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Wildlife Problems in Racine, WI
Situated on the shores of Lake Michigan with the Root River running through its borders, Racine, WI, is no stranger to wildlife. Animals drawn to water, like raccoons, often invade local neighborhoods. Other pests that lose their habitats to urban development also seek out easy meals in homes and yards.
One of the most common rodents in Wisconsin is the tree squirrel. These pests frequently take refuge in attics, breaking in through loose vents or torn window screens. Once indoors, squirrels damage personal property and gnaw through wiring, which can lead to fire hazards.
Bats are a danger to Racine residents when they roost inside homes. These animals can transmit rabies to humans through both blood and saliva. Bat teeth are tiny, so bites often go unnoticed. Anyone who awakens to find a bat in their bedroom should seek immediate medical care.
Raccoons in the Yard
Though occasionally found in attics or basements, raccoons prefer the open air and varied opportunities of living in Wisconsin backyards. The pests create structural issues when they burrow under decks to give birth. They also tear into trash bags, steal from birdfeeders, and eat from pet food bowls.
Other Racine Nuisances
Much like raccoons, a skunk will den beneath porches. When startled by homeowners or pets, skunks attack their target with a foul spray. Foxes are another issue for Wisconsin residents, as these clever predators hunt for rodents and other small animals around homes. Backyard chicken coops are also at risk when a fox is on the prowl.
Q&A with Local Franchisee:
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
Bats in the attic. Squirrels in the attic. Raccoons in the attic. Birds nesting on homes and mice inside homes.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
1st quarter is slow, due to weather and low animal movement. 2nd quarter is very active with raccoon and squirrel offspring. 3rd quarter is very busy with bats. 4th quarter goes from bats in October to slow in December.
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Noises and scratching in the ceiling and walls. Bad odors eminating from anywhere in the house.
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Don’t feed any pets outside.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
As soon as they suspect a problem.
COMMON WILDLIFE ISSUES IN THIS LOCATION
- Animal Damage
- Animal Droppings
- Animal Noises
- Animal Odor Removal
- Animal Tracks in Yard
- Animals on the Roof
- Animals Under Homes & Porches
- Bats in Homes
- Bats in the Attic
- Carcass Removal from Homes
- Chimney Repairs
- Dead Animal Removal
- Humane Animal Trapping
- Mice in Walls & Attics
- Raccoon Trapping
- Raccoons in Attic
- Rats in Walls & Attics
- Seal Animal Entry Points in Homes
- Skunk Control
- Skunk Trapping
- Skunks Under Heating Units
- Squirrel Trapping
- Squirrels in Attics
- Squirrels in Homes
- Venomous Snake Removal
- Deer Mouse
- Flying Squirrels
- Ground Squirrels
Serving the following locations:
By County: Kenosha, Racine, Rock and Walworth
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (262) 792-9949
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by WAKKE, LLC, dba Critter Control of Southern Wisconsin.