Raccoons enter dwellings for a variety of reasons that differ from season to season. No matter what the reason, it is imperative to start the process of eviction as soon as possible to limit the damage to your property (structural, electrical, and insulation) as well as the possible health concerns that living in tight quarters could bring (parasites/pathogens and possible human/k9 interactions). Below is a list of common reason that Raccoons enter homes.
- To Give Birth and Den
- To Look for Food
- To Look for Warmth
- To Look for Other Raccoons
- To Die
No matter what the reason, raccoons do not belong in your home. Blue Tick Pest & Wildlife Control will determine the quickest and most appropriate way to humanly remove the raccoon(s) and get your home back to the shape it was in.
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Raccoons are omnivores and eat a variety of food (including trash; hence the nickname trash-panda’s). The main food source however of raccoons in the wild are rodents and berries. Because Racoons have hearing and smelling similar to that of a dog, it is very easy for them to find this food, be it by scent or by listening.
GETTING RACCOONS OUT FOR GOOD!!!
A FAMILY OF RACCOONS IS LIVING IN MY ATTIC/CHIMNEY:
Female raccoons often den in attics and chimneys in February-July/August to keep their young safe from males. Attics and Chimney’s provide great shelter and attics can also provide a food source should there be rodents present in the attic. Sometimes there will also be a one or two-year-old daughter with a pregnant/new mother. Blue Tick Pest & Wildlife Control Specialists will help guide you through the process of making sure mom takes her babies to her new home as quickly as possible. Having young raccoons in the house is bad, but having young raccoons who have died in the house is no better. Blue Tick Pest & Wildlife Control Specialists will work to quickly and humanely:
- GET IT OUT: evict the family of raccoons,
- KEEP IT OUT: Secure the house so future raccoons who smell this one can’t get in
- MAKE IT GOOD AGAIN: clean, Sanitize & disinfect the affected area(s)
SANITIZING ATTIC AFTER HAVING RACCOONS
Depending on how long your raccoon or family of raccoons have been in your home can determine how much damage there could be. Although female raccoons often do not poop in the attic, they often will defecate on the roof. The pups however are not mobile when first born and will be peeing and pooping in the attic space. The damage raccoons can cause in the attic ranges from soiling of insulation to potential electrical issues. There are options!!
Although sometimes it is recommended to have the insulation removed and the attic sanitized/disinfected, then sprayed for ticks’ fleas and mites, it is not always our recommendation. Often, if we can get the critters out quickly, a simple sanitizing/fogging treatment will help clean your attic & insulation to the point where there is little to no concern about pathogens left by raccoon or their feces. This obviously includes removing of all visible and accessible fecal matter.
PEST MANAGEMENT AND RACCOONS
Reducing rodent activity in and around the structure will often help prevent raccoons from taking the step off of the fence line to look for food. This in turn, will make your structure/property less desirable as a dwelling because you will have reduced food source and with our exclusion, also reduced shelter-ability; two out of the three necessities of life for a raccoon.
Poop Fact: The feces of a raccoon can carry a round worm parasite actually called a raccoon roundworm. Babies and toddlers are most at risk for contracting the round work as they often are crawling around and putting their hands in their mouth…thereby delivering this parasite to their intestinal tract.
LET BLUE TICK PEST & WILDLIFE CONTROL SPECIALISTS BE YOUR PARTNER IN HELPING TO GET UNWANTED RACCOONS OUT, AND KEEP THEM OUT!!!! CALL NOW FOR YOUR FREE IN-HOME INSPECTION & ESTIMATE (720) 394-6335