Raccoons can thrive in a wide range of environments. Whether they’re in a city or in a suburban or rural area, raccoons are resourceful enough to find sources of food. If raccoons come to your yard looking for food, they’re likely to leave a path of destruction in their wake.
How Raccoons Can Damage the Lawn at Your Connecticut Home
Raccoons tend to dig through trash in search of their next meal. They frequently knock over cans, tear open bags, let the contents spill out, and leave trash strewn all over a property. The mess that raccoons leave behind can take hours to clean up. Realizing that raccoons have gone through your trash can be an unpleasant surprise, especially if you discover the mess when you’re about to leave for work.
Sometimes raccoons dig up yards in search of grubs. They can tear up chunks of grass, toss it about, and leave behind a series of holes. That can be more than an aesthetic problem; people or pets can get injured if they trip on the ground that has been torn up by raccoons.
How Raccoons Can Damage Your House and Other Structures
Raccoons don’t just enter people’s yards to look for food. They’re often seeking shelter from cold weather, rain, and snow. They might take up residence in a shed, garage, or house. Raccoons can find small openings, then bite and scratch to enlarge holes until they can fit through. Once raccoons get inside a building, they can damage its contents, as well as the structure itself, and leave waste behind.
Let Anderson Wildlife Control Handle Your Raccoon Problem
If raccoons have damaged your lawn, they might also try to enter your house, garage, or shed, if they haven’t already. If you have seen or heard a raccoon inside a structure on your property, you need to act quickly to minimize the damage.
Don’t try to trap or remove raccoons by yourself. They can bite or scratch if they feel threatened, and they sometimes carry rabies.
Leave the job to the professionals at Anderson Wildlife Control. We have the equipment, training, and experience necessary to handle raccoons safely and humanely, without using pesticides, poisons, or chemicals. We can also find the entry point that they used to get inside the building and make whatever repairs are necessary to keep raccoons and other animals from entering through the same route in the future.
Anderson Wildlife Control has been serving Connecticut homeowners since 1993. Contact us today to get help with your raccoon problem.