Before securing raccoon trapper services, many homeowners attempt to rid their homes of these deceptively adorable animals on their own. Make no mistake. The risk these intruders pose isn’t cute. Wild raccoons can surprise you with their speed, dexterity, and violence. People who try to run raccoons off their property without taking the necessary precautions run a real chance of injury to both parties. A professional can skillfully trap and remove raccoons without anyone getting hurt.
Here are just a few ways humane raccoon trapper services work:
Raccoon Trappers Accurately Identify the Animal on Your Property.
There’s a big difference between thinking there’s a raccoon in your attic and confirming exactly what kind of animal has moved into your home. Using methods for one species will be less effective when used for another; so, proper identification is priority number one. However, it may not be safe for a homeowner to approach a wild animal in closed in spaces like attics or crawlspaces. This step should be left for professionals. Raccoons, especially those with offspring, will not hesitate to go on the defense. Raccoons can weigh up to 40 lbs., so you may not be ready for the fight. Not to mention, raccoons can carry diseases such as rabies!
If you hear noises in a closed off area of your home at night you may have a resident raccoon. Or, if you notice large oily spots appearing on your ceiling, you may need to call in professional wildlife removal services.
Raccoon Trapper Services Set Different Types of Raccoon Traps.
Homeowners who intend to trap on their own will have to go through quite the expense to do so responsibly. Trap cages aren’t cheap, and putting them together and placing them correctly can be dangerous and time consuming. These traps allow raccoons to enter to collect food left as bait, and then they shut behind them. They effectively trap individual animals. However, if you’re dealing with more than one intruder, they pose a problem. This is especially true if you trap a young raccoon while the mother is free in the space to face off with whoever shows up to collect the trap.
Professional raccoon trapper services already have the specialty equipment they need. It likely will be much less expensive and stressful to hire the job out than to gather the supplies yourself. More importantly, they have the experience to handle precarious situations without hurting themselves or the wildlife trapped in your home.
Raccoon Trapper Services Follow Up with Effective Prevention.
Raccoons invading your home during fall and winter aren’t out to cause trouble, but too often that’s the natural result. For this reason, knowingly keeping a wild animal on your property – or encouraging them to visit by leaving food out – is illegal in many areas. Part of keeping animals out of your home is making sure you block any gaps in your home’s construction which may be inadvertently inviting them in.
A trained wildlife control professional can follow up with you in regard to these entry points, recommending repairs or installing excluder cages. These specialty cages are placed over existing openings. The cages are one-way doors allowing animals to leave a space, but quickly locking behind them. Once the target animal has exited the space, the excluder cage is removed. Next, the opening to the interior space is sealed preventing future re-entry.
Are you looking for humane animal removal? Call our team at North Fulton Pest Solutions at 770-475-7419 to schedule raccoon trapper services and have your visitors shown out skillfully and permanently.