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 ruin insulation and create destruction in your attic. 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. Don’t wait until you have a big raccoon problem before you act! Call us, a Dunedin wildlife control service provider! today for raccoon removal services.
Dunedin 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. 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. Do not wait to solve a raccoon problem. Call us, a Dunedin wildlife control service provider! 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 is not a good idea just to go to the hardware shop and purchase any traps that seem to work.
It is best to leave the job to the professionals. AAAC Wildlife Removal is a highly-respected and highly-recommended wildlife removal company in Dunedin. All of our methods for controlling raccoons are safe for humans, pets, and your home.
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. This is our procedure for removing raccoons from your home or property.
- Set Traps
- Remove Raccoon
- Make home less attractive to wild animals
- Seal entry holes
- Clean attic
- Repair any damage done
The traps are placed in areas where we suspect raccoons will frequent. 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
So those wild animals don’t have access to food and water, we make sure they are not allowed in your home.
Seal all entry points
We seal up any gaps, holes, or crevices that might be used as a point of access by animals to get into your attic. This is done with wire meshes and caulking.
Clean up the attic
We will remove any droppings or debris the raccoons might 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 roof damage, soffits, and fascia boards.
Wildlife Removal and Pest Control
Poisoning raccoons to rid them of their presence is cruel and can lead to more serious 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.
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. 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.
Some may even be harmful to humans and pets when used around the property. You can repel raccoons by making sure they are not attracted to your home.
Signs of Raccoon Infestation
You can tell if there are raccoons living in your yard. Sightings of droppings or the animal itself, especially if they are seen hanging around your home is a sure sign that you have an infestation.
- 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 will leave waste that will decompose and start to smell. You should always check your yard for raccoon droppings at night. This will give you an indication that there is an infestation.
Damage to your home’s exterior
Raccoons have sharp teeth and claws and will cause damage to your home’s exterior when they’re looking for possible 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. Scratching noises are very common as well as chewing and gnawing.
Tipped over garbage cans
Raccoons love to rummage through garbage cans and bags when looking for food. To get what they want, they will throw the cans and bags around your yard.
You can spot a problem raccoon by looking out for their footprints around your garden or yard. 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! Raccoons love pets and will often visit yards with animals that are 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. We will first clean up any droppings and do disinfection as they could contain the infectious raccoon roundworm.
Insulation will most likely need to be replaced, even if it has not been damaged. It has been contaminated and a new layer should be put in its place after everything else has been taken care of.
We will clean up your attic of raccoon waste, debris, and nesting materials to make sure that no harmful bacteria are left behind. 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.
For Attic Restoration Services, contact us today!
Wild Animal Damage Repair
After cleanup is complete, we will repair any damage done by the raccoons. This includes ripped siding on your house or shed, chewed through wood trim around doors and windows, 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.
Contact us today for Wildlife Damage Repair!
Raccoon Removal Dunedin
It can be difficult and time-consuming to remove raccoons. A lot of problems can arise from improper handling of these animals, especially if you are not trained or experienced. There are diseases such as roundworm and rabies that raccoons can carry, so it is possible to contract them.
Raccoons are known to become aggressive when threatened or cornered. 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. 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 Dunedin quickly and humanely. Call us today!
We also offer rodent control, bird control, bat removal, rodent removal, Dunedin squirrel removal, dead animal removal, and other nuisance wildlife removal services you may need!
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