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! 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! Call us, a Westchase wildlife control service provider! today for raccoon removal services.
Westchase 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! 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. Contact a Westchase 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. We at AAAC Wildlife Removal are a highly reputable and highly recommended wildlife removal company in the Westchase area. 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.
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
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
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 all entry points
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 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. 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. 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. 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 almost never work. 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.
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.
Raccoon Infestation Signs
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
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.
Damage to your home’s exterior
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 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.
Tipped over garbage cans
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?
Pets acting strangely
Pets will often act strangely when they sense that a wild animal is near. Pets can be aggressive, scared, or even attempt to attack wild animals.
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. 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
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.
For Wildlife Damage Repair, contact us today!
Raccoon Removal Westchase
Removing raccoons from homes can be dangerous and time-consuming. 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. 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 Westchase quickly and humanely. Call us today!
We also offer rodent control, bird control, bat removal, rodent removal, Westchase squirrel removal, dead animal removal, and other nuisance wildlife removal services you may need!
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Westchase is a census-designated place in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. The population was 21,747 at the 2010 census, up from 11,116 at the 2000 census. The census area encompasses most of the 33626 ZIP code area. Wikipedia
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