If you hear scurrying around your home at night, see your trashcans toppled over each trash day, or discover your dog food bags curiously ripped open in your garage, then you may be dealing with a raccoon infestation. Fortunately, local animal control technicians can help you remove the pests before they cause any serious property damage.
How Do Raccoons Get Inside?
From inclement weather to normal wear and tear, your home gets weaker as time goes on. If you do not fix it up and seal it up every now and then, you’ll give raccoons easy access to your home. These critters are nature’s bandits and have a knack for getting into seemingly impossible spaces with their cunning minds and nimble paws. Their favorite place to set up shop is in a cool, dark, attic where they can be left alone to scavenge for food, raise their young, and wreak havoc on your home’s interior.
Whether they enter your garage or your soffits, the damage they can do to your home is significant. Their large size normally means you can detect a raccoon infestation early on, but if not dealt with in a timely manner, you may suffer hundreds of dollars’ worth of damage before you are even aware how they got in.
How to Get Rid of Raccoons
While you may be able to find dozens of articles online about how to perform DIY raccoon removal, it is never an option an expert wildlife technician will recommend. This is because most homeowners do not have the proper tools or knowledge to remove raccoons on their own, and since these critters can carry dangerous diseases like rabies or leptospirosis, you risk exposing yourself to a harmful situation.
Effective Ways to Remove a Raccoon
Instead of attempting ineffective DIY raccoon removal tactics, rely on the licensed and trained wildlife removal experts at Critter Control of Orlando®. Our qualified wildlife removal team has created and perfected a four-step process to quickly and humanly remove raccoons from residential homes and commercial businesses, and keep them from coming back. Our process includes:
- Inspection – We’ll locate the raccoon and determine the extent of their damage.
- Removal – Using humane tactics like live traps, we’ll safely capture and remove all raccoons from your home.
- Restoration – We’ll handle any messes the critters left behind, so you can be sure your home is safe and sanitized.
- Exclusion – After locating all entry and exit points, we’ll patch them up and seal them so other critters can’t enter your home.