Raccoons are most commonly seen in North America, where their foraging habits can damage costly landscaping. They are a headache for homeowners and can actually be dangerous, as they are carriers of deadly illnesses like rabies and raccoon roundworm. These clever animals are one of the only mammals with human-like hands which they use to their advantage.
Keep Raccoons Out
There are a few different methods commonly used to keep raccoons off properties and discourage them from coming inside homes. Your technician will sometimes catch the critter using a one-way trap and make sure any entry points the raccoon may use are sealed.
A good rule of thumb to follow to keep raccoons off your property is to make sure your yard is tidy and any debris is cleaned up. Raccoons are also notoriously drawn to trash, so keeping your trash can lids on securely and stored in a garage may help lessen the chance of a raccoon invasion.
Common Raccoon Issues
- Structural damage to outbuildings and potentially homes
- Droppings and urine accumulated
- Trash around yard
- Dead livestock and poultry
A healthy raccoon is typically pretty skittish, but rabid raccoons display fearlessness regarding humans. Infected raccoons may also foam at the mouth and move about erratically while baring their teeth. However, not all infected individuals act strangely, so people must always use extreme caution around animals.
Raccoon Trapping and Removal Services
Critter Control specialists are experts at raccoon removal. Using the most advanced technologies and tools, our teams can solve any animal problems plaguing your home. Utilize our extensive knowledge and expertise to fix your raccoon problems by calling us today.