One of the larger species of wildlife you’ll find in your neighborhood, raccoons are one of the only animal species to have thrived with the growth of urban areas. These nocturnal creatures can grow to the height and length of a medium-sized dog, and they’ll eat almost anything, busying their dexterous little paws to get to their meals. This is where wildlife control services can assist.
Even though these native animals mean no harm, having one living nearby your home can spell trouble: tipped over trash cans, a dug-up garden, structural damage to your walls, not to mention the potential spread of disease, are all potential problems. Wildlife control services can help protect from raccoons in a humane way, keeping the animal, and your property, safe. Below we outline our method to ridding your home of raccoons.
Adherence to the best practices of wildlife control services always includes a thorough inspection of your property to begin with. What are the animal’s access points, and what food source are they attracted to? By identifying the animal’s passage into and around your home, it will be possible to block off these points down the line.
Raccoons are notorious carriers of disease, so cleaning up thoroughly is important if any feces or urine is found. Commonly deposited in attics and spaced between walls, it would be a health hazard not to sanitize the area. Our wildlife control services will do this for you, as comprehensive cleaning is key.
Implement a plan
Following inspection, wildlife control services will draw up a plan to implement, for your home’s specific needs. This includes blocking off entry points, and repairing any damages to your home that may have been caused by wily raccoons. Sometimes, raccoon babies can be found on properties, as these animals have many nests. If this is the case, every effort will be made to return the baby to its mother. We understand that these animals can be pests to humans, but they are also a valued native species of this corner of the world.
Some tips from wildlife control services
If you suspect your trash cans are being raided at night, fit them with secure locks that can’t be opened. Always prune tree limbs away from rooftops, and lock your shed and garage doors at night. Protect your plants with a greenhouse or garden wire, and always search for, and plug up, potential access points in your home, however small they may seem.