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Spring has an unwelcome side for home owners

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Natalie Thomas
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 5:46 PM -

Warmer temperatures and more sunshine are the hallmarks of spring, but home owners have another, less welcome, sign of the season to look forward to.

Animals will soon be emerging from hibernation looking for mates, or more abundant food sources now that the snow is not blanketing the landscape.

We spoke to an animal control expert who says raccoons,  squirrels and skunks will be more active, and looking for new places to live and house their young. For many of them, that will mean casting their eyes to humans' homes.


Related: First bear of the season captured on camera.


Aside from the smell (if it's a skunk) early-morning noises in the wall or the roof usually mean squirrels, while night-time noises could mean raccoons.

Watch the video above for tips on how to head the problem off before it starts.

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