Nesting ConcernsSo, if raccoons are okay to eat whatever and likely to clean up around the trash bins, is there really a reason to be concerned if they are nesting close to your home in a nearby tree? The answer is yes. Raccoons, in addition to being clever and cute, can be a real problem for homeowners.
- Unwanted visitors
- Unwanted dangers
Nesting SignsKnowing the signs of raccoon nesting either in nearby trees or around your home will help inform you when to call wildlife control in Madison, which is the first sign. Observe trees and brush around your home in addition to any loose boards around the exterior of the building. You are looking for the following signs of raccoon life:
- Scratch marks
- Little handprints on surfaces
- Tracks in surrounding areas
- Collections of trash or debris for nesting
- Trash bins that have been pilfered
- Droppings or urine
- Sounds of scratching or rummaging
Nesting PreventionTo prevent nesting from taking place, there are a few actions you can take to help secure your property. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in Madison can help with prevention protocol in addition to human removal of raccoons if nesting has begun.
- Secure trash bins with weighted, locked, or animal-proof lids.
- Remove any pet water or food bowls at night time when raccoons hunt.
- If you have fruit trees, be sure to harvest and trim regularly.
- Cover tree hollows with mesh to block the entrance for nesting.
- If you have outdoor animals, securely lock their hutches or coops.
- Clear out any debris near the home.
- Trim back trees that hang near the home; leave no bridges to the roof.
- Never feed raccoons.