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Raccoons! They’re cute animals no doubt and many people have often wondered why they cannot be domesticated like cats or dogs. This because raccoons are not as social as our other pets are. Raccoons, other than being cute have no more to offer. They cannot be domesticated since they have a rather aggressive approach to dealing with humans. They will bite you if they don’t agree with you or if you encroach on their personal space. Raccoons have therefore transformed themselves into more of pest creature. Additionally, they are known to be dangerous and can also infect us with a number of diseases most notably rabies. Raccoons do not relate well with our other pets and are strong and aggressive enough to kill a cat or a dog. Raccoons after not being able to be domesticated invade our homes and cause plenty of damage. This is by taking up shelter in our attics and our chimneys. They are noisy and destructive. Their feces and urine give breed to dangerous micro-organisms that can get airborne and cause severe chest conditions. These are the many reasons that have made raccoon removal essential for the health of many homes. This is where Nuisance Wildlife Rangers comes in. With many years of experience, we have the most dedicated and apt teams to deal with raccoons.
Why Are Raccoons Considered Pests?
A pest is a species of animal that causes damage and harm to humans. Pests cause damage as they destroy crops buildings and cause physical harm or affect us negatively in an economic way. Raccoons fulfill quite a number in their nuisance causing capabilities. Raccoons prefer to live in their natural habitats in wooded areas near water. Their habitat has however shrunk because of human influence. This has made them migrate into suburban America and thus the reason for most conflicts. They choose to live in yards and in chimneys attics, vents, and roofs. With this comes their destruction of the same said property. Raccoons have super dexterous paws. This makes them tear through anything interesting that they come along. Raccoons are also very inquisitive and will go through everything in your house in search of food or simply curiosity. This is because raccoons are credited for having superior intelligence. Raccoons are very noisy animals. You are bound to definitely feel their impact in your life if they choose to settle in your house. They are known carriers of the rabies virus. This means that allowing raccoons to interact with your pets can end disastrously for you. They’ll leave you exposed to diseases as your animals could also bite you.
Why Are Raccoons Dangerous To Home Owners?
As above mentioned, raccoons are very dangerous buggers. Their ability to cause destruction upon your home is unparalleled among the creatures their size. They can create large holes in your walls and as well tear apart the insulation of your attic. This leaves you exposed to heat and cold fluctuations that are frustrating and as well the image of a badly kept house. Females are often responsible for most of the destruction as they build dens for their pups. They will tear roofs apart and remove or destroy air conditioning ducts. If by any unfortunate instance a raccoon manages to build a nest, it soon after starts to defecate in the place it has built the nest. Raccoon feces and urine cause a hoard of dangerous diseases. Some diseases they’re likely to infect you with include salmonella, which cause digestive problems. Mostly severe diarrhea and abdominal pain. Sharing house space with raccoons also means increasing the possibility of physical confrontations. This means bites and scratches. It is important to have raccoon bites and scratches immediately treated as they could soon become infected.
What Should I Do With A Raccoon Problem?
If you already have a raccoon problem or see raccoons coming to encroach your compound space, just call an expert to manage this problem for you. Raccoons are not an easy species to manage alone. They are incredibly smart and will have all sorts of counters against any measures you put against them. Trying to deter raccoons or trap them may end badly both in terms of physical confrontation and the aspect that this may end up being an illegal exercise. In many states, it is considered illegal to try and move raccoons. This is because they may have off-springs in the near. This means trapping them or relocating them could lead to the death of their kits. It is usually very hard to find their kits so it is important to employ the employ an expert to do this. Only licensed wildlife handlers are allowed to relocate these animals. Trying to get rid of raccoons could go really badly and never really find a solution. This could go on and on without you managing to successfully get rid of raccoons. To avid frustrations and spent efforts, just allow an expert to help you. There is always the possibility of contracting rabies from a raccoon bite among other strange and deadly diseases.
What Scents Keep Raccoons Away?
