Raccoon Removal, Damage, Disease, Habits
Raccoon removal and trapping can de a challenge. Raccoon removal should always be performed by a professional or someone with a lot of experience in dealing with them. Raccoons will be very aggressive when trapped or cornered. Raccoons are common carriers of rabies and great care is needed when handling them
Raccoons give birth in the Spring and commonly invade attics, chimneys, out buildings, and other building structures. They harass chickens in coops where they will consume eggs and sometimes kill chickens. They create a nuisance by damaging gutters, soffits, and louvers by tearing holes to create access into building structures. Raccoons leave black smudge marks on walls and down spouts and can pose a fire risk by chewing through electrical wiring in walls and attics. They also trample insulation reducing energy efficiency. They leave feces on roofs and near entry points which can attract other raccoons. Raccoon feces can carry parasites such as Raccoon Roundworm. Raccoons can carry rabies. Both Raccoon Roundworm and Rabies are hazardous to humans and their pets. They are opportunistic and will invade trash cans, dumpsters, bird feeders and pet foods left outdoors.