Houston residents have a serious love-hate relationship with nature’s clever bandits. On one hand, raccoons are adorable and captivating to watch as they explore their natural habitats but the tables that changes quickly when they wind up in spaces occupied by humans. As a result, raccoon removal has become an important service in the Houston area.
The Impact of Raccoon Presence on Houston Properties
Wildlife prevention can be a difficult task for owners and residents of Houston properties. Owners of rental properties may lose tenants or struggle to find tenants when raccoon problems persist. Raccoons make human habitation of buildings uncomfortable. They damage property and carry diseases that can endanger the health of people and domestic animals.
Why Raccoon Control is Such a Difficult task
Raccoons possess a set of qualities that make them especially challenging to control. They have a global reputation for being cunning and persistent. To top it all off, raccoons are bigger than many of the wildlife animals that tend to invade human spaces. Their weight allows them to move items that challenge other animals. Raccoons are known to topple bins that are too heavy for smaller animals to shift.
The fact that raccoons continuously learn and adapt in order to survive in urban spaces make them hard to keep out of buildings. Their dexterous paws are perfect for clutching, grasping and functioning as viable tools for them. This is why they are able to manipulate the handles on doors and lids on ‘raccoon-proof’ bins.
The nocturnal nature of raccoons also makes it difficult for DIY animal removers to handle them since much of their activities take place when humans are sleeping. Additionally, they possess a diverse diet consuming everything from tree bark to small animals. This means that almost everything that people leave lying around their properties , such as uneaten pet food, garden plants or garbage will attract raccoons.
In order to avoid raccoon removal, constant effort is needed to keep raccoons at bay. The animals are very shrewd when searching for food and will take advantage of any opportunity that is presented to them. As soon as the opportunity presents itself, they will strike. Examples of these opportunities include; a door left ajar inadvertently, an unsecured garbage bin or an unrepaired breach in a wall.
Recently, a Houston resident named Brittany experienced firsthand the cunning nature of raccoons when it comes to getting into buildings. She returned home to a shocking discovery that raccoons had found their way inside her apartment. The animals trashed the place, evidently in the hunt for food and she worried about the contamination that was left in their wake.
They never give up and seem to live by the adage ‘winners never quit’. Once they detect food on your premises, they will try repeatedly (and sometimes modify their strategies as well!) to ensure that they get in. They tend to establish dens nearby (in crawl spaces and garages for example) so that they can access their newly discovered food stores easily.
Expert Raccoon Control By Skedaddle
Expert intervention by teams such as Skedaddle is really the best option for Houston residents who wish to keep raccoons at bay. Skedaddle’s technicians prioritize the development of their raccoon control skills and knowledge. We make it a point of pride to be up to date on the latest developments in the animals’ behaviors in order to effectively exclude them from clients’ properties. Skedaddle is definitely ready to meet raccoon removal needs of Houston residents.