West Portland is no more protected from nuisance wildlife than any other suburban neighborhood in the Portland area. Raccoons, opossums, and skunks find West Portland neighborhoods a charming place to call home, and since it’s likely you do as well, it’s crucial that you’re able to keep these animals from damaging your property. Racoons, opossums, and skunks are only looking for two things: food and shelter. A warm crawl space, attic, basement, or storage shed can all provide the perfect home for these animals to live and breed. And once they take up residence, they can do a whole lot of damage in a short amount of time.
Here are a few tried and true tips that can keep wildlife nuisances from infesting your areas:
-Never, never, never feed a raccoon, opossum or skunk. Just don’t do it.
-Inspect all your vent screens to make sure they are in place. Usually, this is the only way that wildlife can access your crawl space, so it is critical to have them sealed and in place.
-If your garbage is left outside, be sure that it is secured so that you do not have a food source available to them.
If you have signs of wildlife on your West Portland home and need to have it addressed, contact Wildwoods immediately. Wildwoods has served Portland area communities for several years and can create timely and effective solutions to all your wildlife and pest control issues.