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 Land O Lakes wildlife control services provider (like us!) Contact us today to arrange raccoon removal.
Land O Lakes 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! 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. Don’t wait until you have a big raccoon problem before you act! Call us, a Land O Lakes wildlife control service provider! 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’s best to let professionals do the job. AAAC Wildlife Removal is a highly-respected and highly-recommended wildlife removal company in Land O Lakes. 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.
Our 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. 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
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 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
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. 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
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. 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 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. 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.
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. Raccoons love pets and will often visit yards with animals that are outdoors.
Did you know that Raccoons are omnivorous?
Strange behavior in pets
When a wild animal approaches, pets will often behave strangely. 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.
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
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.
Contact us today for Wildlife Damage Repair!
Raccoon Removal Land O Lakes
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. 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. 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. We can remove raccoons from Land O Lakes quickly and humanely. Call us today!
We also offer rodent control, bird control, bat removal, rodent removal, Land O Lakes squirrel removal, dead animal removal, and other nuisance wildlife removal services you may need!
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About Land O’ Lakes
Land o’ Lakes is a census-designated place in Pasco County, Florida, United States. Land o’ Lakes is part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida MSA. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 31,145. Wikipedia
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