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.
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 New Port Richey East wildlife control services provider (like us!) today for raccoon removal services.
New Port Richey East Raccoon Removal
Raccoons are not only cute with their adorable bandit masks and waddles, but 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.
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 New Port Richey East 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’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’s best to let professionals do the job. AAAC Wildlife Removal is a highly-respected and highly-recommended wildlife removal company in New Port Richey East. 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.
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 any holes or gaps that could be used by animals to gain access to 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 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 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 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. 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. These products claim to repel raccoons from your home. However, most of these products have very limited effects on raccoons as the animals can simply adapt to the noises and smells.
They can even cause harm to pets and humans. 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.
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. You should always check your yard for raccoon droppings at night. This will give you an indication that there is an infestation.
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 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. 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?
Pets acting strangely
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.
Attic Clean up and Re-insulation
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.
Most of the time, insulation will need to be replaced even if it is not visibly damaged. After all other precautions have been taken, it should be replaced with a new layer.
To ensure that there are no harmful bacteria, we will clean out your attic from raccoon waste, debris, and nesting materials. 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 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. 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 New Port Richey East
Removing raccoons from homes can be dangerous and time-consuming. 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. 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. AAAC Wildlife Removal’s wildlife control workers are licensed and trained professionals with extensive knowledge about the animals 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. Do not expose yourself to potential injury or disease. We can remove raccoons from New Port Richey East quickly and humanely. Call us today!
We also offer rodent control, bird control, bat removal, rodent removal, New Port Richey East squirrel removal, dead animal removal, and other nuisance wildlife removal services you may need!
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New Port Richey East is an unincorporated census-designated place in Pasco County, Florida, United States adjacent to New Port Richey. The population was 9,916 at the 2000 census. Wikipedia
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