Well, in this case, there are quite a number of useful substances and natural plants that can prove effective in keeping raccoons away. Raccoons have a very strong sense of smell and use their scent to track food. Using ammonia to drive them away is very effective. Ammonia releases a very strong and pungent smell that is unbearable even for us humans. Pouring cups of ammonia along those places where raccoons have been spotted really helps to chase them away. They just can’t stand it! Cayenne pepper. This is among the more friendly ways to fend off raccoons. Spraying a solution of cayenne in places like dumpsters is a really good idea. Raccoons are drawn to dumpsters for food and once they find the food is laced with pepper, they might not find your home as welcoming and this might go well into keeping them away. Mothballs are also a solution worth considering. These are chemicals which raccoons really hate. People often use them in garbage cans ward raccoons off. They should be used with care as children or other members of the family could get affected by the chemicals in mothballs. Ammonia should also be used carefully. It is really powerful and should be used when the raccoon problem is just overwhelming.
Raccoons In My Attic
Almost always when there is a raccoon in your attic, this is usually a female raccoon. Female raccoons will try their very best to find a safe spot to nest when they are pregnant. This is mostly so that the kits will be able to survive. Human habitats have become the best places to hide for most of these animals. This is because they are safe places which are warm. If we are being humane, it is not right to kick out a raccoon out of your attic if it has kits. This might mean that they will die. Instead, you could wait for about eight months and let them move out on their own when they’re all grown up. Don’t try trapping the animal and relocating it. It likely has babies who will starve and die if the mother is absent. Additionally, relocating it means the mother will try as best as it can to find her litter and may very well die in this process. This is because of unfamiliarity with the new environment, refusal to feed and this may mean the raccoon might get hit by trucks getting back to her young. It is really a sad thing to imagine. Avoid using inhumane methods. You could also consider using sins to tell the raccoons to get out. This could mean making their environment s uncomfortable as possible. Consider using loud music and flashing signs. This bothers the animal to decide to find a better place to hide. It is most wise to just call an animal control expert to handle this matter for you. Experts know the laws on raccoon removal. They will likely do a humane job and will take extra care handling the babies. The last thing to do once the raccoon are out properly seals the attic to ensure that the raccoons do not find entry back into your space.
Dangers Of Raccoons
Raccoons are admirable animals because of their inquisitive nature and their good looks. They look like little Zorros always up to no good. The cute kind of up to no good. However, they’re accompanied by plenty of evil-doing. Raccoons will ensure other pets find no peace. Raccoons are very inquisitive creatures. They are also fairly aggressive and are not afraid to wrestle other animals for territorial disputes. This can end badly if your pet is killed. Getting bit by rabies infected raccoon doesn’t give you superpowers. It gives you rabies. This means you must get treated for said illness. Raccoons are a known rabies carrying species. Avoid raccoons in your compound and avoid having to get rabies shots. Property damage. We all hate having to have unnecessary and costly repairs done for our house, don’t we? Well, raccoons will cause massive holes in your house and they possess a unique destructive force. Given the time they can render your home uninhabitable. They tear roofs and break pipes which leads to spillages. They also defecate and urinate on wood which leaves it unattractive to look at. This means more repairs. Their urine and defecation may also cause you to contract diseases. Raccoons are ferocious creatures. Handling them or letting them around our compound can mean you might get scratched or bit.
The best way to avoid having to deal with a raccoon problem is simply to prevent one. There a number of ways one can use to avoid a raccoon problem. Raccoons are drawn to our homes mostly because of food. Humans have become notorious for leaving food in garbage cans and raccoons just can’t help but settle with us in our homes where they have a regular food supply. This means that to prevent raccoons from taking up our space, cover up garbage bins effectively with super tight seal bag. This will make the raccoon is unable to open the trash bags and they can’t settle in your home. With outdoor pets, do not leave food outside otherwise the raccoons will come in to claim your pets’ food. Ensure you have a very clean garden that does not have any fallen fruits that can attract them. They are omnivorous feeders and will not just eat meat, they will also eat fruits. If your neighbors have raccoons in their homes, encourage them to call wildlife control to manage the situation. This ensures that they don’t go causing damage all around the neighborhood.
