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Fall is a Busy Time for Wildlife!

Fall is a new beginning! Kids go back to school, we prep our homes for winter and dig out our warm clothing for the upcoming winter season. We all have our regular fall habits and so do animals. Mice, raccoons, and squirrels, along with other creatures, are preparing for winter as well. Once the days become shorter and the temperatures begin to drop, animals know that they will soon need a place to stay and food to survive. These animals will often choose your home as their living quarters for the winter. Because of this, you need to know what to look for this fall to avoid a creature infestation in your home. Read on to learn more about pesky creatures and how they might choose your home as their dwelling.

Mice


In the fall, mice decide it’s time to move indoors and will seek shelter with a food source nearby. It is during this time that homeowners will begin to hear mice activity in the walls and attic of the home as the creatures begin to store food. Be sure to clean up any potential food sources so mice will move elsewhere. Gaps and cracks in the exterior of the home should be filled so that mice cannot enter the home. Mice smell food easily and will use even the tiniest of holes to come inside.

Maple keys stockpiled by mice in an attic to help them survive winter

Raccoons


Much larger than mice, raccoons can pose a bigger problem in the home as as damage is concerned. Raccoons will use the dexterity of their paws to climb into your home via the roof. Raccoons are nocturnal creatures that hunt for food at night. They will use your garbage cans as food sources and often live in attic or crawl spaces of the home. You want to call a professional for help as soon as you spot a raccoon on your property or in your home. Proper removal is needed along with preventative measures. The wildlife technician will use their knowledge to find the entry point, remove the raccoon and close off the entry to prevent further problems in the future.

Raccoon prints are a sure sign of activity around your property

Squirrels

 

Smaller than raccoons, squirrels are wiry rodents that will use your attic as a breeding ground during spring and summer and safe place for shelter during the fall season. In the fall, squirrels will forage for food and hoard what they find in trees or on the ground. If they find nesting areas in your roof or attic, they might take their stores inside your home. Squirrels can cause great damage to the home as they like to chew. From wires to wood, squirrels will chew and chew, creating the need for costly repairs.

Whenever a creature is found inside your home, it needs to be removed. Contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control for quick and professional removal of squirrels, raccoons, bats, mice, skunks and more. You never know what type of creature will try to use your home as your own and many times such animals will be infected with disease. Protect yourself and your loved ones by leaving the wildlife control removal service to the experts.

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About the author:Founder of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in 1989. Canada's largest urban wildlife removal and exclusion company. Industry leader and pioneer. Split, Scram, Scoot! However you want to say it, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has helped over 200,000 home owners and businesses safely and effectively resolve their wildlife issues. Happy to discuss business and franchising opportunities

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