WILDLIFE SERVICES- RACCOON REMOVAL
Our service partners are trained on the effective removal of raccoons. They will survey the problem areas and determine the best method for trapping the raccoons. Once the raccoons are safely removed, they will seal affected area in order to discourage future nocturnal visitors.
Raccoons are attracted to food sources and locations. Some of those locations and steps you can take to lower the chances they’ll choose your property include:
- Garbage cans—even those with locking lids. They will open the can, tip it over, and forage through the garbage for food, scattering trash all over your yard. Garbage cans should always have tight-fitting lids. If necessary, they can be strapped down with bungee cords.
- Pet food. If you’re in the habit of leaving it outdoors overnight, there’s a good chance raccoons, or other wildlife, will visit every night. Take all pet food indoors at night.
- Inside a house, attic, garage, or garden shed. Entry holes should be located and sealed, and that’s something a wildlife removal expert will do as part of their service, after being sure any raccoons already present have been removed.
- Chimneys. A steel cap to keep critters out should protect the flu.
Raccoon Removal and Control
Raccoons may be cute, and even fun to watch if you happen to spot one foraging for food at night, but not so cute when they move into your home or other locations on your property. They’re called wildlife for a reason. Not only do they often make a lot of noise at night when you’re trying to sleep, they can also damage your property, their urine and feces creates a mess, and they sometimes transmit diseases such as rabies.
Once they’ve moved into your attic, garage, or residence, the only effective way to get raccoons to leave is to use a live trap to capture and relocate them. That’s a job best left to a wildlife removal expert.
How much does it cost to get rid of a raccoon?
Raccoon removal varies from state to state or city to city. The cost of a raccoon removal usually involves a service fee, trap set up, a fee for any additional animals plus repair cost if needed. For example, a flat fee of $500 for raccoon removal in an attic and sealing the up the point of entry. A $150 raccoon removal price may include the service fee, trap set up plus a service charge for each additional animal. Each raccoon removal is unique and depends on the location, accessibility to the location of the raccoon, number of raccoons, size of the point of entry and any sanitation procedures needed. Wildlife removal can be tricky so it’s best to contact Wildlife Control Specialist to solve your raccoon problem. We’ll give you a free quote to solve your raccoon problem.
What will scare a raccoon away?
Some homeowners use repellants to try to keep the critters at bay, but they seldom work. Raccoons are smart, determined, and, research shows, good at solving puzzles. They’re not easily deterred when trying to get to a food source or gain access to a structure.
Pepper spray, made from cayenne pepper or bear mace may temporarily scare raccoons away. Homemade raccoon repellants such as mothballs or wolf urine will not do the trick either. So if you are looking for what scent will keep raccoons away, the answer is not much.
Bright lights or flashing lights are also useless against the crafty wildlife critter. Also useless against raccoon control are high pitch, ultrasonic devices, so save your money. Don’t bother trying to control raccoons with these expensive devices.
Does animal control remove raccoons?
Can you call animal control for raccoon or other wildlife removal? The answer is no.
The main purpose of your city’s animal control service is to protect wildlife from spreading disease and care for raccoons if they are injured or out in the open. They will not remove raccoons from your home, attic, basement roof or crawl space.
What happens when removing a raccoon yourself?
Homeowners who try to do the job themselves run the risk of being bitten or they may find the traps empty. Being bitten by a rabid raccoon is possible and the bite can be deadly.
Another real problem with do it yourself raccoon removal is leaving baby raccoons behind. It’s a know fact that a female raccoon will tear into your home and do anything to get to her baby raccoons. This is a real problem and causes expensive repairs to roofs, walls and even electrical wires.
If you suspect raccoons are living in your home, call Wildlife Control Specialist. We’ll be happy to give you helpful advice and get rid of your raccoons.
We are experts in the removal of raccoons and other wildlife and, once they’re gone, we make sure your property is properly sealed and protected against their return. A quick response to your wildlife issue is guaranteed, and at an affordable price.
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