What Type Of Animal Is Around Your Home?
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Many types of wild animals make their homes in and around people’s houses in Connecticut. They can burrow under decks and sheds or chew and claw their way into attics. If you hear noises in your house or see signs of damage caused by a wild animal, you want to get rid of it before the problem gets worse. One of the first things you need to do is to figure out what type of animal is causing the damage.
NOISES IN THE ATTIC
If you hear noises coming from your attic, they are probably caused by squirrels or raccoons. You can narrow it down further by paying attention to when you hear the sounds. Squirrels are active during the day, while raccoons are nocturnal. Baby raccoons often make sounds like puppies.
DIGGING UNDER A PORCH OR DECK
If you see digging under your porch or deck and small patches of grass have been torn up, you may be dealing with a skunk. Skunks typically burrow under buildings and decks and look for insects and grubs in lawns or gardens. Another dead giveaway is the smell.
TUNNELS IN THE GROUND
If you see large underground burrows running through your lawn or garden, you are most likely dealing with a groundhog, or woodchuck. Groundhogs also often eat flowers in gardens. If the burrows are smaller and flower bulbs have been eaten, the culprit may be a chipmunk or mole.
HOW TO IDENTIFY THE ANIMAL UNDER YOUR PORCH OR SHED
You can figure out what type of animal is living under your porch or shed by finding the entry point and stuffing crumpled newspaper in it. An animal can easily move newspaper to enter or exit the hole. If the newspaper is removed at night, you are dealing with a nocturnal animal, such as an opossum, raccoon, or skunk. If the newspaper is moved during the day, it may be a woodchuck. You can also sprinkle flour near the entry point and see when footprints appear to find out when the animal is active.
WHAT TO DO ABOUT A WILD ANIMAL ON YOUR PROPERTY
If a wild animal is living in your attic or under your porch or shed, it can cause significant damage. Squirrels can chew through wood and insulation in attics. Squirrels and raccoons can leave urine and droppings that can create an awful smell and can endanger your health. Animals that burrow under a porch or deck can cause structural damage.
You should not try to trap a wild animal yourself because you could get bitten. Call the professionals at Anderson Wildlife Control. We will humanely live-trap and relocate the animal and seal off the entry point that it used to get in so it and others will not cause problems in the future. Contact us today to get an estimate for wildlife removal services in Connecticut.