After enjoying a nice Indian summer in Connecticut we are now starting to feel the real autumn weather. As the temperature starts to drop at night and the wind brings a chill you can expect to see more animals seeking shelter from the cold. A warm, well heated home is an ideal location for squirrels, raccoons and skunks. If you notice an increase in the presence of these critters near your home inspect your basement and attic to ensure they have not made your home their home.
Critters that enjoy the warm spring and summer season won’t hesitate to find a better home when fall and winter arrive. The colder air, rain and snow will force some animals from their natural dens in search of a warmer environment, especially if they are protecting their young. If your home is near woodlands you can be sure a variety of critters will be checking out your basement to see if there is a vacancy.
While raccoons, skunks and squirrels rarely pose a physical danger to people they can create quite a mess in your home and if left uninterrupted will have no trouble mating in your home and making it their place. This can lead to foul odors, torn up floors and walls and an increased risk to pets and children. When you spot wild animals scurrying about your property your first response should be to contact a trained animal control expert.
Many common critters are known t carry rabies and the last thing you want to do is try to handle a wild animal by yourself. Even if the animal is not rabid it may be carrying other diseases that can cause serious illness to a person if scratched or bitten. Also, animals tend to travel in packs and even if you only see one you can bet others are lurking nearby and before you know it your one on one fight has turned into a free for all.
Avoid problems with animals in the winter by having Anderson Wildlife Control inspect your home and take the necessary steps to ensuring your home is free of pests.