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Removing Raccoons from the Chimney in Winter

Are you hearing strange rattling and scratching noises coming from your chimney? If so, you’ll notice that this happens during the winter season when some animals are searching for a cozy space to call their own. If the noises remind you of somebody fighting, then you probably have raccoons in your chimney, and that requires professional raccoon removal services for your Milwaukee home.

These secretive animals find the most secluded, tight spaces very attractive since they are far away from human contact. Unfortunately, uncapped chimneys are perfect for raccoons and it won’t take them so long to find it since they’re great at climbing. This also means that you won’t be able to light a fire and keep warm during the freezing cold days. That’s why you need to call trained professionals who know how to remove the animals in a humane way and limit the damage as much as possible. Read on to learn more about this task and why it’s better to leave the job to experienced professionals of Skedaddle.

What are Raccoons up to These Days?

These cute, furry animals are known to be very intelligent and find their way around pretty easily. They are also pros at hiding and sneaking food from people’s backyards and even from their garbages. So you need to be extra careful not to leave your doors open, especially if you live in Milwaukee. Raccoon removal is very frequent in this area, and Skedaddle has a long history of doing the job successfully. During winter, after being with their mother for a year, raccoons leave their mother’s den and try to find their own. Mid-January is usually the period when people start hearing nose from their chimney. Raccoons start mating around this period and look for a warm shelter for their young. So, don’t be surprised if you hear something scratching and rattling, it’s probably a raccoon making itself comfortable in your chimney.

Chimney’s will often attract more raccoons in winter for the warmth.

Why Removing Raccoons On Your Own is Very Dangerous

If you don’t have the equipment and skills needed, don’t know how raccoons react to human contact and what disease they might carry, avoid removing them on your own. First of all, raccoons are biters, and they won’t hesitate to attack you if they feel threatened. They can also carry various infectious diseases and transmit them through a bite. When they scratch you it can be pretty painful since they have extremely sharp claws. Remember that these are wild animals that aren’t used to human interactions, so by trying to get near them, you are a perceived threat. All of this calls for an attack and the best thing is to call trained technicians who know what they’re doing. They’ll remove the animals safely and manage to carry the whole thing out with minimal damage to your chimney. After that, you’ll be free to use it again and warm yourself up by the fire.

Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has you Covered

When it comes to the humane removal of an unwanted wild animal, Skedaddle has all the skills and the equipment necessary to do the job. They have a long history of successfully removing raccoons, squirrels, mice, and other animals from chimneys. Humane removal makes it a less stressful event for the animal and Skedaddle professionals know how to cause the least amount of stress possible. So, if you live in Milwaukee and you happen to need raccoon removal, call Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. They’ll handle the task in the best way possible and ensure that you’ll be raccoon-free in no time.

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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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