The phones have been ringing off the hook with customers who have been hearing odd noises inside their attics, crawlspaces, and chimneys. It’s no surprise to us at Northern Colorado Pest and Wildlife Control because we are used to baby season here in Colorado. Baby animal season has arrived in Colorado. April and May are when we start to see baby squirrels, baby skunks and baby raccoons. Each one of these little critters provides its own unique set of challenges to ensure that the mother and babies do not get separated. Unlike some of our competition, we practice and preach animal humaneness and we go out of our way to ensure that the mother and babies do not get separated. This philosophy can provide for some challenges when the animals do not cooperate but we have patience and we educate the customer before and during the process to make sure that both parties are on the same page with the same goal in mind.
Humanely Dealing With Baby Animals
There are two main methods to working with squirrels this time of year. If we can access the attic area and locate the babies, we will trap the adult squirrels and reunite the babies with the parents and relocate them as a family. In situations where we cannot access the babies, we will suspend the job until the babies are old enough to go outside on their own. And then we will either trap and relocate or use one-way doors to get them out of the attic but not back inside. All the squirrel services include minor repairs of entry points, to ensure that the same scenario does not happen again. Depending upon the severity of the damage, the technician may recommend the services of a carpenter or a roofer. When baby animal season has arrived in Colorado and you’ve got a family in your attic, schedule an appointment so we can help you.
Raccoon services are done in pretty much the same way as squirrels services except we can use pheromones and deterrents to encourage the mother raccoon to take the babies either out of the attic or the chimney. This does not always work but when it does, it is the best possible outcome. We also try not to use one-way doors for raccoons during baby season because the doors are too tough for the babies or too weak for the adult mother. All trapped raccoons would be relocated.
Skunks unfortunately are one species of animal in Colorado that requires euthanasia if the skunk is trapped. To get around having to euthanize skunks we typically wait until the babies are observed coming in and out of the den. And then we utilize one-way doors, that way we do not have to harm any of the animals. We can trap, but always recommend the one-way doors with the best interest of the skunks in mind.
Baby animal season has arrived in Colorado
As you can see, Northern Colorado Pest and Wildlife Control is not like your average wildlife removal company. We have the best interest of the wildlife in mind. We find that our customers really appreciate that about us. Hopefully, you never have any wildlife related problems in your home or business. But if you do, give us a call today.