Raccoons Cause Problems Both Indoors & Outdoors
Raccoons have always sought out food and shelter in or around human-occupied structures, and for a good reason. Homes and businesses alike can provide raccoons with everything they need to survive, and even thrive. These opportunistic pests can cause problems both indoors, and outdoors surrounding a property.
Raccoons Making Their Way Indoors
There are two possible scenarios of why raccoons get on the inside of a structure. The first scenario being accidental. Often raccoons fall into a chimney flue and will try to escape through a fireplace opening located inside the home or business. This scenario typically involves only a single raccoon that is looking for a way back outdoors. The second and more common scenario is when raccoons seek shelter indoors to give birth and raise their young.
Common Indoor Problem Areas
- Crawl Spaces
- Wall Voids
Common Entry Points
- Chimney Openings
- Dormet Soffits
- Pet Doors
- Crawl Spaces
- Soffit Vents
Raccoons Wreaking Havoc Outside
Clever and resourceful, raccoons find themselves becoming pests even if they stay outdoors. Whether it’s your trash receptacles being continually raided, or confrontations with your family dog, raccoons who spend enough time on your property outdoors, can cause just as much hassle as they can if they are inside.
Common Outdoor Problem Areas
- Pet Interactions
- Ponds (Manmade & Natural)
- Porches & Decks (underneath)
- Trash & Recycling Receptacles
Raccoon Removal & Control Solutions
When it comes to removing and controlling raccoon(s) whether the issue is inside or outside of your property, each situation can present its own unique set of challenges or circumstances, which is why are control solutions are tailored for each wildlife service we provide. There are however tried and true removal and control methods that wildlife removal professionals rely on for effective and humane solutions. The three most common methods used are:
Trapping - When a raccoon issue is happening outdoors, non-lethal trapping is the method most commonly used. Having a professional wildlife removal company perform wildlife trapping is often necessary to minimize and prevent the risk of contact with the animal which can result in bites and the spread of possible diseases.
Exclusion - Exclusion methods are by far the most effective solution for long-term control. Excluding involves identifying all current and potential entry points and professionally sealing or repairing them to prevent the animal from reentering the structure.
Free Property Inspection & Estimate
Our Wildlife Service Professionals start the process by providing you with a free property inspection and service estimate.
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