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The Do’s and Don’ts of Milwaukee Summer Raccoon Control

Raccoons aren’t a direct danger to people, but they can be a major threat to the safety of your home and your family. When following their instincts for food and shelter, raccoons are capable of entering your property and possibly causing damage. They’ll take advantage of every possible entry point, burrowing and biting through building materials along the way. Avoiding this from happening is crucial because repairing the damage that a raccoon causes quite be quite expensive. Instead, you should focus on seeking a professional animal control service which will preemptively protect your property and home from raccoons.

Raccoons love to climb!

What Should You do to Control Raccoons Around Your Home

There is a number of successful raccoon control strategies for your Milwaukee home. There are even some simple steps you can do to help keep raccoons away from your property, but for the most effective solution, consulting a professional is your best choice. Some of the easy strategies of effective raccoon control that you can do for your Milwaukee home include:

Identifying food sources. Raccoons will look to enter your property if they are drawn by food and drinking water. To make your property less appealing, remove all sources of organic matter (trash, leftover foods, pet food or bird feeders that are easy to reach) from the exterior of your property.

Locating the animal. They are most likely to hide in dark quiet places such as attics and basements, underneath your porch or inside walls. It is important that you remember to not corner the animal if you locate it. Doing so could create a potentially dangerous situation for you and the raccoon. If you are quite sure that a raccoon is living on your property but you cannot locate it, contacting a professional is a wise decision.

Getting the grubs off of your property. Grubs are one of the raccoon’s favorite foods. Remove them, and your home will be a lot less appealing as a source of food. The best way to do this is with the help of an expert.

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Raccoon babies inside an attic.

Have experts come and raccoon-proof your home. Raccoon removal experts can come to your Milwaukee home and prepare a strategy for keeping the raccoons away. They can also assist with identifying some of the more vulnerable areas of your property which raccoons will look to exploit.

What You Shouldn’t Do if You Suspect Raccoons in Your Home

If you suspect that there could be a raccoon present in your home, don’t rush to do anything drastic to get it out. Don’t try to kill the animal, as it is both cruel and unnecessary. It is also equally important that you not try to trap and relocate the animal. You never know if a raccoon has babies near by and relocating their mother could be a potential death sentence for them.

Do You Need Help With Raccoon Removal? Skedaddle Milwaukee is Here to Help!

Trying to remove a raccoon on your own probably won’t end well for you or the raccoon, which is why expert help is necessary to get that raccoon out of your home. If you have a raccoon problem and are currently seeking out expert assistance, Skedaddle Milwaukee is your best choice. We will not only assist with any current raccoon problems you have, we will also help protect your property from any future encounters with them.

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About the author:Marcus is the owner and operator of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control – Milwaukee. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Marcus combines the academic training (M.S. Wildlife Biology, UW Madison) with the field training and skills to be successful in resolving wildlife conflict for home and business owners.

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