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. Call us, a Port Richey wildlife control service provider! Contact us today to arrange raccoon removal.
Port Richey 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! 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. Don’t wait until you have a big raccoon problem before you act! Contact a Port Richey 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’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. We at AAAC Wildlife Removal are a highly reputable and highly recommended wildlife removal company in the Port Richey area. 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
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
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
We will capture the raccoon and remove them from your property ensuring they can no longer return.
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 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 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 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 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 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. 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 never work in any meaningful way. These products claim to repel raccoons from your home. 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. 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
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
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.
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. 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.
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.
You can spot a problem raccoon by looking out for their footprints around your garden or yard. Large paw prints are often left behind by raccoons. They have five toes on their front feet, and four on the back.
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
When a wild animal approaches, pets will often behave strangely. They can become aggressive, scared, or even try to attack the animal.
Attic Clean up and Re-insulation
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. 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. 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
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 Port Richey
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. 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 Port Richey quickly and humanely. Call us today!
We offer rodent control, rodent control, and bird control as well as bat removal, rodent removal Port Richey squirrel removal, dead animals removal, and any other nuisance wildlife removal services that you might need.
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About Port Richey
Port Richey is a city in Pasco County, Florida, United States. It is a suburban city included in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. Wikipedia
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