There are many things we are looking forward to with the arrival of spring. The flowers start blooming, days are getting longer and the temperature starts rising. At the same time, there are things that can potentially spoil the season for you, like having your home invaded by wildlife. This is especially the case when wildlife in the area are in their mating season. It is during this time when animal mothers are desperately seeking out a safe space to nest, and you’re home checks may of their boxes. In order to prevent this from happening, it is advisable to think about professional wild animal control and see when and what you should do.
Mating Season for Raccoons
As with many other animals, the mating season for raccoons starts in spring, or, to be more precise, in February and March. It is interesting that, while the female raccoon will mate with only one male, a male raccoon will do his best to mate with as many females as possible. After mating, the female raccoon goes back to her den to gestate and give birth to her babies. She will do everything she can to protect them and will take care of their needs until they are able to open their eyes – which is normally around three weeks. This means that she will look for a warm and safe place for her babies, such as your attic. In case they move in, they will tend to stay there until the young are ready to go out on their own. Be sure to check your attic regularly and if there is any raccoon, make sure to contact a professional removal company like Skedaddle for humane removal services.
Beware of Squirrels
Squirrels mate two times a year – at the end of winter and in the middle of summer. When mating is in question, the male squirrel chases after one female and mates with her several times during the mating season. But, they are quite different from raccoons when it comes to nesting. They have several nests, and a female squirrel will move with her young from nest to nest. One of their nests can easily be your attic since it is a very appealing place for a squirrel to live and raise its babies. One exception is red squirrels- they are quite territorial and once they move in, the chances of them moving out are low. So, you should protect your home and avoid having your home damaged. If it happens that the squirrels move in before you notice, immediately consult a professional wildlife technician to ensure that the invaders are removed from your home in a proper and humane way.
Other Wildlife Looking to Enter Your Home
Rats do not have a mating season in the traditional sense since they breed easily and regularly. The only thing that can reduce their breeding is either very hot or very cold temperature. This means that spring and autumn are perfect times for their numbers to increase. You should also know that, once they settle in, it will be hard for you to move them out since their babies can also stay there and breed. Because of this, you should be more than cautious. The noises they make are easy to detect – if you hear loud screeches, you should react immediately. Do this on time and you will avoid the risk of them causing major damage to your home.
Prevention is the Key
The best piece of advice is to check your home regularly and make sure there are no possible entrances for wildlife. If you have taken steps on your own to prevent any unwanted visitors but they still manage to make their way in, you should take immediate action to get them out. Bear in mind that professional wild animal control services can go a long way, so call the experts at Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control for any such tasks. Skedaddle has been in business for nearly three decades and we have pioneered a number of humane removal and exclusion techniques. Get in touch with Skedaddle today and ensure that there are no wildlife invaders in or around your home throughout the year.