Raccoon Control

Raccoon Control, Trapping & Removal Services

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Raccoons are nocturnal animals that live across North America. They are clever, swift runners, strong climbers, and capable swimmers. Where raccoons come into close contact with humans, they are considered nuisances because of their opportunistic scavenging habits, which lead them to dig through garbage cans and make messes of home gardens.

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These small mammals are known for the distinct, black bandit-mask markings on their faces. Most raccoons weigh anywhere from 10 to 30 pounds and grow up to 3 feet long. Their bushy tails tend to add an additional foot to their total body length. Raccoons have dense, grayish-brown fur peppered with black and white, as well as a series of distinctive black rings on their tails.

DIET

Opportunistic and omnivorous, raccoons will eat just about anything they can get their hands on. Common meals include crayfish, frogs, turtles, fish, mice, insects, eggs, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and whatever they can scavenge from carrion and trash piles. They eagerly take advantage of vegetable gardens, unsecured garbage cans, pet food left outdoors, and even bird feeders.

HABITAT

Forests, marshes, prairies, and wooded areas near human habitations are ideal habitats for raccoons. The creatures prefer to live near a water source, such as a stream, lake, wetland area, or slow-moving river, but are highly adaptable and can learn to thrive in a variety of environments. They make dens in hollowed trees, rock crevices, and the abandoned dens of muskrats or similar animals. We most commonly remove raccoons from properties in GeorgiaTexasNorth CarolinaLouisiana, and South Carolina. Contact your local Trutech office today to learn about our raccoon removal and exclusion services!

TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

Wherever there are acceptable food sources, raccoons will set up denning sites. Residents may inadvertently invite raccoons into their yards by leaving pet food outdoors overnight or not sealing trash bins with lids. Though rare, they will venture inside through cat or dog doors if emboldened by the availability of food. Occasionally, raccoons make their dens beneath porches or inside unused attics.

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

When raccoons decide to den in attics, they can cause significant property damage. The animals tear up roof tiles and damage vents to gain entry. They establish latrine sites that can pose serious health risks if located on residential properties. In addition to rabies, raccoons spread diseases and parasites like raccoon roundworm, tularemia, giardia, salmonellosis, and leptospirosis. They also destroy home gardens, birdfeeders, and make messes of trash cans and garbage bins.

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

One of the most effective forms of raccoon control centers on keeping food sources to a minimum. In order to secure gardens, residents should run electrified wiring around the perimeter of fences, as raccoons are adept climbers and will not be stopped by regular fencing. Place large squirrel or raccoon baffles on the base of birdfeeders or frequently climbed trees, and secure garbage cans with tight-fitting or locking lids. To keep the creatures from gaining access to attics, trim back overhanging tree limbs and ensure all vents and windows are secured.

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

Raccoons are one of the most aggressive animals, and are known to carry several different types of diseases. For this reason, great care should be used in raccoon trapping and removal.
Due to their cleverness, nocturnal behavior, and natural agility, raccoons resist removal attempts made by inexperienced property owners. As they can also carry diseases, it is dangerous to approach the animals. Contact the trained specialists at Trutech all your raccoon trapping, removal, and control needs.