Spring is typically the time of year when many species have their young. To raise their litters, wildlife such as skunks and raccoons will look for shelter that is safe from predators and close to food and water sources.
It is not unusual for these creatures to inhabit spaces under or in homes, buildings, and other structures. These areas are often well protected from the elements and potential predators.
Early Spring Wildlife Removal
As wildlife removal professionals, we recognize that it can be disruptive to have a raccoon or skunk family living under your home. However, removal is not ideal when the litter has not developed enough to follow their mother out of the nest.
Babies are often well hidden and difficult for wildlife control technicians to access. Plus, moving them at such a young age can be disruptive and may result in death. To allow animals the best chance of survival, they are best left alone at this fragile stage in their life cycle.
This stage typically lasts around eight weeks, between April and June. Once the young have developed enough to follow their mothers out to forage and hunt, it is safe to remove and exclude them. Of course, when our team puts an exclusion in place, we take every precaution to ensure no animals are trapped inside.
The best way to prevent wildlife from becoming a nuisance by sheltering in your home is to be proactive. We highly recommend any potential entrances to your crawl space, basement, or attic, be fully sealed to prevent wildlife from entering in the first place. Doing so will save you the worry and headache of having a raccoon or skunk as a neighbor.
If you ever have questions or believe wildlife has taken up residence in your home, do not hesitate to reach out. We will help you come up with a plan for timely, safe, and humane removal.