Raccoons are among the most common pest animals found in both urban and rural settings. As opportunistic scroungers, raccoons seem to find their way into almost any area. While they may be cute little critters, they can pose serious health issues for humans, and that is why it is so important to get them removed quickly. Continue reading this article to find out more about the raccoon and how important it is to have them removed from your property.
Why are raccoons on my property or in my attic?
Raccoons love to eat almost any type of food they can find. Some of the most common reasons raccoons come onto your property is to snag an easy meal. Whether it is fruit trees you have in your yard or easy access to dog food or trash, raccoons love it. You could also have a good tree or shelter for denning mothers that are about to have young raccoon pups. These are all some reasons for them being on your property.
Sometimes, raccoons decide to enter your attic. More often than not, this is a pregnant mother who wants a warm place to raise her young. Raccoons will get up into your attic if there are easy access points and they will make a den.
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What problems do raccoons cause?
Raccoons cause destruction of property and can pose serious health issues. Among the health issues can be the potential for rabies from the raccoon attacking a person or a pet. Raccoon roundworm is also a serious disease that can harm people. Among these diseases is Leptospirosis, a serious viral disease that can be potentially fatal.
In addition to these health concerns, there are destructive problems raccoons also cause. If they can find a way in, they will get into your attic and tear up the insulation and wiring. They will make a nest and raise their young, and could potentially find their way to a living space. There is also the potential for raccoons to die in your attic, causing terrible odors. As can be seen, it is best to remove the raccoons before the problems get serious.
Raccoons may seem like an easy animal to try to remove on your own. The issue with this lies in the fact that, more often than not, the raccoon that got into your attic was a pregnant mother who has made a nest and had her babies inside your attic. This poses a problem because, while you may be able to trap the mother and release her into the wild, the raccoon pups must be removed from the attic, or else they will suffer and die, causing terrible odors. Crawling through your attic that has been a host to raccoons is not a particularly good idea, as all kinds of diseases can be transmitted through places where the raccoons have defecated and urinated. The general consensus is to call in a professional wildlife removal service if you have raccoons on your property or in your attic.
Professional wildlife services provide much more than just being able to remove the problem raccoons from your property. In addition to this, they will oftentimes provide the service of restoring and fixing whatever damage the raccoon has done to your attic. They will also be able to assess the damage and recommend solutions. In addition to all of this, they will be able to inform you about how you can prevent any future raccoons from making their way onto your property or into your attic. The wildlife removal professionals may even be able to perform this preventive service as well.
Above all, hiring wildlife control professionals will help you sleep well at night knowing that the problem will be taken care of in its entirety. Assessment, removal, cleanup, preventive measures, and a safe and successful release into the wild are all steps in the process that you will not have to worry about. It is always a great idea to call a wildlife removal service whether you think you can do it on your own or not, as there may also be legal ramifications, depending on your area.
At the end of the day, raccoons can cause serious health issues and can damage your property. It is important to remove them and have it done right the first time. If you live in the Houston area (Harris or Montgomery County), consider reaching out to Quality Pest & Wildlife LLC, and put their years of experience to work for you today.