destruction while living in roof spaces. They are strong enough to rip up shingles, flashing and aluminium, and they will easily chew through electrical wires to clear access to den sites. Frayed wires pose a serious fire hazard, especially if close to flammable insulation material.
Humane Raccoon Removal
Raccoons thrive throughout the United States and southern Canada. The laws regarding the trapping, removal, and release of nuisance wildlife differ from state to state, so if you have a raccoon in your Milwaukee property, it is essential to contact a professional wildlife removal expert.
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control specializes in safely removing raccoons, including all kits (baby raccoons), from your property. Not only do raccoons have strong maternal instincts, and will do almost anything to get back to their babies, the kits can also be quite curious and destructive when they become mobile, therefore it is essential to remove the entire family. Once the offenders have been safely escorted off your property, it is important to identify raccoon entry points, like ventilation systems and rooftop air conditioners, and secure them with heavy gauge screening, to prevent the raccoons from moving in again. Skedaddle will also advise you on how to clean and repair any damage.
Contact us at Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control to help with safe, humane raccoon removal from your Milwaukee property.