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Food left out is the number one reason you may find raccoons on your property.

Why Humans are to Blame for Raccoon Problems

Brazen masked bandits are breaking into homes and businesses across the country, and no one seems to be able to stop them! They are quick, cunning and audacious. But during these daring heists, the perps ignore jewellery and other valuables in favor of food and tasty treats. We are talking of course about raccoons. It seems like nothing can stop these animals from leaving chaos and destruction in their wake, and worse still we are all to blame for the situation. We as humans have created the ultimate super pests and now we’re trying to figure out how to live with them.

Surviving in an Urban Jungle

Human development and city expansion have not been kind to the environment. As urbanization continues to push wildlife out of their natural habitat, it forces animals, like raccoons, to adapt to a new, less-friendly, human environment. And adapt they do. The ability of raccoons to exploit human resources actually makes them more likely to multiply in cities than they would in the wild. It has become common for raccoons to eat out of dumpsters and garbage cans, nest in attics and the ceilings of office buildings, and fight over territory with domestic cats. They have become so adept at living in their new concrete environment, that in cities like Milwaukee companies specialize in raccoon removal.

Street Smarts

The secret to the raccoon’s success in the city is street smarts. They don’t need to wait to evolve to survive, they merely learn how to adapt their behavior. And of course, those that adapt the best, survive and thrive, and pass on their genes to future generations. This really is survival of the fittest and the smartest.

The amazing thing about raccoons, and others of their ilk is that they have found a way to adapt. They have shown us, time and again, that they are intelligent and cunning, and living in cities has made them faster, stronger and better able to adapt to changes in their environment. These dexterous bandits not only know how to sniff out the best food sources and nesting places for themselves, but they also pass the information on to others, and so the problem multiplies.

Besides creating a mess when they rummage through the garbage and being a nuisance, it isn’t healthy for raccoons to eat human food. They become overly reliant on a diet that is rich in sugar, fat, preservatives and chemicals but low in nutrients. This puts them at risk for vitamin deficiencies and metabolic disorders, and they can also inadvertently swallow plastic, rubber and other manmade materials.

Raccoons are very determined and can use their claws to access garbage bins.

By Our Own Design

In a nutshell, we have created our own worst enemies and it is time for us to reevaluate our role in the destruction of the environment and the creation of these super pests. We need to accept that this is a battle we cannot win and that it shouldn’t be about winning. They are here to stay and we now need to find a way to co-exist.

We have to view these creatures, not as nuisance wildlife, but rather as intelligent animals, and find new and innovative ways to deal with them. This is where professional Milwaukee raccoon removal experts like Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control can help residents find better ways to deal with raccoons and other wildlife. We make sure raccoons are humanely removed from properties, that families stay together, and potential entry points are secured so that they don’t move in again as soon as your back is turned. Keeping your home raccoon proof for years to come.

For all your Milwaukee raccoon removal needs, contact our Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control expert team today!

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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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