Wild animals like squirrels, raccoons, and skunks often seek out food and shelter in people’s yards. They sometimes even make their way into houses. If a wild animal has moved onto your property and is causing a nuisance, you should have it removed as soon as possible. If you put it off, the animal could cause damage to your property and could even put your family’s health at risk.
Squirrels Can Cause Damage to Your House
One of the most common problem animals in Connecticut is the squirrel. They often find small holes in a roof or siding and chew and scratch until the opening is wide enough for them to squeeze through. They build nests in attics, where they live out the winter and raise their young.
Squirrels can cause major destruction to a house. In addition to chewing to get in, they frequently chew on electrical wires. This can cause damage to the electrical system, power outages, and even a house fire. Squirrels also leave urine and droppings in attics, which can cause health problems in humans.
Raccoons Can Put Your Family at Risk
Raccoons are another frequent cause of problems for homeowners in Connecticut. They get into yards and dig through garbage cans looking for food, leaving a huge mess behind. They can get into sheds, under decks, and even into houses and leave behind waste. Raccoons can also carry rabies and can infect humans and pets with the disease if they bite.
Skunks Can Spray People and Pets
Skunks are problematic for Connecticut homeowners. They dig through trash cans looking for food. Skunks may also eat plants and dig up gardens looking for a meal. In addition, skunks are well known for the foul-smelling spray they use to defend themselves when they feel threatened. A person or pet that gets too close to a skunk may be sprayed, and it can be difficult to get rid of the smell.
What to Do If You Have a Wildlife Problem
If a wild animal has moved into your house or yard and is causing problems, don’t wait to take action. It will most likely cause damage to your property, which could range from a minor inconvenience to major destruction that requires expensive repairs. Squirrels, raccoons, and skunks can also put your family’s health at risk. It is best to take care of the problem immediately rather than wait and hope the animal will go away on its own.
You should not try to catch a wild animal by yourself because there is a good chance that you could be bitten or scratched. It is better to trust the professionals at Anderson Wildlife Control. We will humanely live-trap and relocate the animal to another place far enough away from your home that you will not need to worry about it coming back. We can even repair the damage the animal caused to your house. If you need to have a wild animal removed from your Connecticut property, contact Anderson Wildlife Control today.