A battery of early winter storms has pushed animals such as squirrels and raccoon’s seeking shelter earlier this year than most. In most years we see these animals entering the attic areas of peoples single family homes in the early part of January, This year the invasion has started much earlier says Mike Hurley, a Wildlife Control professional based in the Nations capital. “We started seeing animals enter attics in the latter part of October this year” Hurley says. “Seems to be a sure sign of a very ugly winter in the east”. The national weather service has predicted a higher than normal snowfall average for the Mid-Atlantic states and so far, they are right on track. in the last week alone the Central Virginia area has seen 3 storms that have produced measurable snow fall. “The temperature at night seems to be more like January’s temperature” says Hurley, “This is one thing that will drive the animals into the attics early is a sudden drop in temperature” We have seen a rise in both squirrel and raccoon calls in the last month since the cold weather has set in,People are under the impression that the animals are up in the attic having babies, well this is not the cases this early in the winter, Raccoon will typically have their babies at the end of March in our region, in other areas of the country this may not be the case but here in Virginia, this is the time frame we see baby raccoon.
Mike Hurley and his group of trappers service the entire state of Virginia, they can be seen on the web at www.animalcontrolsolutions.com. If you have one of these furry animals trying to make your attic their home, give Hurley of one of his associates a call, the will help solve the problem and make sure it does not return.
This winter has not started out as sizable s lat winters early snowfall, but these steady cold temperatures has had the same affect on the squirrels and raccoon’s.
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