If you need raccoon removal services near you, then you are in the right place. Please feel free to contact us now for more information on how we can solve your raccoon problem! Or, read on to discover why your friends and neighbors choose Animal Remover for raccoon removal.
At Animal Remover we provide safe, humane, reliable, and effective raccoon removal, trapping, control, and exclusion. If you have a raccoon or a family of raccoons causing problems on your property or in your attic we can provide the services to remove them and keep them out for the future. There is no raccoon problem that we can’t handle. Raccoons will chew or tear holes into various parts of your home to gain access into your attic or walls. Once in the attic they will defecate, urinate, cause damage to your attic insulation, and birth their kits (baby raccoons). When raccoons determine that your attic is a safe place for them to seek shelter and babies are successfully raised in your home, they will return year after year to raise their young.
When we first arrive on your property we start by performing a thorough raccoon inspection. This is the most important part of our service. We must determine where on the home the raccoons have gained entry. We also determine how much damage the raccoons have caused. Next, we start the raccoon removal process. Sometimes our wildlife specialist’ are able to remove the raccoons from the attic the same day. Other times we must set up traps when raccoons are in spaces that are inaccessible to our wildlife specialist. Once the raccoons have been removed we can repair the entry points caused by the raccoons to keep them out for the future. We do offer a full attic restoration service to remove any soiled insulation, raccoon droppings, or raccoon urine that may be in the attic. We also recommend fogging the attic with an antimicrobial deodorizer/disinfectant. We use only the latest and most up to date raccoon removal equipment and techniques to take care of your raccoon problem.
Through years of experience, we have developed specialized tactics for dealing with raccoons. Each situation is different therefore each situation must be carefully inspected so that we can develop custom raccoon removal solutions to fit your needs. Often raccoons will take up residence in places on homes that are high off ground. All our service trucks are equipped with ladders of assorted sizes so that we can access these areas.
We understand that often these situations are very pressing and you need fast service. We offer a 24-hour emergency service for your convenience.
Raccoons are classified as a nuisance animal species due to their habits of living in homes and buildings. It is very important to understandand to be able to identify when raccoons are causing a nuisance conflict with people. Raccoons have just as much of a right to be on the earth as we do. It is important to understand that raccoons have one goal in mind. That goal is to survive.
The most common complaints include the following:
Raccoons in the attic.
Raccoons in the crawlspace.
Chirping noises coming from attic or chimney.
Bird like noises coming from the walls.
Raccoons living in the chimney.
Raccoons on the roof.
Raccoons getting into garbage cans.
Raccoons eating pet food or bird seed.
Raccoons under the deck.
Raccoons under the porch.
Raccoons under the shed.
Raccoons droppings on deck.
Sick, potentially rabid raccoon (active during the day, walking around in circles, moving slowing, climbing up things and falling down).
Raccoon presence is alarming to domesticated animals.
For these reasons, many people wish to have nuisance raccoons trapped and removed.
(Procyon lotor) Raccoons, the most common nuisance animal are easy to recognize with their distinctive black mask and ringed tail. Raccoons are typically a variation of black and gray however colors can range from a dark black color to a light tan color. In many cases, raccoons have adapted to not be bothered by people, therefore, are a common invader of attics and crawl spaces. Adults range from 10 – 25lbs, with very few reaching to over 40lbs. They can live up to 12 years in the wild, though on average they live closer to 5-6 years. For the most part raccoons breed in February and March, however, some raccoons have been known to breed as late as July. They have a gestation period of 60-65 days. The females give birth to 1-7 kits with an average of 4. The mother raccoon is very protective of her babies. Like many mammals, they are primarily nocturnal, though some people spot them during the day, often when they are in search of food sources. Raccoons are omnivores and will eat almost anything from meats to fruits and vegetables. Their diet will mainly consist of berries, snakes, acorns, fish and frogs.
Raccoons are very common in urban and rural areas. Raccoons can adapt to live in almost any area. They are excellent climbers and are very nimble. Raccoons are also very strong, and they often explore new areas, tearing holes open in attics, soffits, roofs, and chimneys in search of food and shelter. Raccoons like to den in trees but due to growing development, they now prefer to den in attics. Raccoons will often alter their nocturnal instinct to make themselves available when food sources are available. In some cases, mother raccoons can be seen out during daylight hours.
Raccoons are one of the most commonly dealt with nuisance animals. They can adapt to living almost anywhere. Raccoons have learned that dumpsters and garbage can are available sources of food and that attics, chimneys, porches, and decks are excellent habitat. Raccoons will chew or tear a hole into an attic where they will defecate, urinate, and cause damage to attic insulation. If you have a raccoon in the attic, it’s going to make a big mess. They will search hard for food and are fond of tipping over trash cans, raiding dumpsters, and stealing pet food. They will often break into a screened-in porch to get pet food. Raccoons carry numerous parasites and diseases that can affect people and domesticated animals – more reason to call Animal Remover for raccoon removal now.
Raccoons are a common carrier of rabies, a potentially fatal disease. Raccoons also carry canine distemper, which can fatally harm your four-legged family members. Raccoon feces may contain raccoon roundworm, the spores of which humans can breathe in and become seriously infected by, so it is important to trap and remove nuisance raccoons if they are causing a nuisance on your property.
Raccoons are known carriers of several diseases that can be transmitted to humans, making it essential to address raccoon infestations promptly and effectively. One significant concern is the potential transmission of zoonotic diseases, such as rabies, leptospirosis, and raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis). Rabies is a viral disease that affects the central nervous system and can be fatal if left untreated. Raccoons are one of the primary wildlife species known to carry and transmit rabies, making it crucial to exercise caution around these animals. Leptospirosis, a bacterial infection, can be spread through contact with raccoon urine or contaminated water and soil, potentially leading to severe health complications in humans. Additionally, raccoon roundworm, commonly found in raccoon feces, can pose a significant risk if accidentally ingested or inhaled, potentially causing severe and even fatal neurological damage.
It's crucial to clean up raccoon feces, especially when found in your attic, due to the potential health risks associated with raccoon droppings. Raccoon feces may contain harmful parasites, including the eggs of raccoon roundworm. If the feces are disturbed, these eggs can become airborne, posing a risk of inhalation or ingestion. Inhaling or ingesting the eggs can lead to severe and even fatal neurological damage in humans. Therefore, proper cleanup and sanitization of areas contaminated by raccoon feces are essential to minimize the risk of exposure to harmful pathogens and protect the health and safety of you and your family. Trust our experienced team to safely and humanely remove raccoons from your property, minimizing the risk of zoonotic diseases and ensuring your well-being and peace of mind.
Getting rid of raccoons is not a simple task. There is not a magic wand or spray that can be applied to make raccoons go away. The only proven methods for effective raccoon removal is through physical removal, trapping, habitat modification, and exclusion. Raccoons will not respond to repellents, strobe lights, music, mothballs, or ammonia.
One-way doors are another common device used in the removal of raccoons. The idea is that the one-way door will allow the animal to leave the attic but not return. Using one-way doors is generally not recommended unless it’s being used in conjunction with other traps because the raccoons will return and try to chew another way into the attic. If someone locked you out of your home wouldn’t you do anything you could to get back in? There are no repellants available on the market that we have found that will effectively deter raccoons from living on a property.
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