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When the weather turns colder, animals such as raccoons and squirrels look for warm places to make dens. One area where they often look is in a garage. A garage is a warm place that offers protection from snow, ice, and predators, which makes it an attractive location for an animal to take up residence for the winter.
PROBLEMS AN ANIMAL LIVING IN YOUR GARAGE CAN CAUSE
A wild animal living in your garage can be problematic for several reasons. If you keep trash cans in your garage, an animal will go through them looking for food and can create a mess all over your garage. An animal can also go through any boxes or containers you have stored in the garage looking for food. It can seek out warmth under the hood of your car and cause damage to the vehicle.
You should take steps to make your garage less attractive for wild animals. Cleaning out your garage, removing things that could attract wildlife, and making sure things are in good repair can reduce the likelihood of having wild animals in your garage.
CHECK YOUR GARAGE FOR NECESSARY REPAIRS
Your garage is probably not as tightly sealed as the rest of your house. It may also have damage that you may have overlooked or put off repairing. Check your garage for any broken windows and have them repaired because they can make it easy for wild animals to get in.
Make sure your garage door is working correctly. Grease the tracks and replace the springs if necessary. If your garage door is broken and cannot be closed properly, that is an invitation to wild animals.
CLEAN OUT YOUR GARAGE
Clean out your garage in the fall and spring. Remove everything, including vehicles and boxes, from the garage to check for animal nests. If you have boxes that are not sealed, empty them out to check for animals living inside. Sweep the garage and remove any trash. Wash your garbage cans to avoid attracting animals.
If there is any evidence of animals having lived in your garage, such as urine and droppings, clean it up. Use a power washer to remove any smells that could attract other animals.
ELIMINATE FOOD FROM YOUR GARAGE
Remove any food sources from your garage. If possible, store garbage cans outside. If you must keep them in your garage, make sure they have tightly sealed lids. Remove any food from your car that could attract animals.
WHAT TO DO IF AN ANIMAL IS LIVING IN YOUR GARAGE
If an animal is living in your garage, the best way to get rid of it is to have it trapped and relocated. You should not try to do this yourself because you could get bitten and some animals carry diseases.
Anderson Wildlife Control can humanely trap and remove any wild animals living in the garage at your Connecticut home. We will seal off the entry points they used to get in and repair any damage they caused. Contact us today to get an estimate.