Raccoons

Expert scavengers, raccoons can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home or business with their sharp teeth and hind claws. These nuisance animals are skilled at finding food sources—including pet food and trash—and routinely return to these locations. Raccoons are highly intelligent and like to seek shelter in dens where other raccoons currently live or once lived, making getting rid of raccoons especially difficult.

Signs of a raccoon problem

If your trash cans have been ransacked, you may have a raccoon problem. Other signs include:

  • Stains from urination and droppings
  • Tunnels
  • Chewed insulation
  • Bite marks on insulation pipes
  • Chewed electrical wiring

Raccoons are seen in our region year round, but you are most likely to have a raccoon problem in your home in early summer when raccoons look for dens in which to have cubs. Raccoons in rural areas often build dens in tree hollows or rock crevices, but urban raccoons don’t have that luxury. Instead, they seek shelter in attics, under decks, and in garages.

How do you get rid of raccoons?

Raccoon removal is a tricky process, and you should never attempt to capture a wild raccoon on your own. Our licensed and trained professionals use safe and humane trapping techniques to remove and relocate raccoons. We will also implement exclusion strategies to prohibit further infestations and clean up any mess left behind.