How we remove your raccoon problems
1. Inspect the house for any access points and entry holes.
Raccoons are one of the most common pests in North America, and they can cause a lot of damage to your home if they get inside. Fortunately, there are a few telltale signs that can help you determine whether or not you have a raccoon problem. One of the most obvious is raccoon droppings. These are typically found near areas where raccoons have been active, such as in attics, crawl spaces, and basements. Raccoons also usually make a lot of noise when they’re moving around, so if you hear unusual noises coming from your attic or walls, it’s worth checking for raccoons. Finally, raccoons often tear up insulation and other materials in their search for food, so if you find shredded paper or fabric in your home, it’s a good idea to call an exterminator. By being on the lookout for these signs, you can help protect your home from raccoon damage. The first order of business when dealing with a raccoon infestation is locating their access point so that it can be repaired after removing the pests. You should also inspect your home for any damages and make a list, along with all materials needed to fix these problems in order to come out on top!
2. Keep an eye out for Baby Raccoons
Raccoon babies are often born in late spring or early summer. If you think you may have raccoon babies in your home, there are a few things you can look for. First, raccoons are nocturnal animals, so you may hear them moving around at night. You might also see them during the day if they’re getting into trash cans or raiding bird feeders. If you see raccoons during the day, it’s a good indicator that they’re looking for food for their young. Another tell-tale sign of raccoon babies is their size; raccoon babies are much smaller than adult raccoons, so if you see a small raccoon running around, it’s likely a baby. Finally, raccoon babies usually travel in groups, so if you see more than one raccoon, there’s a good chance they’re parents with their young.
3. Utilizing Trapping to Remove Raccoons.
Trapping raccoons can be an effective way to remove them from your property. However, it’s important to do so in a way that is humane and will not cause the raccoon undue stress or suffering. The most important thing to remember when trapping raccoons is to use a size-appropriate trap. Raccoons are medium-sized animals, so using a trap that is too small could result in the raccoon being injured, while using a trap that is too large could make it difficult for the raccoon to trigger the trap. Once you have selected an appropriate trap, baiting it with food that raccoons enjoy, such as chicken or fish, can help to attract them. It’s also important to set the trap in an area where raccoons are likely to travel, such as along a fence line or near a food source. Once the raccoon has been caught in the trap, it should be relocated to a new location at least 10 miles away from your property to ensure that it does not come back. With proper care and attention, you can humanely trap and remove raccoons from your property.
4. Clean up, and Fix any Damage to the House
If you’ve had the unfortunate experience of dealing with raccoons in your attic, you know that getting rid of them is only half the battle. Once they’re gone, you’re left with the task of cleaning up their mess and repairing the damage they’ve done. The first step is to remove all the debris left behind by the raccoons. This includes everything from droppings to insulation that’s been shredded for nesting material. Once you’ve got all the debris out, you can start repairing any damage to the structure of your attic. This may include patching holes in the walls or ceilings, repairing damaged insulation, and so on. Depending on the extent of the damage, this can be a big job. But once it’s done, you can rest assured that your attic is safe and free of raccoons for good.