Raccoons forage for food in your lawn, pet bowls, and garbage cans. If left to do their mischief, these animals may decide to make your home their home; causing a lot of damage in the process. They will inhabit attics, chimneys, beneath porches, and other structures. Wildlife control service from Bug-Off Exterminators will be able to help solve the costly problems a raccoon may be causing to your property. We can help treat or prevent issues from occurring or recurring in the future. Bug-Off Exterminators has the expertise, advice, and recommendations from 30 years experience of removing these pesky critters.
Easy frightened but fierce fighters when cornered. Raccoons live near streams or lakes, and use hollow trees, and rock crevices for dens. Sometimes they cause a nuisance raiding garbage cans, or using the attic and crawl area beneath the porch for a den. They often gain access into attics, basements, and crawlspaces by forcing open loose or broken vent covers, louvers, and windows. Female raccoons invade attics or enter uncapped chimney flues to birth their litters.
Our technicians will inspect your property and find any places where a raccoon may have decided to enter. The professional technician uses evidence such as raccoon droppings, tracks, visual spotting, and damage to analyze if the problem has been caused by raccoons. Then, they will make a plan to keep raccoons from entering your property in the future and patch the spots that need to be sealed.
All of our pest control technicians are licensed professionals who regularly perform all of the provided services. They perform services such as raccoon removal, sealing the roofline and gaps around the property, vacuuming droppings, and potentially removing any damaged insulation. They will give you suggestions to help treat the problem and keep it from recurring. You will want to keep trash cans inaccessible and out of sight. If you have trees close to your home, keep them trimmed so the pests don't have access to your roofline.
Live trapping is the best method to remove raccoons from around houses and commercial buildings. The trap can be baited and if necessary disguised to encourage wary animals to enter the trap. The live traps do not harm animals and allow the wildlife professional to safely relocate the raccoon.
Exclusion methods can be performed to prevent and guarantee future occurrences from happening.
The raccoon is known for its devious black facial mask that stands out from the white fur on the face, making it resemble a bandit. A raccoon's length can be anywhere between 16 and 28 inches including the ringed, bushy tail. They can weigh anywhere between 4 and 23 pounds. The nimble front paws and cleverness make this social animal a bit of a troublemaker. Raccoons are nocturnal animals and tend to be busy during the night hours.
In their natural habitat of forests, marshes and prairies; a raccoon will eat frogs, crayfish, mice, insects, or eggs. They will also eat fruit and plants, since they are omnivores. Raccoons will mate between late January and mid-March. Gestation can last anywhere between 54 to 70 days and usually a litter of two to five are born. When baby raccoons are two months old, they begin to follow their mother on her scavenges for food. Furthermore, in the wild, a raccoon's life expectancy is anywhere between 2-3 years and it is not uncommon for only half the young to survive its first year. In captivity, some raccoons have lived more than 20 years. If you have been hearing the scurrying of feet, noticing tipped trash cans, or seen raccoon droppings; you should order pest control service. We will help you solve your raccoon problems.