DATE POSTED: July 12, 2021
Raccoons are so cute when they are waddling around in the woods, washing their food in the brook, and all cuddled together in their treehouse dens. They frequently are made into talking cartoon characters that our children adore, and spend hours watching on TV. However, if you encounter a raccoon in the wild, you will understand very quickly that the TV version isn’t accurate. But oh my…
DATE POSTED: April 8, 2015
Raccoons are an amazing creature. Their little hands can take a quarter out of your pocket, flick a latch on a chicken coop and turn a knob on a door. When protecting a home from raccoons, homeowners must protect it as if they are trying to keep out a human burglar. They even look like burglars--little furry burglars. It is easy to forget that these cute and clever creatures can also be a threat.…
DATE POSTED: December 23, 2014
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.
DATE POSTED: November 18, 2014
No. It's not the boogy man--well, not JUST the boogy man. The older your house is and the less money you have spent sealing and securing it, the higher the odds are that at least one pest has made its way into your attic.
DATE POSTED: October 22, 2014
I'm just going to come out and say it, I'm a fan. Raccoons are just about the coolest animal in the world. When I was a young boy, my friend had a pet raccoon, and I was allowed to feed it through the wire mesh of the cage. I don't remember what food we were giving him, because this was a very long time ago. But I still remember the leathery hands of that raccoon, as he grabbed my finger, and held…