Macomb County Raccoon Control

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

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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

If you are in need of Macomb County Raccoon Control service, call CMC Animal Control at (248) 904-5162 for help today!

Bat Removal Experts in Macomb County

bat removal experts macomb county miCMC Animal Control offers professional bat removal services in Macomb County, MI. If you have pesky bats in your attic or elsewhere in your house please call us at (248) 904-5162.

Do not let bats infest your attic. It’s important to know the 10 signs of a bat infestation and to take action immediately if you find you have one. Bats are known to carry diseases which can be fatal to humans and other animals, and their droppings contain the same.

Below are the top 10 signs of a bat infestation followed by a plan of action for those who believe they actually have one.

1. You see a bat in your house: This is one of the most obvious signs bats are living in your attic. Of course there could be that rare time that a random bat from the outside flies through your window and hopefully out of another one, but in this case, chances are, the bat was trying to get to its brew with the other bats or has squeezed through a hole in your attic and has come into the common area. If you see a bat flying around your home or even perched somewhere you’ve probably got an infestation and need to call the professionals.

2. Bat droppings (guano): Bat droppings aren’t hard to see. If you have an infestation you’ll usually see droppings on the outside outside of your home near their entry point. Home owners usually find them on porches, decks, window sills and virtually anywhere near their entry point.

3. Bat droppings in the attic: If you’ve paid a visit to your attic and have found what looks like animal droppings, you may have a potential infestation. In this case, you could have more than a bat problem as you won’t be able to identify which animal the droppings may have come from but if you are seeing some of the other signs in this list, you could have a bat problem. Read on.

4. High pitched squeaking sounds: Bats make various high pitched sounds to communicate and help themselves navigate their paths through the night. Of course hearing the sounds of bats around your home in the evening and night time doesn’t necessarily mean you have an infestation, but if this sign and other signs in this list are apparent you could have a problem to content with.

5. Scratching in the walls: Scratching or scurrying in the walls of your home can be a sign that any wild animal is living in your walls or attic, but combined with the other signs in this list, the problem can be narrowed down to a bat problem. Continue reading.

6. Brown or black stains around holes: Bats have a layer of grease on their coats and so wherever they are exiting or entering a home, they tend to leave greasy spots at those locations. If you were to perform a do-it-yourself inspection, and do find areas where there seems to be black smears around holes on your roof or the outside walls, you can almost guarantee bats are living in your attic. Note, these stains can be cleaned up but the area has to be sterilized.

7. Seeing dead bats around property: Like the other points, the sign isn’t always going to be an indicator that you’ve got an infestation, but generally speaking a dead bat on your property (or even in your home) isn’t a good sign. A dead bat usually means other bats are in the area and that you should definitely check out your home’s surroundings to make sure. A dead bat combined with the other signs in this list points to an existing infestation and the professionals need to be called just to make sure and to do an inspection.

8. Attic strange pungent odour: Strange and pungent odours coming from your attic are definitely a sign that some form of wildlife are living in your attic but in order to be sure it’s a bat, you need to take the other signs in this list into consideration. The small and odours may signify an animal infestation of any kind so it’s important to call the professionals who will determine the exact nature of the problem.

9. Smells like ammonia: If you smell a strong odour of ammonia, chances are you have a pile of bat guano somewhere near or inside your home. Guano (droppings) produces an almost toxic odour that’s similar to ammonia and a definite sign bats are somewhere near. Like most of the signs above, guano around the home isn’t necessarily a sign, but if you see it in your attic then you know you need to call someone.

10. You witness bats leaving your attic at sun-down: Bats sleep during the day and fly at night. They can usually be seen leaving a home they’ve setup roost in just around the time of sun-down. Unlike the signs above, seeing bats leaving your home’s attic in the evening is enough of a sign to not only give you the heebie-jeebies but it’s well enough evidence of an infestation. Call the professionals! source: morestar.ca

If you have bats in your home and need them removed please call CMC Animal Control of Macomb County, MI at (248) 904-5162. We specialize in the removal and exclusion of bats.