Raccoons have adapted well to urban life and can often be found stealing pet food, raiding trash cans and even living in your attic or chimney space.
Raccoons are a cause for concern because they carry several diseases which can be transferred to both humans and pets. Raccoons are a common carrier of rabies and canine distemper, which can be fatal to dogs if not vaccinated.
Damage caused by raccoons
As omnivores consumption is not limited-they will eat anything. They are very strong and excellent climbers and particularly destructive in their search for food, tipping over trash cans, and even breaking in to steal pet food.
Raccoons have come to discover that human dwellings make excellent places to raise their young. They have a particular liking for taking up residence in people’s attics, potentially causing damage in the process. Common damage from racoons includes chimney caps, vent caps and siding. Once inside they can vandalize insulation and wires as they make themselves at home.
How raccoon removal works
Unfortunately there is no known effective repellent for raccoons; the best method is trapping and removal from a wildlife removal professional. Do not attempt to trap the raccoon yourself as they can be dangerous, including the threat from any diseases they may be carrying.
Once the raccoon has been removed from your property, the entry points can be sealed. It can be difficult to prevent raccoons from entering your home entirely; the best thing to do once the raccoon has been removed is to consider what is attracting them to your home.
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.