Raccoon in the Attic
Raccoons may seem cute with their little bandit mask and adorable waddles, but they are actually terrible house guests. They can cause damage to your attic insulation and ruin it. And don’t get us started on their bathroom habits! Raccoons are not shy about marking their territory with urine or feces in places you wouldn’t imagine.
Also, raccoons can carry diseases such as roundworm and rabies that could be dangerous to humans. Do not wait to solve a raccoon problem. Call us, a Apollo Beach wildlife control service provider! today for raccoon removal services.
Apollo Beach Raccoon Removal
Raccoons are not only cute with their adorable bandit masks and waddles, but they can also be a nuisance in your home. They can cause damage to your attic insulation and ruin it. We can’t forget about their habits in the bathroom! You wouldn’t believe the territory that raccoons mark with urine and feces.
Also, raccoons can carry diseases such as roundworm and rabies that could be dangerous to humans. Don’t wait until you have a big raccoon problem before you act! Contact a Apollo Beach wildlife control services provider (like us!) today for raccoon removal services.
Professional Wildlife Trappers
In most cases, the best way to remove raccoons from your attic is through the use of a live trap, ideally through the use of a certified wildlife removal service. It’s never a good idea to just go to the hardware store and buy any traps that look like they will do the job.
It’s best to let professionals do the job. AAAC Wildlife Removal is a highly-respected and highly-recommended wildlife removal company in Apollo Beach. Our staff has received extensive training to ensure that all of our raccoon control methods are safe for both humans, your home, and the animals themselves.
Humane traps generally come in two forms:
- One way trap doors
- Two-way trap doors
One-way trap doors do a decent job of catching the raccoon, but two-way doors are generally more effective since raccoons will be more likely to go inside the trap if they can see through the other side.
Our Raccoon Removal Process
It takes attention to detail and a good understanding of the behavior of raccoons to remove them. Our raccoon removal professionals have been trained in animal behavior and biology, so they know how to deal with a variety of situations.
We use humane and safe methods to remove raccoons from your home or property. Here’s our process for raccoon removal:
- Set Traps
- Remove Raccoon
- Make home less attractive to wild animals
- Seal entry holes
- Clean attic
- Repair any damage done
We set the traps in areas we know raccoons frequent, including places we’ve seen droppings or damage. Once we set the trap and get it baited with a lure such as peanut butter, we check it every day to make sure nothing’s been caught.
Remove the raccoon
We will capture the raccoon and remove them from your property ensuring they can no longer return.
Reduce the appeal of your home to wild animals
We make sure that there are no food or water sources for wild animals nearby so that they won’t be tempted to come back into your home.
Seal all entry points
We seal any holes or gaps that could be used by animals to gain access to your attic. This can be done using wire meshes or caulking.
Clean up the attic
We’ll remove droppings and debris that the raccoons may have left behind. We will clean up any mess that the raccoons may have left behind so it doesn’t pose a danger to your health or the health of your family members.
Repair wildlife damage
We’ll clean up any damage caused by the raccoon to your home. This includes roof damage, soffits, and fascia boards.
Wildlife Removal and Pest Control
The use of poison to get rid of raccoons is not only cruel but can also lead to much larger problems. Pests that are poisoned will die and decompose inside your home or building structure. Sometimes you won’t even notice that an animal is dead until several days later. This will cause a horrible odor in your home.
A dying animal may also be able to crawl into difficult-to-reach places, and then die. This makes it even more difficult to remove them. This will cause the need to call an animal control professional that may use a variety of methods and tools in order to remove the dead animal carcass from your home or property.
Our wildlife experts will never use poisons and will instead use humane trapping methods to resolve any raccoon problems you might be having. The problem with many animal removal companies is that they do not have experience in dealing with these types of animals and may also cause more damage than the initial problem itself.
Raccoon repellents sold in the market almost never work. There are a number of these products out there that are advertised as being able to keep raccoons away from your property. These products are unlikely to have any effect on raccoons, as they can adapt to the sounds and smells.
They can even cause harm to pets and humans. The best way to repel raccoons is to make sure they don’t have access to your house and that there isn’t anything attracting them to your property.
