Macomb County Raccoon Control

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Macomb County Raccoon Control

How to Keep Raccoons Away From Your House

With their ringed, bushy tails, bandit-masked faces and endearing habit of rinsing their food in water before eating, raccoons seem more like a Disney creation than an actual animal. Despite their appealing looks and intelligence, raccoons (Procyon lotor) are wild animals that can bite if cornered, may transmit rabies or parasites and are capable of damaging your home and property. If raccoons are visiting your home, it’s best to take steps to drive this North American native away from your property.

Light and Sound

Raccoons are mainly nocturnal and prefer the cover of darkness while hunting for food. You can often discourage them from lingering on your property with bright lights or loud sounds. A simple porch light might not be enough for a stubborn raccoon, however. Motion-activated floodlights in several areas around your property are startling enough to make the masked mammal think twice about scavenging near your home. Because raccoons prefer to avoid human contact, the Human Society recommends setting a radio near trash cans or other spots the raccoons visit. Leave the radio set on a talk station with the volume turned high.

Repellents

Folk methods to discourage raccoon visitors abound. Common items used to repel these furry visitors include mothballs, ammonia, human hair and bleach. According to the Raccoons in the Attic website, none of these repellents is very effective against a determined raccoon or a female with cubs in the nest. Simple repellents might discourage other raccoons, however, so these should be your first line of defense against raccoon visitation. If a female has babies in or near your home, try raccoon eviction spray, made from male raccoons’ urine, to encourage the mother to move her babies to a new home.

Food Sources

Raccoons are omnivores, eating a wide variety of foods. Their diet is mostly composed of fruits, nuts, worms, insects, amphibians, fish, birds eggs and even an occasional small mammal or bird. If raccoons discover plentiful, easy food on your property, they’ll raid your yard rather than make the effort to hunt. Leaving pet food outdoors is a sure way to attract a local raccoon. Trash cans are another lure for these masked bandits. Use locking lids, or keep your garbage secured in the garage. Bird feeders are easy pickings for raccoons, so clean underneath the feeders daily, or consider taking them down at night.

Fences

The University of California warns that regular fences do little to keep raccoons out, as the animal both climbs and digs. If you have continuing problems with raccoons or are determined to keep them out of a home orchard, vegetable garden or yard, electrified fencing is the best option. You don’t need to keep the fence armed at all times, only during raccoon’s active hunting period of dusk to dawn. If raccoons are climbing trees to access the roof or food sources, wrap an electrified wire around the tree trunks to discourage them. source: homeguides.sfgate.com

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Macomb County Woodchuck Removal

Macomb County Woodchuck Removal – CMC Animal Control (248) 904-5162

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Macomb County Woodchuck RemovalWoodchucks Are Damaging to Your Home

Can Woodchuck Tunnels Damage Your Home’s Foundation?

Woodchucks, or groundhogs, are known for the tunnels they dig. Woodchuck burrows have wide openings and often have large piles of dirt thrown out around them. Burrows can have up to five entrances, and the tunnels may total up to 45 feet in length. Groundhog burrows are an average of five feet deep.

How Woodchuck Tunnels Can Threaten Your Home

Woodchucks tend to dig their burrows near buildings and other structures, such as sheds, patios, and decks, that can provide overhead stability. If a woodchuck digs a burrow near your home’s foundation, it can threaten your house’s structural stability. If the entrance to the burrow opens up against the foundation, water can seep in. This can eventually wear away the foundation and cause it to crumble.

Homeowners are often unaware that a groundhog has burrowed near their foundation. The burrows are underground and can go undetected for years. During that time, the foundation of the house can gradually be weakened, putting the safety of the occupants at risk. A homeowner may not be aware that a woodchuck burrow even exists until it collapses. At that point, the foundation of the house will already be damaged.

What to Do If a Groundhog Has Dug a Burrow on Your Property

If you have seen evidence of a groundhog living on your property, such as a hole in your yard and a pile of dirt nearby, there is a good chance that it burrowed near your home’s foundation. This is not something you should ignore since it can cause major structural damage.

You should have the woodchuck trapped and removed from your property as soon as possible by a professional. Don’t wait to take action to deal with your woodchuck problem. A groundhog can cause severe and potentially dangerous damage to your house’s foundation. source: andersonwildlifecontrolllc.com

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Macomb County Skunk Removal

Macomb County Skunk Removal – CMC Animal Control (248) 904-5162

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Macomb County Skunk Removal

How to Keep Skunks Away From House

Five steps to keep skunks away, involving habitat modification and food sources:

1 – Keep pet food indoors and secure garbage cans. Food remains the greatest pull for wandering wildlife. If possible, store your trash bins indoors at night, so their smell doesn’t attract skunks.

2 – Remove fruit that has fallen from your trees, especially those that produce nuts, berries, crabapples, or other fruits. Pick them as soon as they ripen and rake your yard as often as necessary.

3 – Remove brush piles; use gravel, fencing, or plywood to seal all holes and entrance points to locations that a skunk may find suitable for a home – like under an elevated house, a porch, sheds, decks, and foundations. Do same for barns and poultry houses.

4 – Apply a topical application to your lawn grass to eliminate food sources for the skunk.

5 – Skunks don’t usually make their own shelter but use dens that have been abandoned by other wildlife. Inspect your property and block all holes and burrows. source: wildlife-removal.com

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