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Why Raccoons Thrive In Urban Areas And Why Removal Is A Must

Raccoons are animals that are not only incredibly intelligent but highly adaptable, creating high populations of them across the country. They have been able to move from being a wildlife creature native, to the country landscape, to leading successful urban lives in towns and cities across the state of Wisconsin. Many factors have contributed to their population growth. If you have noticed raccoon signs on your property, you may be in need of a professional raccoon removal service for your Milwaukee home.

What Makes Raccoons So Successful In Urban Areas? 


Among the reasons why raccoons have thrived in Milwaukee, causing a higher demand for raccoon removal services, two are most important:

  • Availability of shelter in urban areas
  • Readily available food sources

Raccoons have been successful in urban areas in part because of their ability to den inside man made structures

Availability Of Shelter In Urban Areas 


When talking about the habitats of raccoons in the wild, they are what is called cavity nesters. Meaning they would typically find shelter by searching for old, hollow trees and similar small spaces in natural surroundings. Apply this to the way modern towns and cities are built, it becomes clear that there are countless cavities available for raccoons to cozy up in throughout not only Milwaukee but most cities. There are countless places for these animals to live. Backyard sheds, decks and garages are all inviting areas for them to make a home.

Readily Available Food Sources 


Dining options for raccoons in urban areas are so abundant it is impossible to keep track of their number. Raccoons will feed on vegetation, meat or anything else they can get their paws on. They are omnivores. Their natural diet can include bird eggs, insects, nuts, berries and small mammals like mice. In search of food, they target bird seed from feeders, raspberries from your backyard bushes, your compost pile and even trash cans. There are tons of such food sources available on every corner in a typical city.

Raccoons have strong paws that allow them to easily damage shingle, aluminum and wood

Need Professional Raccoon Removal Services? Call Skedaddle 


When looking for reliable and effective ways to remove raccoons from your Milwaukee home, simply opt for Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. A company that has over two decades of experience in solving the most dangerous and problematic wildlife infestations. Having pioneered countless humane wildlife removal techniques and methods, Skedaddle is capable of solving your infestation problem quickly and effectively. Call Skedaddle today and ensure those nuisance raccoons are nowhere near your home or property ever again.

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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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