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Raccoon Removal

Due to their potentially aggressive and territorial nature, raccoon removal can be dangerous for someone Raccoon Removal lacking experience and the proper tools. Raccoons can carry a variety of diseases such as rabies, gastro-intestinal infections and roundworm that can be transmitted through bites or contaminated soil and water around the house. If you suspect a raccoon infestation, it’s crucial that you avoid contact with the animals and make sure to supervise children and pets in the area.

In addition to health threats, raccoons can tear up your yard and dig holes through your screens and walls. They are constantly in pursuit of food and dry shelter, which can cause them to find their way into crawl spaces such as chimneys and basements. Once inside they will destroy insulation in your home to create a nest for their young ones. If a raccoon happens to get stuck and die in one of those places, you’ll know as the bodies release a strong odor while they decay. We urge you to avoid handling the dead bodies as they can easily transmit the aforementioned diseases.

How to Prevent a Raccoon Invasion

There are steps you can take to avoid a raccoon invasion. If you or a professional has identified raccoons living near your home, ensure you keep them from gaining access by:

  • Keeping trash cans indoors or using ones with animal-proof lids.
  • Covering the top of your chimney with screen wire.
  • Regularly inspecting your attic, yard, and chimney for droppings, footprints, holes, or nests.

Rather than putting yourself or your family in harm’s way, enlist your local experts at Critter Control® of Cape Cod. Our dedicated wildlife management professionals are here when you need a consultation or animal removal services. Give us a call at 508-760-0404 to schedule your consultation today.


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