In Connecticut we don’t have much of a variety when it comes to exotic animals. Skunks, beavers, raccoons, squirrels and bats make up most of the wildlife you are likely to encounter including a few deer, the occasional coyote and perhaps a fox or two.
However, as a homeowner or property manager for a commercial building you do need to be aware that the small animals native to Connecticut have a habit of making themselves at home in your building and if left undisturbed will continue to nest in your home or office and can cause significant damage, bring in the threat of rabies and in some cases raise their offspring.
Though most of the small animals you are likely to come across in Connecticut are fairly harmless, squirrels, raccoons and skunks are known for being extremely messy and if a group has gathered in your home or office it is important to rid them from the property before they get comfortable. You may spot a few of these pests running across the yard or sneaking into a tunnel by the basement but what you really need to do is find out where they are hiding in your building in order to safely remove them.
Depending on the time of day you may come across one of these small animals in their preferred hiding spots. Squirrels and bats are often discovered in the attic of a home, skunks tend to find safety underneath porches and decks and raccoons are likely to be found near garbage so the garage is a good place to look for these critters. Of course, no animal is tied to any specific area and as long as they feel safe they will make any room in your home or office a place for them to nest, hibernate and raise their young. If you notice groups of squirrels, raccoons and skunks near your home it’s a good idea to contact a professional animal control expert who can safely and humanely remove these critters.