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Raccoons may look cute and cuddly, but the mask they wear is a true physical characteristic that matches its personality! Raccoons are sly and sneaky and they are out to steal your food and take up lodging in your home. With birthing season right around the corner, it’s important that you know a little bit about raccoons, including their traits and other characteristics and habits.
The Raccoon (or Procyon lotor) is a native animal in both North and South America. They also inhabit parts of Southern Canada, Europe and Germany. Even if you’ve never seen a raccoon, it’s unmistakable what they are when you come face to face with one. They have very distinctive black “masks” over their eyes as well a ring tail. They can be anywhere between 10 and 20 lbs (some fatties can actually make it up to 30 lbs) and are generally 2 and a half feet long from nose to tail. Raccoons can also live up to 15 years, though most don’t make it that far due to disease, predators, being hunted by humans, or becoming road-kill.
We find raccoons in the crawlspace and chimney and raccoons in the attic. Raccoons damage your home as they tear into your roof. We trap raccoons from your garage, yard and home. When you need professional raccoon removal, call AAAC Wildlife Removal. Once we remove the raccoons you may be left with damage to your home. We can repair damage to your attic, crawlspace and house. We can replace the insulation, clean-up, sanitize and deodorize. We will repair any entry points and fix any damage caused by raccoons.
While raccoons will feast on fruits, plants, nuts, insects, fish, birds, snakes and other small animals, they will also nose through our trash and steal food from our pets’ dishes. You see those beautiful flowers in your garden? They’ll dig those up as well. Some people dump cooking grease behind the fence so that it wouldn’t stink up the house by throwing it in the trash. Before long, all kinds of critters will visit your house waiting to be fed. As a matter of fact, the more comfortable they get with a particular neighborhood or home, the harder it is to remove them.
Raccoons are nocturnal eaters, which is why we rarely see them in the daylight. If you hear noises on your roof, in your chimney or in your attic, especially during the night, it is very likely that you have a raccoon. In order to take precautions, it’s best to call professionals to inspect your home and assess the situation. Traps will need to be set in the locations that the raccoons are most often going to. If you don’t get the raccoon removed before birthing season, which can be anywhere from early spring to late summer, you’re going to have a whole family to deal with. Momma raccoons normally give birth to 4 babies, or kits, to be more precise. Another hint of advice, if you don’t have the single raccoon removed before birthing season, once they babies are born, the momma raccoon will become more aggressive as they feel their youngins are being threatened.
Raccoons in the attic or crawlspace will defecate, urinate and contaminate attic insulation. These droppings can be infected with raccoon roundworm and present a hazard to anyone touching them. Raccoon roundworm disease is often fatal and normally affects small children who inadvertently ingest the droppings while in a yard or playground. Raccoons also carry rabies, distemper and mange. These diseases can be transmitted to humans and to your pets. Make sure your pets have been vaccinated against these harmful and fatal diseases.
A few tips to keep away unwanted raccoons:
* Feed all house pets inside, and remove food supply from yards or garages, including trash cans without a lid.
* Remove water supply as raccoons love water and will often seek food in areas that have water.
* Destroy or block off any areas of your home that can be used as a home for raccoons; these areas include entries to attics, chimneys, and garages.
The best advice we can provide is to call a professional to remove unwanted raccoons. AAAC Wildlife Removal provides efficient and humane removal methods and presents excellent customer service to all prospective and existing clients.
Trapping Raccoons is necessary in most cases. We know how to get rid of raccoons and have years of experience. Trapping a raccoon humanely is important to prevent injury to them. Getting rid of a raccoon is a process that should be carried out with proper planning. Raccoon removal can be done in an efficient manner with the proper training.
A raccoon will often find itself in a dumpster or window well. This potentially dangerous situation. There is a risk of being bitten by the animal. Untrained people should not attempt to remove a raccoon under any circumstances.
Removing a dead raccoon in your attic or crawlspace is a service that we provide including the deodorization of the area. Raccoons do occasionally die in unusual places and they must be removed as soon as possible. Leaving the Raccoon will only make the problem worse and cause further damage to your home and attract other animals and insects. Removing raccoon is the first step to making your home healthy again. Get rid of raccoons the right way before the problem gets out of control.
Many raccoons can carry diseases that can be detrimental to humans, such as fleas, ticks, lice, tapeworms, roundworms, distemper, leptospirosis, tuberculosis, mange and rabies. These diseases can also affect family pets (especially distemper and leptospirosis in dogs). However, not to be alarmed, most bacteria is spread by feces and saliva, both of which don’t often come into contact with humans- but be aware of your pets.
AAAC Wildlife Removal is your raccoon removal and control specialist. If you need a raccoon captured, call today!
Jesse TenleyWildlife Management Professional
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PO Box 25608 Columbia, SC 29224
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Raccoon Removal in Greenville, and Spartanburg
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