Yes, it’s baby season and we understand you don’t want raccoons, skunks, squirrels, groundhogs, bats or any other critter living in your space! Goodness knows our space is more precious now than ever before.
Our homes have become our places of work, play, school and our sanctuary. It’s where we keep busy and where we relax. It where we socialize virtually. And we want our homes and our yards and property to be a peaceful, happy, productive area – especially now with the nice weather.
Hard to do when all you can hear is squeaking and squawking in your attic or can’t let your pets or kids outside to play because there’s a skunk living under your shed or deck! Oh, we know all about it.
But here’s the thing - if you live trap the mother animal and take her away then her babies can’t survive without her. If you cap your chimney the babies will die in your chimney. If you cover the hole in your roof or soffit her babies will die in your attic and the mother may very well do a lot of damage trying to get back inside your house any way she can! Yes, they are very maternal – especially raccoons.
That’s why calling a wildlife removal and pest control professional is so important especially during baby seasons. We have processes and solutions to take care of your wildlife issues and we offer preventive measures to avoid future invasions.
A raccoon will usually have a litter of 3-5 baby raccoon pups. The most common reason for a raccoon to enter an attic and choose to live there is the case of a female who needs a safe place to give birth and raise its babies. If you have blocked the mother out – or trapped her – check for nipples! If you can see them, you’ve got babies up there, and they’ve got to be found and removed or they will starve to death – and you will hear them chirping non-stop for their mother.
It’s also very common for Squirrels to nest and have their litters in attics. Skunks and groundhogs will often dig holes and have their litters under decks and sheds.
If you are going to tackle the issue yourself, please remove the babies first before you close off any entry points. Don’t set live traps in direct sunlight or near swimming pools and check your trap daily so the animal does not die in the trap. Release the animal where you caught it so the mother and babies will find each other and in case they have disease you are not spreading it into new animal populations.
We hope this helps and feel free to contact us even if just to ask some questions about your wildlife problem. We’re pleased to serve Woodstock, London, Brantford, Kitchener-Waterloo, Stratford and surrounding areas and we’re here to help you!