Like most other wildlife, raccoons are perfectly capable of finding their own food. It is then important to ensure that you do not feed raccoons. This prevents them from associating humans with food. This is important because they revere us more and goes a long way to ensure they don’t attract them into our homes. This will ensure that we increase their survival chances. Animals that are heavily dependent o human beings or their food can suffer immensely should a human decide to relocate or if the animals encounter other humans who are not as friendly as the initial friendly human.
Handing Aggressive Raccoons
Raccoons do not have a first instinct to be aggressive with people. This happens when the raccoon feels cornered and as a last resort. Allow the raccoon some space to come out of the cornered position. Then wave your hands to show it away and it will leave. If you spot an aggressive raccoon in your yard you could chase it away by spraying a jet of water on it from your water hose. Always avoid charging aggressively at it. This may end very badly. An aggressive one may very well mean that it is infected with rabies.
Raccoons are not the friendliest bunch. They have the strength and agility that would scare most. They are better left in the wild where they would do well and help the eco-system. When raccoons decide to settle with us they are no doubt definitely a nuisance to us. It is therefore important that raccoon removal is done to reduce some of the effects that come along with them. This is why Nuisance Wildlife Rangers s here. With over four years in the business of wildlife control, we are definitely the best anyone could rely on when it comes to getting these strange little creatures out of your space.
Damage that Raccoons do to Your Home or Building
Raccoons, true to their robber-like appearance, can cause plenty of chaos in and around your home. They can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage and waste hours of your life as you try to get rid of them. What kind of damage do they cause? Read on to find out!
Like with most pests invading your home, the garden will be the raccoon’s first target. The hours you spent cultivating your yard to make it look good and even bear fruit will be wasted once these critters show up. Any fruits and vegetables you have growing will quickly be chowed on, as raccoons can be quite partial to them. You’ll even see these invaders tossing up dirt and ruining your garden by digging holes all over the place as they search for worms and other insects to eat.
Torn Down Walls
Most raccoons trying to get into your home are on the run and in search of some warm shelter, and your home just happens to be the perfect place. When they get desperate enough, raccoons are known to claw at a home’s walls to make an entry. They might also try to chew or remove boards in their way. This is especially true for female raccoons looking for a safe place to raise their young.
The dark, abandoned space in your attic is usually a raccoon’s prime target. Unfortunately, that’s also where all your home’s insulation is, so you can imagine the damage they’ll cause. Not only will they rip through it by accident, thanks to their large and heavy bodies, but female raccoons are known to frequently use the stuff to build their nests. This in turn helps weaken your home’s structure and makes maintaining the right temperature much harder.
Your pipe’s insulation isn’t safe either, and their removal can cause the water to freeze up in the winter and the pipes to burst, doing plenty of structural damage to your home.
The damage to insulation isn’t the only thing messing with your home’s temperature as raccoons are particularly fond of tearing through ductwork. It’s currently unknown why raccoons do it, but it’s probably to satisfy their curiosity, find out what’s hidden in your ducts, and to find new pathways. Regardless, this will end up requiring you to pay a lot more for heating and will even cost you thousands to get it all fixed up.
Chewed Up Wires
For some reason or another, raccoons also love to chew through wires. As you can imagine, this is pretty dangerous and can have severe consequences for your home. Not only do you risk being electrocuted if you touch the exposed wires, but the chewed wire can be a fire risk as well.
Help Is Just a Call Away
While raccoons cause plenty of damage to your home, destroy your garden, break through your walls, damage your insulation, ruin ductwork, and chew up wires, there’s always a way to get rid of them. That’s why you should be sure to call Nuisance Wildlife Rangers if you live in Florida, to sort out all your raccoon problems and keep your home and livelihood safe.
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