Raccoon Removal

What you need to know about raccoon removal

What do they do?

Raccoons have easily adapted to urban life. They’re usually found stealing pet food, raiding trash cans, and living in your attic or chimney space.

Categorized as omnivores, their consumption is not limited – they eat anything. They’ll tip over your trash cans to scavenge scraps and break in to steal pet food. Overall, they are extremely destructive during their search for food.

Raccoons are also great climbers and can fit into very small spaces.

Additionally, they have realized that human areas are ideal for raising their offspring. Raccoons prefer to live in attics which can cause extensive and expensive damage. Once they are inside, they vandalize insulation and wiring which is also a safety hazard.

What diseases do they carry?

Raccoons are common carriers of rabies and canine distemper. They actually carry a variety of diseases that are transferrable to humans and pets. To conclude, raccoons are not the type of critters you want to mess around with.

How raccoon removal works

Similar to other repellents, raccoon repellent is ineffective. Trapping is the most effective method of removal. During trapping, they often become extremely aggressive. Furthermore, we do not recommend trapping the raccoon on your own considering the risks of potential disease.

As wildlife professionals, we only use humane traps approved by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Once we remove the raccoon from your property, the entry points can be sealed. Post removal, we recommend assessing what could be attracting the raccoons to prevent others from entering.

For the assistance of a wildlife technician with raccoon removal, please call 717-419-0781 or use our contact form

Serving Central PA

Backyard Wildlife Solutions serve a wide area in central Pennsylvania, including: Lancaster, York, Berks, Lebanon, Dauphin, Cumberland, and Adams Counties.

Backyard Wildlife Solutions is a registered member of the National Wildlife Control Operators Association.  Undergoing regular training, BWS uses humane, approved traps and techniques when removing bats from residential and commercial properties.