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. 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.
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. Contact a Gulfport wildlife control services provider (like us!) today for raccoon removal services.
Gulfport 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! Raccoons are not shy about marking their territory with urine or feces in places you wouldn’t imagine.
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 Gulfport 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. We at AAAC Wildlife Removal are a highly reputable and highly recommended wildlife removal company in the Gulfport area. 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
It takes attention to detail and a good understanding of the behavior of raccoons to remove them. The raccoon professionals are trained in biology and animal behavior so that they can handle a wide range of situations.
We use safe and humane methods to get rid of raccoons in your home. 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
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
So those wild animals don’t have access to food and water, we make sure they are not allowed in your home.
Seal the entry holes
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 can be done using wire meshes or caulking.
Clean up the attic
We will remove any droppings or debris the raccoons might have left behind. We clean up the mess so that it won’t create a health hazard for you or 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
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 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 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. However, most of these products have very limited effects on raccoons as the animals can simply adapt to the noises 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.
Raccoon Infestation Signs
You can tell if there are raccoons living in your yard. 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.
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. They will tear off anything from aluminum siding to wood and plastic vents in order to get inside your home.
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.
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.
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 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
When a wild animal approaches, pets will often behave strangely. Pets can be aggressive, scared, or even attempt to attack wild animals.
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.
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 also replace insulation that is damaged badly enough that it needs to be replaced entirely.
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 Gulfport
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.
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. We know how to handle them and we always wear the proper safety equipment and use the latest gear and techniques when we are working with raccoon infestations.
When it comes to wildlife removal, our technicians always provide amazing service and outstanding results. Do not expose yourself to potential injury or disease. We can remove raccoons from Gulfport quickly and humanely. Call us today!
We offer rodent control, rodent control, and bird control as well as bat removal, rodent removal Gulfport squirrel removal, dead animals removal, and any other nuisance wildlife removal services that you might need.
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