Raccoon in the Attic
Raccoons are not only cute with their adorable bandit masks and waddles, they can also be a nuisance in your home. They can ruin insulation and create destruction in your attic. We can’t forget about their habits in the bathroom! 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. Don’t wait until you have a big raccoon problem before you act! Contact a Cheval wildlife control services provider (like us!) Contact us today to arrange raccoon removal.
Cheval Raccoon Removal
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! 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. Do not wait to solve a raccoon problem. Contact a Cheval wildlife control services provider (like us!) Contact us today to arrange raccoon removal.
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 is best to leave the job to the professionals. AAAC Wildlife Removal is a highly-respected and highly-recommended wildlife removal company in Cheval. 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.
The Raccoon Removal Process
Raccoon removal requires attention to detail and knowledge of the animals’ behavior. 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. We set the trap, bait it with peanut butter and check it daily to ensure nothing is 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 the entry holes
We seal any holes or gaps that could be used by animals to gain access to your attic. This is done with wire meshes and 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
After clean-up, we’ll fix any damage both inside and outside your home that was caused by the raccoon. This includes damage to the roofing, vents, soffits, fascia boards, and more.
Wildlife Removal and Pest Control
Poisoning raccoons to rid them of their presence is cruel and can lead to more serious problems. Poisoned pests will eventually die inside your home or in the structure of your building. Sometimes, you will not even know that the animal has died until days later and this will lead to a horrific odor throughout the home.
The dying animal will also crawl inside impossible to reach places and die there making their removal an even more challenging task. You will need to contact an animal control professional who may use several methods to remove the carcass of the animal from your property or home.
Our wildlife specialists will not use poisons but will use humane trapping methods to solve any raccoon issues you may have. 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 never work in any meaningful way. These products claim to repel raccoons from your home. 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.
Signs of Raccoon Infestation
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
Unpleasant smell of droppings
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.
Damage to your home’s exterior
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 nocturnal, so if you hear strange sounds at night it is very likely that you have a raccoon infestation. Scratching noises are very common as well as chewing and gnawing.
Trash strewn around the yard
Raccoons love digging through bags and garbage cans to find food. To get what they want, they will throw the cans and bags around your yard.
One of the easiest ways to spot a raccoon problem is by looking for their footprints in your yard or garden. Large paw prints are often left behind by raccoons. They have five toes on their front feet, and four on the back.
Were you aware that Raccoons have very sensitive hands that almost act as a second set of eyes?
Missing pet food
Raccoons can eat almost anything and are an omnivore. 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. They can become aggressive, scared, or even try to attack the animal.
Attic Clean up and Re-insulation
When it is determined that no other animals are in the attic, attic restoration can begin. We will first clean up any droppings and do disinfection as they could 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.
We will clean up your attic of raccoon waste, debris, and nesting materials to make sure that no harmful bacteria are left behind. Qualified professionals are the ones who should clean up raccoon waste as they can carry a variety of bacterias, including E.coli, hepatitis, salmonellosis, and hepatitis.
For Attic Restoration Services, contact us today!
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. If there are gaps that allow wildlife to pass through, they will be sealed and covered.
We will also fix any damage to the vinyl siding, gutters, and downspouts if raccoons have chewed through them or turned them into a source of water leakage onto your roofing structure.
For Wildlife Damage Repair, contact us today!
Raccoon Removal Cheval
Removing raccoons from homes can be dangerous and time-consuming. Neglecting to properly handle these animals can lead to many problems, especially if they aren’t trained or experienced. Raccoons are known to carry diseases like rabies and roundworm, which means that there is the real possibility of contracting a disease if you don’t know what to do.
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.
Wild animals should be handled by people who are trained and qualified to do so. At AAAC Wildlife Removal, our wildlife control operators are all trained and licensed professionals who have extensive knowledge of the animals that 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.
Our technicians are known for their outstanding service and exceptional results when it comes to wildlife removal. Don’t risk your health and safety. Call us today for the professional and humane removal of raccoons in Cheval!
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