With fall right around the corner and colder weather coming, wild animals will be looking for warm places to live through the winter months. Animals such as raccoons often find a way to get into houses and make nests there because those places are warm and dry.
Although raccoons have a tendency to choose a higher place, such as an attic, to make a nest, they sometimes live in basements. A basement may be cold and damp, but it is still warm and dry compared to the conditions outdoors. A basement can be a safe place for raccoons to live out the winter and for a mother to raise her young. Raccoons are becoming increasingly common in basements as they infest urban areas and scavenge for food in trash cans and pet bowls.
How to Tell If Raccoons Are Living in Your Basement
There are tell-tale signs that raccoons are living in your basement. You may find clear evidence, such as urine or droppings, or you may hear sounds. If you do, you should get the raccoons out as quickly as possible. Raccoons can cause major damage to a house by ripping out insulation and getting into ducts and vents, not to mention leaving a smelly mess with their waste.
How to Deal with Raccoons
If you see a raccoon in your basement, stay away from it. Raccoons can become aggressive if they feel that they or their babies are threatened. You should not try to trap or handle a raccoon yourself because you could be bitten or scratched. It is also possible that the raccoon is carrying rabies.
If raccoons are living in your basement, call the professionals at Anderson Wildlife Control. We have helped many Connecticut homeowners get rid of raccoons living in their homes.
We will live-trap the raccoons living in your basement and take them to another location a safe distance away to prevent them from coming back. We use only humane and environmentally friendly methods. We do not use poisons or pesticides or harm the animals we remove in any way.
After we have removed the raccoons, we will seal off the entry point they used to get into your house to prevent them from coming back or other animals from getting in the same way. If there is an adult female, there is a good chance that she has babies. If an entry point is sealed off with the babies inside the basement, they will starve to death. Before we seal off the entry point, we will make sure all of the raccoons are out. If raccoons are living in your basement, contact Anderson Wildlife Control today.