Owning a home is expensive, and homeowners often try to save money whenever and wherever they can. However, there are some tasks, such as raccoon removal in Milwaukee, that you simply have to leave to the professionals.
Your attempt at DIY raccoon removal could put yourself, your family, and the animals at risk. Here are some reasons why you should hire trained technicians who know how to get rid of raccoons safely.
What Does Professional Raccoon Removal Involve?
Homeowners with concerns about the costs involved in raccoon removal may not completely understand what the process involves. When we remove raccoons or other wild animals from a home, we first perform an assessment to figure out how to remove them in a way that inconveniences you as little as possible.
Following removal, the next step is to thoroughly clean any areas that the animals have contaminated with their excrement. Finally, we inspect your home for possible entry points where wildlife could get in and permanently seal them.
Why Is DIY Raccoon Removal Dangerous?
There is plenty of information available on how to perform raccoon removal yourself. What these sources don’t tell you is why DIY removal can be harmful.
You Could Get Hurt or Sick
Generally speaking, raccoons are not aggressive animals. However, they have a strong self-preservation instinct and, if threatened or cornered, may bite or scratch in self-defense. Raccoons have strong teeth and claws that could inflict serious injuries. They can also spread rabies and other potentially deadly diseases.
Even cleaning up after a raccoon infestation can be dangerous. Their feces may be infected with pathogenic bacteria, and you could expose yourself to disease if you attempt to clean up without proper PPE.
You Could Put the Raccoons at Risk
Even if you do not intend to harm the animals, your attempts at DIY raccoon control could injure them inadvertently.
You Could Waste Time and Money
DIY raccoon removal often involves trying to scare the animals with wild noises, bad smells, or bright lights. These are typically short-term fixes as raccoons are highly adaptable and are highly motivated by the food and shelter provided by a human home. You could waste a lot more money on fancy repellent sprays or motion-controlled lights than you would spend hiring professional raccoon removal in the first place.
You Could Separate Raccoon Kits From Their Mothers
When raccoons den in human homes, it’s usually to provide a safe home for their babies, called kits. Raccoon kits are dependent on their mothers for the first few months of life. If you remove the mother but not the kits, the kits could die trapped inside the house. The mother raccoon could also cause extensive damage trying to get back to her family.
You Could Negatively Impact the Ecosystem
If you succeed in trapping a raccoon, you may think it is humane to relocate it far from your home. However, releasing raccoons in unfamiliar territory could disorient them, so that they cannot find food, or put them in the path of predators.
A relocated raccoon could introduce disease into the native population. Furthermore, relocating the raccoon could impact its ecosystem in unpredictable ways.
Why Should You Hire Skedaddle for Raccoon Removal in Milwaukee?
When we perform professional raccoon removal, we don’t relocate them or separate families. We put the babies in a heated box outside so that the mother can find them and move them to a new den herself. We train our technicians to assess the situation and remove the wild animals efficiently and effectively so that you can get back to your normal life as soon as possible. Contact us for an initial assessment of your property.