When Racoons and Other Wildlife Make it Into Your Home

For most of us, our homes are a source of pride and joy. We invest a lot of time and money in them, so we want to make sure they look nice and presentable, and that there are not any other issues.

One way in which your home can quickly become destroyed is when wildlife makes its way inside. Wild animals don’t understand the social rules that humans play by and their actions are dictated by their nature, so they don’t understand how to behave properly inside. This means that they simply hunt for food, nest, defecate and groom wherever there is space available to, not caring or even realizing that this is your home that you have put so much into. They can also become panicked if their exit becomes blocked and they can’t find a way out, and then wreak even more havoc.

Raccoons are one of these types of animals. They are scavengers in the wild and remain scavengers when they make their way into our homes. They will root through your trash and pantry to find stuff to eat, leaving behind a huge mess, as well as contaminating your food with germs.

Another way they spread germs is through their feces. As well as leaving behind a nasty smell, it can also spread roundworm. This is not to mention all of the other germs that they carry into your home when they return from being outside. Worse again, they are also rabies carriers and we know we don’t have to go into detail for you to know how bad this is.

Racoons can also be quite vicious. They have been known to attack when being disturbed, which can mean that you essentially become afraid in your own home, tiptoeing around, trying to avoid angering your unwanted guests.


Professional wildlife removal is really the only option you have when raccoons have invaded your home. There is no way you will be able to figure out how to get rid of these animals by yourself. Not only do you require specialist knowledge in order to be able to do this, but you will also be putting yourself and anybody helping you at risk, as well as neighbours and passers-by, depending on how the racoons react to your intervention.

At Beacon Pest Control, we have everything you need in terms of wildlife removal. We are experts in the behaviour and habits of local animals and pests; we have all of the right equipment, including humane traps. We are up to date with all of the bylaws relating to animal protection and will not break any when we undertake professional wildlife removal in your home.

Don’t risk your health and home by allowing raccoons or other pests to continue to live there. It’s not fair on you, your family, or your neighbours. Instead, give Beacon Pest Control a call and we will send out a professional wildlife removal expert in order to assess the situation and come up with an effective wildlife removal  plan that will evict these pests from your home for good.