Wondering what that scratching or chattering you hear coming from your chimney is? It’s good you noticed, because sometimes animals in a chimney are in distress—having fallen inside by accident, they may be trapped. Sometimes, though, an animal chooses to enter your chimney, hoping to escape cold weather or looking for a safe place to raise young. If the chattering just began, wildlife babies may just now be getting to a size where their voices … [Read more...]
Matching the Resourcefulness of Raccoons
How to succeed in today’s constantly changing world? Ask your neighborhood raccoons! “Be smart, resourceful, and adaptable,” they’d say—qualities that have helped raccoons flourish in a growing range of places. So, exactly what does success require in the daily life of a raccoon? Depends upon where she lives, but let’s focus on those living in cities and towns. Staying Safe… Although deaths from hunting, trapping, and vehicle collisions are … [Read more...]
Looking for Tips on Raccoon Removal?
Has a raccoon entered your home through a pet entrance? Have you heard one rustling around inside your ceiling, walls, attic, or chimney? Don’t waste time and money on a temporary solution. Here’s the sensible raccoon removal advice you need to assess, solve, and prevent problems with raccoons in your home. For the easily observed accidental intruder… If you find a raccoon in a room of your home, remaining calm will help minimize trouble and … [Read more...]
What to Do About a Raccoon in Your Chimney
Raccoons think of chimneys as a perfect condominium, similar to the hollowed out tree they normally make their homes in. So it’s no surprise when they find an uncapped chimney with no other raccoons inside, they are tempted to take up residence and you wind up with a raccoon in your chimney. Sometimes it’s a solitary raccoon seeking shelter, but often, it’s a mom, looking for a place to safely raise her young until they’re ready to be on their … [Read more...]