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! 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. Call us, a East Lake wildlife control service provider! Contact us today to arrange raccoon removal.
East Lake Raccoon Removal
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. We can’t forget about their habits in the bathroom! You wouldn’t believe the territory that raccoons mark with urine and feces.
Raccoons are also known to carry rabies, roundworm, and other diseases that can be harmful to humans. Do not wait to solve a raccoon problem. Call us, a East Lake wildlife control service provider! today for raccoon removal services.
Professional Wildlife Trappers
Most raccoons can be removed from an attic by using a live trap. 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 East Lake. 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
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
The traps are placed in areas where we suspect raccoons will frequent. 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
Once the raccoon is captured, we’ll remove them so that they aren’t able to return to your property.
Make your home less attractive 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 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
We’ll clean up any damage caused by the raccoon to your home. This includes damage to the roofing, vents, soffits, fascia boards, and more.
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. 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.
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 specialists will not use poisons but will use humane trapping methods to solve any raccoon issues you may have. Many animal removal companies don’t have the experience to deal with these animals. They may even cause more damage than the original problem.
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
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 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
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. 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. 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 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?
Strange behavior in pets
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.
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.
To ensure that there are no harmful bacteria, we will clean out your attic from raccoon waste, debris, and nesting materials. 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.
We will seal any holes found behind panels that have been chewed by raccoons and then disinfect the area. Furthermore, if there are any gaps large enough for wildlife to get through, these will be covered and sealed.
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 East Lake
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.
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.
Our technicians are known for their outstanding service and exceptional results when it comes to wildlife removal. Do not expose yourself to potential injury or disease. We can remove raccoons from East Lake quickly and humanely. Call us today!
We offer rodent control, rodent control, and bird control as well as bat removal, rodent removal East Lake squirrel removal, dead animals removal, and any other nuisance wildlife removal services that you might need.
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About East Lake
East Lake is a census-designated place in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. The population was 30,962 at the 2010 census. It was one of the last areas in the densely populated county to develop. It is often confused with East Lake in neighboring Hillsborough County. Wikipedia
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