Raccoon Removal / Control Services
Raccoons are usually classified as a pest species due to their habits of living in human dwellings. The most common complaints include the following:
- Raccoons living in the attic
- Raccoons living in the chimney
- Tipping over garbage cans
- Stealing pet food or bird seed
- Sick, potentially rabid raccoon
- Presence is alarming dogs/pets
Raccoons are one of the most commonly dealt with nuisance animals. They have adapted to living with humans. They have learned that garbage cans and dumpsters are excellent sources of food and that houses are excellent habitat. A mother raccoon will often tear a hole in a roof to access an attic, where they will make quite a mess and a lot of noise.
How Do I Get Rid Of Raccoons?
The only real means of getting rid of raccoons is through trapping and removal of the animals, and exclusion repairs to keep them out in the future. If you’ve got raccoons in your attic, it’s important that the wildlife operator searches for a litter of baby raccoons, and remove them by hand before trapping and removing the female raccoon. If it’s just raccoons outside causing trouble, they can be trapped and removed, but beware, they’ll often dig and grab anything within a few inches of the cage trap. There are also some lethal raccoon traps, but they’re not often used or even legal in all states.