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Squirrels, Skunks And Raccoons, Oh My!

image of a squirrel seeking winter shelter

Would Dorothy be proclaiming this if she were to go up into your attic spaces, or crawl under your deck? Wild animals can be scary business--even animals you wouldn't expect to be dangerous, like a squirrel. A trapped animal, or an animal protecting her young, can be a danger to you and your family.

Wild animals also carry parasites and bacteria. Inside your house, they can spread disease and illness to your family, and infest your home with mites, ticks, lice, and fleas. They will not discriminate where they leave their excrement or urine, and they will not think twice about chewing your walls, or wrecking your property.

"Okay," you might say, "I'll just call Animal Control." While it is true, many towns and cities have an animal control branch, these civil servants only respond to immediate threats, like animals infected with rabies, and predators, like coyotes. There isn't much they're going to do about that skunk under your porch.

Another thing Animal Control won't do is seal up your home to prevent further wildlife problems. If you're getting raccoons in your attic, rodents in your wall voids and soffits, or skunks in your shed, you need the help of a professional pest control company.

Not all pest control companies are the same. If you're looking to protect your home from wild animals, you want a company that not only removes these intruders, but makes modifications to your home so other animals can't get in by the same means. Whether you have squirrels in your attic, bats in your eaves, raccoons in your chimney, or skunks under your deck, Big Blue Bug can take care of it. If you live in Mass, Rhode Island, or Connecticut, try them first.

If you don't have a Big Blue Bug near you, look for a company that is similar. Get one that will do free wildlife inspection, perform exclusions and modifications, has a catch-and-release program, and is a member of the National Pest Management Association. With the right company you'll be sure to solve that wildlife problem for good.