Raccoons In Cold Weather

December 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Raccoons

 Feed Your Pets But Not The Raccoons

When winter comes and it’s cold out, it is lean times for wildlife.

If you don’t want to come nose to nose with a raccoon on your Orlando porch when going out to get your paper, one simple remedy is removing the pet food for the evening.

Raccoons Have Free Reign

Raccoons may travel far and wide looking for something to eat. Raccoons survive naturally on acorns and stream life, but a dog or cat bowl outside your Tampa homeraccoon in a stream is easy pickings.

Your pet won’t starve being without its food until morning and the critters will be tempted to your Orange County doorstep. Raccoons will also be lured by food in any trash outside that is not in a secure location.

Wildlife Will Move In Without Notice

Holes in your Orlando home’s eaves make a fine winter shelter for raccoons. Not to mention¬† opossums, and squirrels as well. If they are comfortable in your attic over the next few months they may believe this location is a safe spot to rear their young.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
811 South Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

CALL 866-263-WILD (9453)

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