Protect Your Madison Home From Unwanted Wildlife
Madison is the capital city of Wisconsin and is the commercial hub for many prominent surrounding cities, including Waunakee, Sun Prairie, and Cottage Grove. Recognized as one of the most livable cities in Wisconsin, Madison is home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the highest-rated public universities in the country.
Skedaddle’s History in Madison
Over the past few years, Madison has played an integral part in Skedaddle’s growth. Marcus Mueller, owner of Skedaddle’s first US Franchise in Milwaukee, began his wildlife journey studying wildlife biology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His graduate project – The UW Urban Canid Project – introduced him to the fox and coyote habitat, which he completed in 2017. Through his education and career path, Marcus has interacted with many community members in Madison, Middleton, and Monona, learning first-hand about their interactions with urban wildlife.
With this valuable insight, Marcus participated in a research project designed to implement proactive, humane wildlife management in urban settings, for both homeowners and businesses. Additionally, Marcus has worked closely with students from the UW School of Veterinary Medicine to monitor diseases circulating among urban wildlife. Upon graduation, Marcus launched Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in Milwaukee and expanded into Madison in 2020.
Marcus hired an intelligent and dedicated crew to assist him in his new journey. One of his most promising technicians, Moriah Marwitz, graduated from UW Madison in 2018 with a degree in Wildlife Ecology and a certificate in Environmental Studies. During her studies, she volunteered for the UW Urban Canid Project, where she learned more about working with wildlife in the field. She joined our Skedaddle team shortly after graduating, gaining valuable experience working hands-on with urban wildlife. Moriah has recently relocated to Madison and will become a major part of our expansion into the city.
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Wildlife in Madison
Because Madison borders a major chain of lakes and is home to many high-quality natural areas, it is not uncommon for residents to see wildlife. The area is covered with forests that are home to a variety of woodland creatures, including skunks, opossums, squirrels, coyotes, and foxes.
Raccoons are abundant in urban areas, and Madison is no exception. These creatures will often scavenge around homes for food. Raccoons commonly enter attics or basements in search of shelter if the opportunity presents itself. While these common urban animals may appear harmless, they can become a real nuisance if they invade your home or yard.
The most important thing to remember when dealing with unwanted wildlife on your property is to never touch or handle animals on your own. Wild animals can exhibit unpredictable and potentially dangerous behavior, and without proper training, you or the animal could be injured in an encounter.
When working with Skedaddle, you can be confident your home will be treated with care and respect. A trained technician will perform a detailed assessment of your property, and together, you will come up with a plan to remove wildlife in a safe, humane manner, decontaminate the area thoroughly, and most importantly, prevent further invasions. You’ll be presented with a written, no-obligation customized quote.
Moving forward, we will remove wildlife from your home, ensuring to treat them with respect, minimizing the stress on the animals, and release them to scurry to an alternate den site. We can then clean the area, removing all contaminants left behind by the animals. Not only will this ensure the safety of your home and family, but will also deter other wildlife from assuming your home is a viable den based on scent.
Our final step involves screening and covering all vulnerable areas of your home. Many entry points are not noticeable to an untrained eye. Our experienced staff will expertly prevent wildlife from re-entering your home with material designed to withstand all of the harsh weather conditions Madison residents might encounter.
Contact Skedaddle Wildlife Control
If you notice wildlife visiting your yard regularly, and required Madison wildlife control services, contact Skedaddle Wildlife Control today. Our highly trained technicians have the experience to capture and release wildlife in a safe and effective manner. We believe in humane wildlife removal and never use harmful techniques that would pose a threat to you or your family. All of our services are safe and effective. Call us to speak with an expert in wildlife removal.