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Woodlands Animal Control: Signs of a Raccoon in Your Attic

There are many advantages to living in an area that is also occupied by wildlife. You get to witness the amazing interactions as animals go about their daily business. The environment benefits as well since each animal contributes to the maintenance of the natural space. One disadvantage, however, is that your home is susceptible to wildlife invasion as animals, such as raccoons, will seek shelter in your domestic space. It is a disadvantage that Woodlands residents experience from time to time.  When Woodlands residents need animal control services Skedaddle stands ready to serve.

Winter Brings Wildlife to Your Woodlands Home

Winter is the season for wildlife intrusion. Animals make their way inside your home focusing on spaces such as attics, garages, sheds, and crawl spaces. Among the animals that may invade your domestic space are; rats, bats, squirrels, opossums, and raccoons. Raccoons though are particularly troublesome to deal with.

Animals come to your home because they can find safety, comfort, and food there. For many animals, the fact that they have adapted to human presence in their space means that they will abandon their traditional nesting locations in nature and gravitate to man-made structures such as commercial and residential buildings. Today’s wildlife animals that live in human settings have also adapted their diets to survive. They tend to eat more of the waste food that is dumped in the cities and towns they frequent that the traditional nature-made foods associated with their species.

What happens in Your Home When Wildlife Animals Move In?

Raccoons may be the most evolved of the wildlife animals that you will find in your Woodlands home. When it comes to your home, raccoons prefer the attic especially because of its proximity to the food you have in the home. Sometimes the raccoons nesting in your attic are actually mothers who are nursing their newborn kits. When they are crawling around up there, it can sound like an adult human being is moving around.

Raccoons have the twin combination of determination and savvy manipulation skills. This allows them to thwart your efforts to keep them out of your garbage and other undesirable areas. Raccoons, for example, have been known to open bins that were designed to be impossible for them to breach. Evidence of raccoons’ human-like manipulation of locked bins and doors has been captured on video, proving what many homeowners have declared for years, that raccoons are special animals.

Raccoons and your Health

Wild animals can spread rabies to you and your pet. Their feces (which they will deposit in the home) often harbor bacteria causing various diseases. Raccoon feces, for instance, has a toxic effect on people and domestic animals. It contains the bacteria Baylisascaris(a type of roundworm) Procyonis and is a transmission source for leptospirosis and salmonella among others. For the safety of all those who use the domestic space, raccoons and other wildlife animals should be removed from the space.

Expert Solution- The Answer to Woodlands’ Wildlife Problems

When Woodlands residents need animal control services Skedaddle stands ready to serve. Skedaddle has a team of highly skilled and efficient wildlife technicians who will initiate the wildlife removal process by examining your space. In doing so, we determine the extent of the invasion and also the species of wildlife that has invaded the space. Once they have completed the assessment, the technicians move on to removal through the use of specialized humane methods. After removing the animals, the team will proceed to clear all physical traces of their presence (this includes feces and urine among others) and sanitize the space to eliminate bacteria and viruses. The last part of your Skedaddle service is called protection and prevention and this is where the team closes off all potential access points and set up deterrents that will keep the animals away.

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About the author:Bill is the owner and operator of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control – Houston. Graduating from Sam Houston State University, he spent most of the next years in residential property development, building, running subdivisions and mobile home parks.

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