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Animal Control Expert Advice: What to do if Raccoons are under my Deck this Winter?

When trying to spend your time this winter staying warm indoors, nothing could throw that plan into freefall more than discovering a raccoon living under your deck. You start thinking about what you can do in order to remove the intruder as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, people often decide to take actions that will potentially harm the animal. Not only that- the actions they take prove to be ineffective most of the time. In order to prevent this from happening and depending on the type of intruder you’re having problems with, professional raccoon removal or other animal control services is your best option. Keep reading to know more about what to do in the event of a raccoon invasion this winter.

When Do Raccoons Start Seeking Shelter?

Some wild animals like raccoons find a place to settle before the cold days arrive. While you may be noticing a raccoon under your deck in January, chances are that the animal has been there for quite some time already. Before taking any action, you should be aware of the possibility that the raccoon is there with her babies. If they do not move on their own quickly, which is unlikely to happen, you need to start thinking about professional removal services.

Backyards rarely get used through out winter, it is still important to clear snow and ice.

Things You Can do on Your Own

There are several things you can do in order to make the raccoon move out with the babies. Under your deck often provides the ideal shelter for raccoons because it is a dark, safe and quiet place. By making it just the opposite, you might just manage to have them move out on their own. These are just some pieces of advice for you to try if you’re dead set on going with the DIY approach. On the other hand, these methods can be time-consuming and not particularly effective at the same time, so it is always best to call the experts.

Getting in Touch With Experts is Always the Best Solution

Of course, the best strategy is to prevent raccoons and other wild animals from finding a shelter on your property even before winter comes. Although there is a possibility that they will not stay there long, it is much better not to bother with it at all. When it comes to removing wildlife from your home or property, avoiding the DIY approach is always the safest option. Instead, when faced with an invasion, having an expert wildlife technician do the work for you is the ideal option. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has a proven track record of over 200,000 successful interventions to date when it comes to both raccoon removal and other animal control services, so get in touch with us today to ensure your home and property is protected.

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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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