Raccoon Infestation Signs
There are tell-tale signs that you have a problem with raccoons in your yard or home. An infestation is obvious if you see droppings around your home or the animal.
- Unpleasant smell of droppings
- Damage to your home’s exterior
- Strange noises
- Tipped over garbage bins
- Raccoon tracks
- Missing pet food
- Pets behaving strangely
Droppings that leave an unpleasant odor
Raccoons leave behind waste which will eventually decompose and smell. It is always a good idea to check your yard at night for raccoon droppings as this will be one of the first signs that you have an infestation problem on your hands.
Exterior damage to your home
Sharp teeth and claws are the hallmarks of raccoons. They can cause serious damage to your home’s exterior if they find entry points. To get into your home, they will rip off aluminum siding, wood vents, and plastic vents.
Raccoons are night-shifting, so it’s possible that you have an infestation. As well as chewing, gnawing, and scratching, raccoons can also make a lot of noises.
Tipped over garbage cans
Raccoons love to rummage through garbage cans and bags when looking for food. They will tip over the can, scatter the contents all over your yard and even tear up bags in order to get what they want.
One of the easiest ways to spot a raccoon problem is by looking for their footprints in your yard or garden. They usually leave behind large paw prints that are very easy to identify because they have five toes in their front feet and four in the rear.
Were you aware that Raccoons have very sensitive hands that almost act as a second set of eyes?
Missing pet food
Raccoons are omnivorous and will eat anything! They especially love pet food and are often attracted to yards where pets are fed outdoors.
Did you know that Raccoons are omnivorous?
Pets acting strangely
Pets will often act strangely when they sense that a wild animal is near. Pets can be aggressive, scared, or even attempt to attack wild animals.
Re-insulation and Clean Up of Attic
Attic restoration starts when it is established that there are no other animals present in the attic. Droppings are the first thing we’ll clean up and sanitize as they can contain the infectious raccoon roundworm.
Most of the time, insulation will need to be replaced even if it is not visibly damaged. After all other precautions have been taken, it should be replaced with a new layer.
To ensure that there are no harmful bacteria, we will clean out your attic from raccoon waste, debris, and nesting materials. Clean-up should be done by qualified professionals because raccoon feces can cause a wide variety of problems like E. coli infection, hepatitis, and salmonellosis to name a few.
Contact us today for Attic Restoration Services!
Wild Animal Damage Repair
Once clean-up is completed we’ll repair all damage caused by the raccoons such as ripped shingles or siding on your home or shed; chewed through wood trim around windows and doorways; etc. We can also replace insulation that has been damaged so badly that it needs to be replaced completely.
If we discover any holes in walls behind panels where raccoons have torn their way into the wall studs, we will seal them shut and sanitize the area. Furthermore, if there are any gaps large enough for wildlife to get through, these will be covered and sealed.
If raccoons have damaged your vinyl siding, gutters, or downspouts or made them a source for water leakage onto the roofing structure, we will repair that as well.
For Wildlife Damage Repair, contact us today!
Raccoon Removal Apollo Beach
It can be difficult and time-consuming to remove raccoons. Neglecting to properly handle these animals can lead to many problems, especially if they aren’t trained or experienced. There are diseases such as roundworm and rabies that raccoons can carry, so it is possible to contract them.
In addition, raccoons can become aggressive when they are cornered and feel threatened. If given the chance, they can use their sharp teeth and claws to bite and scratch.
People who have the necessary skills and training to handle wild animals are qualified. AAAC Wildlife Removal’s wildlife control workers are licensed and trained professionals with extensive knowledge about the animals we work with. When dealing with raccoon infestations, we know how to manage them. We use the most up-to-date equipment and safety gear.
When it comes to wildlife removal, our technicians always provide amazing service and outstanding results. Don’t risk your health and safety. We can remove raccoons from Apollo Beach quickly and humanely. Call us today!
We also offer rodent control, bird control, bat removal, rodent removal, Apollo Beach squirrel removal, dead animal removal, and other nuisance wildlife removal services you may need!
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About Apollo Beach
Apollo Beach is an unincorporated census-designated place in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. The population was 14,055 at the 2010 census, up from 7,444 at the 2000 census. Wikipedia
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