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. Don’t wait until you have a big raccoon problem before you act! Call us, a Spring Hill wildlife control service provider! today for raccoon removal services.
Spring Hill 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! Contact a Spring Hill wildlife control services provider (like us!) 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’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 is best to leave the job to the professionals. AAAC Wildlife Removal is a highly-respected and highly-recommended wildlife removal company in Spring Hill. 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.
The Raccoon Removal Process
It takes attention to detail and a good understanding of the behavior of raccoons to remove them. 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. 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
The traps are placed in areas where we suspect raccoons will frequent. 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.
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 will remove any droppings or debris the raccoons might 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 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. 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 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 almost never work. 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. 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
Unpleasant smell of droppings
Raccoons will leave waste that will decompose and start to 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
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 night-shifting, so it’s possible that you have an 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. To get what they want, they will throw the cans and bags around your yard.
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! 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.
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. 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
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.
We will seal any holes found behind panels that have been chewed by raccoons and then disinfect the area. Furthermore, if there are any gaps large enough for wildlife to get through, these will be covered and sealed.
We will also fix any damage to the vinyl siding, gutters, and downspouts if raccoons have chewed through them or turned them into a source of water leakage onto your roofing structure.
Contact us today for Wildlife Damage Repair!
Raccoon Removal Spring Hill
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.
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.
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.
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 Spring Hill quickly and humanely. Call us today!
We offer rodent control, rodent control, and bird control as well as bat removal, rodent removal Spring Hill squirrel removal, dead animals removal, and any other nuisance wildlife removal services that you might need.
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About Spring Hill
Spring Hill is a census-designated place in Hernando County, Florida, United States. The population was 98,621 at the 2010 census, up from 69,078 at the 2000 census. The American Community Survey estimated the population in 2017 to be 113,508. Wikipedia
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