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What is a Rat Wall?

Who doesn’t love a summer barbecue with friends out on the deck or patio? As it turns out, humans aren’t the only creatures who like to hang around the deck! Decks, patios, sheds and other external structures provide ideal locations for animal dens. Animals such as groundhogs, skunks, opossums and raccoons like to burrow beneath these structures because the structures provide them with a secure overhead support for their dens. The challenge with decks It is easy enough to trap and remove a raccoon or groundhog living beneath a deck, but how do you stop other animals from returning? This is a particularly challenging problem, since each animal leaves behind a pheromone scent. The scent remains even after an animal is removed; this pheromone scent will attract other animals. This means that a deck or patio that has once had an animal living under it is more prone to future…

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