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Snow Can Tell a Story

Winter has always been a fascinating season for me. I’m sure most—or at least some—of you agree with me on this. Watching the snow fall, admiring the perfectly white settled snow, and looking at the beautiful patterns of snowflakes on glass windows are some of the things we love about winter.

This season is also a great time to watch winter animals playing around. Anyone who is lucky enough to have witnessed a fox, a rabbit, or any other animal graciously moving through the white sheet of undisturbed snow will tell you that it is indeed a mesmerizing experience. But if that certain animal attempts to break into your home, would it still be as mesmerizing? I don’t think so.

Nuisance animals during the winter

It was a cold winter day when we received a phone call from a customer telling us that some kind of animal attempted to enter their house through their roof. I was intrigued. I headed over to the customer’s house and was instantly greeted by the following:

Raccoon snow tracks 1

Animal tracks! Based on their size and shape, we found out that these tracks were made by raccoons. Thanks to the snow we were able to easily follow the footprints.

Raccoon tracks 2

If you look closely at the photo above you will notice that the raccoon walked around the side of the house, presumably looking for a way inside. The raccoon walked around the bush and went towards the tree.

Raccoon snow tracks 3

The animal climbed up the tree (raccoons are great climbers, thanks to their agile paws) and on to the roof.

Raccoon destroys roof

From there the raccoon tried to break into my customer’s house. Thankfully their chimney is covered. The animal failed and decided to leave, but not before he tears up some shingles. The photo above shows that the raccoon did some significant amount of damage to the roof. The raccoon may have been looking for food or shelter; this happens quite frequently during the winter.

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Valparaiso Raccoon Removal

Raccoons are sturdy mammals that are generally found throughout the country. They normally weigh 10 to 30 pounds and measure about 2 to 3 feet long. They are typically active during the night and appear less energetic during the day. They have cat-like movements and masked faces that invite even the most wildlife-cautious people for a closer look. Some would feed and play with them out of their curiosity for the animal. Some may even take the young ones as pets. Like most wildlife, raccoons should be best left alone since they are potential carriers of rabies. While transmission to humans only happens rarely, the risk associated with them should never be ignored or taken lightly. When the presence of raccoons nearby alarms you and your family, consult Valparaiso raccoon removal experts immediately.

Valparaiso Raccoon Removal
Photo credit: kat+sam / Foter / CC BY

Raccoons have become more and more accustomed to urban and suburban areas nowadays. They may appear tamer than they actually are and have become less frightened of the people they encounter. They are not afraid of entering human properties in search of food and making human space their home and defecation area. And since they are great climbers and intelligent animals, they can easily enter your homes by climbing up the roof or going in the chimneys. In worse cases, they tear off roof shingles and fascia boards in their great need to access your attic or wall spaces. Because of these raccoon activities, these animals are considered pests by many homeowners. People dealing with such problem must hire professional experts in raccoon removal in Valparaiso for proper, safe and long-lasting solution.

Raccoons are opportunistic animals and will eat whatever is most accessible. And since they eat a wide variety of foods from insects to mammals, from grass to vegetables, and from leftover food to pet foods, these pesky creatures will notoriously invade garbage bins, gardens, agricultural crops, backyards, bird feeders, and poultry houses.

If raccoons are causing you so much trouble, do not tolerate nor wait for the situation to become worse. Solve your problems without exhausting yourself by simply availing of the professional raccoon removal Valparaiso has to offer. Get rid of raccoons and call us for all your  wildlife control needs today!

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