This is the season when wildlife is more apt to come down into residential areas looking for food. So if you leave your garage door open, even for just a few minutes, you might run into a wild animal coming in looking for food or water. This is especially the case when you keep your trash inside your garage. It is best to try and put as much food down the trash disposal as possible and wrap the rest of it up tightly before putting it in the trash. This will help keep the smell of food down and hopefully keep as many animals out as possible.
If you run into an issue with a wild animal in your garage and the door is closed try to open the garage door from inside the house and see if the animal will leave. If this doesn’t work call animal services right away, but don’t go into the garage with the animal and put yourself at risk. They may seem harmless but they are not domesticated so you can’t be sure how they will respond to you.
If the animal damages your garage door you will want to make sure you get it fixed as soon as possible to avoid any other animals gaining access to your garage.