Many people think they can easily get rid of a raccoon once it’s nested in their attic or chimney. So, they use common sense approaches to getting rid of raccoons. For example: playing loud music where you think they may be. They like a peaceful and quiet environment. So, playing loud music can help make the raccoons leave.
But, these methods have their own drawbacks. Namely, raccoons running further into your house, or neighbors grumbling about the loud music at all hours. It’s best to call in World Class Wildlife Removal from the start.
World Class Wildlife Removal has a handle on raccoon removal. From living to dead animals we are trained professionals who have been in the market for many years. Keep reading for more about getting rid of raccoons and getting on with your life.
Getting Rid of Raccoons in Florida is Especially Tough
The safest technique to get rid of raccoons for good is to get in touch with a certified specialist to take care of your raccoon problem. World Class Wildlife Removal’s professional removal experts are trained to humanely catch and remove the troublesome raccoon from houses and attics.
In some areas, trapping and moving might not be a safe choice to accomplish on your own. Risking your own health and the health of your family is never a good idea.
How Do I Know If I Have A Raccoon Problem?
Just seeing a raccoon is not a sign of an issue. However, if you see a raccoon continuously or in combination with a scratching sound in your attic at night, in your crawlspace, or see noticeable damage such as missing siding, debris, insulation, uncommon smells, family pets showing signs of attack, and so on.
Raccoons wander neighborhoods, sometimes traveling in pairs, and causing chaos. However, most won’t be seen again once you’ve covered up your trash.
If they stick around they continue to cause carnage. In addition to raiding trash bins, they consume pet food (often entering into homes through dog or cat doors!), consume bird food out of your bird feeders, and destroy lawns going after beetle grubs and earthworms.
Eventually, they go into attics and uncapped chimneys to nest and birth young causing even bigger issues for homeowners.
Old Wive’s Tales for Removing Raccoons That You Should Avoid
Mothballs as a repellent is never ever a good idea. Mothballs are a registered pesticide and using them to get rid of raccoons goes against its label instructions. This can lead to direct poisonous exposure to your family and pets and in most cases is ineffective anyway.
The most efficient approach is to remove what’s drawing in the raccoons in the very first location if possible. Securing trash can covers with a strong bungee cord is a great idea. There are some commercially offered repellents however none are especially reliable.
Movement triggered lights, sprinklers and other devices have restricted effectiveness and most “motivated” raccoons will remain undeterred. If raccoons are entering through your attic or chimney, they ought to be removed by a professional and then all holes and vulnerable points should be secured with sheet metal or hardware fabric and proper screws or nails.
If what’s bringing in the raccoon can not be eliminated, then trapping or frightening is the next best option. Try harassment methods first as long as the technique does not require you to make contact with the animal.
Common Illnesses Spread By Raccoons
Illness spread by raccoons in the attic or home are Rabies, Raccoon Roundworm, Giardia, and Leptospirosis. Raccoons are also a host for parasites like Ticks, Fleas, and Termites which can transmit a number of diseases as well.
Anybody working in an attic, chimney, or any area where raccoon feces exists needs to use a protective respirator with HEPA filters, use gloves, and follow security practices to avoid accidental intake or inhalation of raccoon roundworm spores discovered in a lot of feces.
Get your home inspected by World Class Wildlife Removal and we can seal entry points after we make sure that all wildlife is gone. Getting expert grade repair work done is worth the cost to avoid health issues down the road.
The Key to Raccoon Removal is Calling in World Class Wildlife Removal
Remediation and tidy up from damage by raccoons such as urine, feces, chewed wires, and harmed insulation in attics and crawlspaces can be quite expensive rising well into the thousands of dollars if the damage is comprehensive. In some cases, the property owner’s insurance will cover some of the damage done by raccoons but not all.
Our team of professionals will make sure all your damage is cleaned up and sealed up not leaving you with the mess to clean up after.
Contact World Class Wildlife Removal today for any raccoon removal needs.