Your home is important to you, and we want to help you keep it free of pests. One of the most common types of pests that we get called to deal with is raccoons, and in this article, we’ll go over a few tips on how to deal with a raccoon infestation. Now, perhaps, you’ll know what to do if you ever find yourself dealing with this problem.
Raccoons are nocturnal (active predominantly during nighttime hours), so they can be hard to detect. Tipped over trash cans, damage to your garden
Just as human beings tend to spend more time outdoors when the weather is warm, so too do our furry friends. And, just as human beings tend to spend more time indoors when the weather turns colder, rainier, icier, and snowier, so too do our furry friends. There is a major distinction, however, between us and our furry friends: These critters do not have the ability to build modern homes with central heating and soft, cushy places to sleep
Raccoons are undeniably cute. When we see videos of them on social media, they are almost always doing something funny and entertaining. Yes, raccoons can be delightful and cute. But the vast majority of raccoons who attach themselves in some way to your property are not there to provide you with entertainment and they are certainly not there to be your pet. Minnesota Wild Animal Management can humanely remove raccoons from your property.
Were you recently welcomed by pests, bats or unwanted animal droppings throughout your attic when you entered your attic? This is the last thing that you want to see in your attic. For some homeowners, there are a lot of valuables stored in an attic. The thought of unwanted pests getting into these items can be rather disturbing. Unfortunately, dealing with these pests or their droppings should only be done by a professional. That’s where our team at Minnesota Wild Animal Management, Inc., comes to play. We’re here to provide highly effective attic restoration to our Minneapolis, MN community. Our team will seal entrance points, sanitize contaminated areas and blow in new insulation leaving your attic safe from unwanted visitors.
During the winter months in the Minneapolis area, many families use their chimney and fireplace regularly for some added heat around the home. During the other parts of the year, however, the chimney is one of those areas that gets ignored. That’s not necessarily the case, however, with animals. If an animal has made its way into your chimney, it may not know its way out without some professional removal assistance from our team at Minnesota Wild Animal Management. As you can see in this picture of one of our experienced technicians, just getting up on the latter to check things out is not for an untrained professional.
Raccoons are very interesting animals. They are omnivores, meaning that they eat plants and animals. They are curious and smart, and their love of food leads them to garbage cans and dumpsters all around us. Raccoons are generally recognizable because of their black mask on their face and the black rings around their tales. They are about 12” tall, 24-38” tall and weigh between 15-20 lbs. Raccoons have dexterous front paws that act like hands and they use them to access food in gardens, garbage cans in and around our homes. These paws can open doors, lids and even jars, and, when a raccoon finds a food source, it may continue to come back over and over, leaving a big mess behind. Raccoons also transmit disease to humans and pets, so it is important to take care of a raccoon problem quickly, if you have one. Minnesota Wild Animal Management Inc. can help you manage a raccoon problem once and for all.