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Raccoon Info: Raccoons are easy to recognize with their distinctive black mask and ringed tail. Adults mature in about a year, and larger animals may eventually reach weights of more than 40 pounds. However, the raccoons in the south tend to the smaller size, about 10-14 pounds for adults. Raccoons are excellent climbers and are very dexterous. A raccoon's fingers are almost as nimble as a monkey's and they aid this creature in opening trash cans and boxes, and in disassembling building structures in order to find habitat. They are most active at night, seeking refuge during the daylights hours in hollow trees, dense vegetation, barns, chimneys, crawl spaces, walls, and attics. They are omnivores, and will feed on almost anything they can get their hands on. They are generally talented and intelligent, and live very well in conjunction with people. Our urban areas nationwide are full of raccoons!
Nuisance concerns: Raccoons have no trouble living in conjunction with humans, and have found our dwellings to provide excellent sources of food (trashcans & pet food) and shelter. Click any of these blue links for more info. Raccoons will find any entrance to your house, such as open soffits or vents, oftentimes causing damage to get in and if suitable, decide to set up a den. Chimneys are often a popular choice, as are attics and other crevices in a house. You don't want a raccoon as a housemate. They make quite a bit of noise, scratching, growling, walking around, and if juveniles, crying. Click here to see photos of removal of baby raccoons from an attic, which is always a very challenging job, which is sometimes dangerous and which requires a great deal of experience to do correctly. To see the advanced technique of the capture of a mother raccoon using her babies as bait, click here. An important reason to remove raccoons is because they cause damage to the house, prying new areas open. Once they are in, they can cause extensive damage to your attic (click to see photos of ripped ducts, soiled insulation, etc.) They will search hard for food, and tip over your trashcans. To catch them, I sometimes use special roof trapping methods such as the pictured mounted trap under a soffit. For an example of a really cool raccoon removal job I did, here are some great photos of a raccoon caught from an apartment.
Raccoons also pose a serious biohazard. They are host to a number of parasites and diseases that can infest people or pets. Raccoons can carry and spread Canine Distemper, a common and often fatal disease of dogs. It is caused by a virus and is spread most often when animals come in contact with the bodily secretions of other animals, such as raccoons, who are infected with the disease. Raccoons are also carriers of Rabies, a viral disease that causes progressive paralysis and death in mammals, including humans. Any raccoons exhibiting abnormal behavior, such as fearlessness toward humans, awkward and slow movements, or excessive daylight activity should be strictly avoided. Call AAAnimal Control to safely capture and remove any raccoons that you believe may be sick. Dens or other heavily utilized raccoon areas may be infested with the eggs of Raccoon Roundworm. This parasite can cause severe health problems in humans who accidentally inhale or ingest the eggs found in raccoon feces. This is of particular concern when children's play areas are nearby. Every effort should be made to remove raccoon feces from areas frequented by people. AAAnimal Control offers attic cleaning services with the aim to destroy 100% of harmful agents. Click here for a disturbing raccoon image.
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Raccoon control often requires special knowledge and methods that other critters don't require. The classic example is raccoons in the attic, which can be a very challenging job, particularly because
there is usually a nest of baby raccoons up there. Raccoons are also very strong and intelligent, and can outwit or break many types of traps. Experience is very important when it comes to catching
raccoons, and each trapping situation usually requires custom elements tailored to the situation at hand. If you need Tampa Raccoon Control, click the link to the left
for an expert trapper servicing the Tampa Bay area. For nationwide raccoon control and removal, click your state on the map on the home page.
Removing raccoon from your house - Whenever you hear a noise in your home, it?s safe to assume there is an animal inside. Most homes only know rodent invaders, but a few unfortunate buildings can be the den areas of a mother raccoon and her babies. Most raccoon inside of a building are female?not all?but most. The female is looking for a safe place to have her babies. Male raccoons are not as solitary as females, having overlapping territories with other males. This makes the occurrence of a lone male in your house rare. Once you know you have a raccoon, you need to assume there are kits somewhere inside of the home. A female may have babies anywhere she can squeeze into. If you can find them and remove them without the mother attacking you, you can use the litter as a lure for the adult. You should never try to handle the babies if the mother refuses to leave the room. This is how attacks happen and how people contract rabies. Consider trapping the adult by securing a cage trap on the exit hole of the building. When you enter, it should scare the raccoon out into the cage. Some females will stay to defend their babies, and that type of adult needs to be secured with a snare pole.
AAAnimal Control is a professional nuisance wildlife control company. It is my goal to provide information so that you can solve your wildlife problem in an effective and responsible manner. Wildlife services include animal trapping, capture & removal, plus animal damage repairs and preventative measures. We also offer biological cleanup and many other services. You can always browse this site for more details and info, about raccoon removal. If you live elsewhere in the US and have found this site and need a local trapper in your area, click here for a nationwide list of 100's of professional raccoon removal experts.