Raccoons and Squirrels Invading Your Home


It’s hard to say which animal is more of a hazard than the other when comparing squirrels and raccoons. Some have even gone so far as to imply they’re working together! In any event, if you’ve ever had to deal with either of these pests, you know how troublesome they can be.

Raccoons and Squirrels in the House

Squirrels and raccoons have both been seen in attics of homes. Squirrels are tiny hoarders that will leave mounds of nuts and other objects in your attic. Furthermore, they’ll make too much noise rushing about looking for more electrical wire and insulation to damage. Raccoons, due to their size, tend to rip out wider holes to get access to your attic. It also happens that they’re night-time dwellers and will thump around at night, which will keep you from getting a good night’s sleep (and the fact that they’ll make you tired makes it more difficult to get rid of them).

Raccoons and Squirrels in the Yard

Raccoons will, for the most part, leave your landscaping alone. When it comes to causing trouble, squirrels are the real culprits. They feast on your beautiful flowers before digging up other plants you worked so hard to establish. If you’re fortunate, it will just halt the development of the plants. They’ve been also known to wreak havoc on lawns in a variety of communities. It’s a frustrating situation to be in when you think how hard you worked and how much money you spent on materials to produce those plants, only to have them killed by these unwelcome invaders.
Gardeners aren’t the only ones who have reason to be concerned. Bird lovers will be shocked to see these rodents taking birdseed from their feeders and dispersing it all over their yard.

Raccoons and Squirrels in Your Trash

Squirrels are generally courteous and will leave your trash alone. Raccoons, on the other hand, are a different matter. These clever creatures are far too intelligent for their own good and can do an excellent job of breaking into your bins. To complicate things, after breaking in, they have the arrogance to dump waste all over your home while seeking for scraps of food. It’s also bad that they don’t clean up after themselves.

At City Pest Control, we offer a qualified crew specialized to wildlife management, such as squirrels and raccoons. They will thoroughly inspect your property to detect potential problem areas, access ways, and nests. They will carry out a safe and compassionate treatment strategy. Trapping and exclusion strategies may be used in custom solutions. Our sophisticated methods are both safe and humane. Call City Pest Control right away to schedule an inspection!

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