Why are raccoons bad?
They will dig in the dirt to eat any earthworms and grubs and will disturb your plants or lawn in the process. They also eat mice, insects, eggs, fruits, plants and also whatever they can find in your garbage can. If the raccoon is pregnant, they might decide to enter your home to have their cubs, they will make a den in you attic or basement. They will keep you up all night. Raccoons also carry mites and fleas.
There's a chance that raccoon feces contains the eggs of a worm called Baylisascaris Procyonis. This worm can infect humans, particularly children, and cause severe neurological illness. The parasite is spread by ingesting Baylisascaris eggs. People can be exposed to the parasite's eggs in soil, water, or on objects that have been contaminated with feces from an infected raccoon.
We are licenced trappers that can eliminate this threat for you and your family.
Here is a link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information.
How can we help?
We can trap the raccoons if they are frequently visiting your home. The service would begin on a Monday and end on a Friday. We will set out two live traps. Depending on the population level around your home, we can catch one to eight raccoons in that time period. If we catch one on Monday night we would come out on Tuesday morning and remove the raccoon and set a new trap. We would repeat that process until Friday. On Friday we would remove the traps. Raccoon's defecate in communal sites called latrines, which we could also clean and disinfect. Raccoon feces usually are tubular and dark and have a pungent odor.
While they are cute, they can cause a lot of damage in your basement or attic. Mostly active at night.
Even if they are in your frontyard or backyard they will cause damage, looking for grubs and worms to eat.
As a homeowner it feels terrible to see your lawn like this.
They destroy lawns
When raccoons frequent your home it's because they found a den for themselves near by.
Catching a raccoon
Once caught, we remove the trap and install a new fresh trap.
In the attic
Raccoons can access your attic through a broken vent. Once they enter they may start to nest. They will be active at night because they are nocturnal.
Paw marks like these is what we look for to identify raccoon presence.
Raccoons bring other pests
They also carry mites and fleas.
We also trap little dogs too!
Just kidding, this is a clients pet that liked the bait. The trap and bait are harmless to non-target animals like cats and dogs. When we do catch a cat or dog we release it on the spot right away.
Raccoons trapped 3.07 mark and at 4.49 into the video.Raccoons are very cautious. In the video you can see them inspecting the trap. One of the raccoons actually goes halfway into the trap then backs right out. In a week's period we did catch all 3 raccoons.