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 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.
Also, raccoons can carry diseases such as roundworm and rabies that could be dangerous to humans. Do not wait to solve a raccoon problem. Call us, a Town ‘n’ Country wildlife control service provider! today for raccoon removal services.
Town ‘n’ Country 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. 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. Don’t wait until you have a big raccoon problem before you act! Contact a Town ‘n’ Country 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 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 Town ‘n’ Country 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
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.
The 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
The traps are placed in areas where we suspect raccoons will frequent. 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 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 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
Poisoning raccoons to rid them of their presence is cruel and can lead to more serious 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 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. 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. 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. 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 will leave waste that will decompose and start to 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.
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. 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.
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. 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
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. 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.
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 Town ‘n’ Country
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.
In addition, raccoons can become aggressive when they are cornered and feel threatened. 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. 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 Town ‘n’ Country quickly and humanely. Call us today!
We also offer rodent control, bird control, bat removal, rodent removal, Town ‘n’ Country squirrel removal, dead animal removal, and other nuisance wildlife removal services you may need!
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About Town ‘n’ Country
Town ‘n’ Country is a census-designated place in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. The population was 78,442 at the 2010 census. Within Town ‘n’ Country are located Bay Crest Park, Countryway, Rocky Creek, Sweetwater Creek. Wikipedia
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