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Raccoon Removal: Are Raccoons Dangerous?

The most important thing to keep in mind about raccoons is that they are wild animals. They are very widespread in the U.S. and the number of people that have a raccoon encounter every year grows steadily. However, while some people tend to welcome such a meeting, others will likely panic if they spot the animal around their home or property. If you are situated in Milwaukee, seeing a raccoon in or around your property means you will likely need professional raccoon removal services.

Milwaukee Raccoon Removal: Do Raccoons Pose A Danger To Humans? 


Raccoons and wild animals in general favor avoiding contact with humans. This means they are typically likely to run away if they see you coming. However, there are situations in which raccoons will opt to attack humans. This is very rare but has been known to happen. The main reason for this is because many homeowners simply take the wrong approach to the masked critters. Some of the most common reasons for raccoon attacks, and the need for Milwaukee raccoon removal services at the same time include:

  • Making your home or property appealing to the wildlife
  • Intentionally feeding raccoons
  • Endangering baby raccoons discovered in your home

Raccoons are powerful enough to damage houses in order to gain access

Making Your Home Appealing To Raccoons


A sure way to be in need of raccoon removal services in Milwaukee is to have readily available food sources for raccoons in and around your property. Examples of such food sources are a pet’s outdoor food bowl or an unprotected trash can. As a result, a raccoon may become particularly accustomed to your presence. If you change your mind and attempt to chase the critter away or corner it, it is likely it may see this as a threat and attack you to defend itself.

Feeding Raccoons Intentionally


Humans should NOT feed wild animals as a general rule, as it is not good for them to be around humans altogether. If you have a habit of feeding raccoons and other critters intentionally, remember you are not doing them any favors. They are perfectly capable of sourcing food on their own, and the only thing you are doing is inviting wildlife in and around your home. If you tend to feed the raccoons by hand, they might not attack you but will typically bite you. Not a good idea, as raccoons are known to carry rabies.

Mother raccoons will aggressively defend their babies

Endangering Baby Raccoons Found In Your Home


One of the top reasons for needing Milwaukee raccoon removal services includes discovering a raccoon infestation in your home or property. Raccoons typically seek shelter for nesting in people’s crawl spaces, garages, chimneys, and attics. They usually do this so that the mother can give birth. If you get too close to the pups in an attempt to remove them, you risk an attack by the mother as they are very protective of their young.

Need Professional Help With Raccoons On Your Milwaukee Property? Call Skedaddle 


Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control is a company that takes great pride in its approach to solving wildlife problems and infestations. Thanks to its vast experience that goes back more than two decades, Skedaddle has developed a uniquely humane way to rid your home of any unwanted invaders. Skedaddle technicians are highly trained and experienced in performing removal with a hands-on approach and never use dangerous substances, traps or poisons. Contact Skedaddle today and keep your home raccoon-free.

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About the author:Marcus is the owner and operator of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control – Milwaukee. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Marcus combines the academic training (M.S. Wildlife Biology, UW Madison) with the field training and skills to be successful in resolving wildlife conflict for home and business owners.

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