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.
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 Lake Magdalene wildlife control services provider (like us!) today for raccoon removal services.
Lake Magdalene 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. 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 Lake Magdalene 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 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 Lake Magdalene 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
Two-way traps are more effective than one-way ones. Raccoons will more likely go in if they can see the other side of the trap.
Our 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 safe and humane methods to get rid of raccoons in your home. 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
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
Once the raccoon is captured, we’ll remove them so that they aren’t able to return to your property.
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 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 clean up the mess so that it won’t create a health hazard for you or 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
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 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. 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. 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 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. You can repel raccoons by making sure they are not attracted to your home.
Raccoon Infestation Signs
There are tell-tale signs that you have a problem with raccoons in your yard or home. 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 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. They will tear off anything from aluminum siding to wood and plastic vents in order to get inside your home.
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 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?
Strange behavior in pets
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.
Re-insulation and Clean Up of Attic
When it is determined that no other animals are in the attic, attic restoration can begin. 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. 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. 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.
Contact us today for Attic Restoration Services!
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 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. If there are gaps that allow wildlife to pass through, they will be sealed and covered.
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 Lake Magdalene
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. 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. They have sharp teeth and claws that they will use to bite and scratch if given the opportunity.
People who have the necessary skills and training to handle wild animals are qualified. 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.
Our technicians are known for their outstanding service and exceptional results when it comes to wildlife removal. Don’t risk your health and safety. We can remove raccoons from Lake Magdalene quickly and humanely. Call us today!
We also offer rodent control, bird control, bat removal, rodent removal, Lake Magdalene squirrel removal, dead animal removal, and other nuisance wildlife removal services you may need!
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About Lake Magdalene
Lake Magdalene is a census-designated place in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. The population was 28,509 at the 2010 census. Wikipedia
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