Getting a wasp nest in your garden is one thing. An infestation of rats isn’t particularly great either, but raccoons? Well, …you can’t exactly get rid of them by simply shooing them – now we’re talking about a wildlife invasion which can be a serious problem, and one which will require humane wildlife control.
These masked bandits are known for their stealth and their ingenuity. They’re a complete nuisance inside your home and will use any method possible to find your food. They carry diseases, make nests in your warm home, and cause costly damage. Let’s have a look at why raccoons were attracted to your home in the first place, and what you can do to safely remove them.
Raccoons Did What..?
Occasionally, raccoons can be surprisingly entertaining creatures. A resident of Trails of Dominion Park Apartments failed to see the funny side of her raccoon encounter. After returning home from a regular weeknight out, she found a pair of raccoons sitting at her front window, just as confused as she was. Quickly establishing that her uninvited guests were in fact raccoons, she had to think about how to best handle the problem. She contacted her building managers office, who sent out a brave maintenance employee as opposed to professional wildlife control.
The film shows two raccoons enjoying the stand-off with the homeowner before trashing just about everything inside the apartment.
Bo Rodriguez had a similar encounter when he returned home to find raccoons on his property. This time, the invaders were a little more relaxed about things – in fact, they may even have been celebrating some good news with a pool party. On viewing his garden camera, Bo couldn’t help being confused by the amount of splashing going on in his pool. Eventually, he realized that his suspected burglars were only 3 feet long and furry. The raccoons were in the middle of his pool, and Bo actually became worried for their safety, concerned they may be drowning.
Entering the garden however, he noticed them hopping out of the pool and jumping in again. The nocturnal animals had decided to take a relaxing dip in the pool.
Why You Don’t Want Raccoons on Your Property
Unfortunately, racoon encounters aren’t always as amusing as these. Raccoons are very strong, smart and resourceful animals. They’re also very stubborn, and therefore not particularly easy to remove. If they decide to make a nest within the warm interiors of your home, then you’re going to know all about it: they’ll make a racket running around in your attic at night; chew through electrical wires; destroy your trash, and worst yet, cause extensive damage to your homes building materials.
It’s also worth noting that raccoons are known to carry rabies. While not every single raccoon will be a carrier, the percentages are still alarmingly high. For that reason, it’s best to keep your distance from them.
How Skedaddle Can Help
At Skedaddle, our humane wildlife control strategies can keep your property safe from raccoons. Our highly trained technicians know their behaviors and habits even better than they do. Our system is safe and effective – we secure every possible raccoon entry point and remove both adults and kits from the nest. Once they are al safely removed, they will be reunited outside where they can move onto a new location which doesn’t cause harm to homes. As well as removing your current raccoon problem, we future-proof your home and make sure that you won’t be finding any more intruders on your property.