The do’s and don’ts for raccoon removal and control

Palm Bay, Fla., Aug. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Raccoons in Treasure Coast are an all-too-common problem. But what should you do if a raccoon rips up your attic or wreaks havoc in your yard?

The problem is, raccoons are intelligent animals. They cause harm, leave potentially dangerous feces behind, and can be angry when faced. Trying to remove or control them yourself without knowledge or experience of pest control is a risk not worth taking.

AAAC Wildlife Removal of Treasure Coast are the local experts when it comes to raccoon removal. Owned by Alex Lauffenburger, who is known in the industry for his passion for wildlife and expertise in removal techniques, he and his team understand the importance of having a safe home and how much harm and danger raccoons can cause.

Below, Alex outlines his dos and don’ts for removing and controlling raccoons:

Contact a wildlife pest control service once the living thing is discovered

As soon as you discover a raccoon problem in your home, contact a raccoon pest control service like AAAC Wildlife Removal of Treasure Coast. Raccoons can do great harm to your home by gnawing through plumbing, staining your attic with excrement, and ripping open insulation. The longer you leave it on, the worse the damage can get.

Do not use wildlife pest control services that use “annihilation tactics” such as poison

Not only is it inhumane, but there is also a danger of bringing toxic substances into your home. Raccoons do not tend to remain dormant and can move around your home quite easily and use them to track poison. This puts you, your family, and your pets at great risk, and leaves the raccoons desperate for water, causing even more damage to your plumbing.

Ask a licensed operator to “catch” them

Human traps are available in the form of one-way and two-way trap doors. The idea that you put some bait in the trap (something the raccoons can’t resist, like pet food or marshmallows) and when they get the bait the door closes behind them. AAAC Wildlife Removal of Treasure Coast is licensed and certified by the State of Florida.

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Don’t try to catch them yourself – it could be dangerous

Raccoons can be very dangerous when approached. Not only does it take specialized raccoon pest control skills and equipment to capture and remove, but it also takes someone with the ability and confidence to get the job done without harming the animal. When things go wrong, raccoons can be quite uncomfortable and can leave you sore.

Identify and close off entry points

Once the raccoons have been caught and removed, you will need to seal all entry points to have the best possible chance of them not returning. This includes any small openings and cracks (raccoons are small and nimble and can fit through surprisingly small spaces!).

AAAC Wildlife Removal of Treasure Coast are certified to perform damage repairs and secure access points. They can even help with roof repairs, which is a great add-on service if your attic is in a state of disrepair.

Do not clean up raccoon excrement without protective clothing

In addition to unsightly damage to your attic, raccoon droppings can also be infected with roundworms, which are a health hazard to anyone who comes into contact with it. The roundworm is a deadly disease, especially dangerous for children, who can pick them up while playing in a backyard of a playground. It is recommended that cleaning be left to the experts, removing the waste, performing odor control, and replacing insulation if necessary.

Call a wildlife pest control service if you have a dead raccoon in your home

Treasure Coast is particularly bad for dead animals due to the area’s humid climate. Making them difficult to remove and knowing how to handle a dead raccoon and dispose of it properly requires expert knowledge.

Don’t do the DIY red – always trust a Treasure Coast pest control expert

When you are dealing with a raccoon problem and are concerned about the safety of your home, yours and loved ones, it is never a good idea to do the job on your own. It takes genuinely knowledgeable tactics and knowledge of the mammal to ensure that you remove it successfully, seal your home so it cannot return, and that you clean up the mess in a safe and efficient manner.

Call the guys at AAAC Wildlife Removal of Treasure Coast today at 772-324-3412 and ask about their raccoon removal and inspection services.

The AAAC Wildlife Removal of Treasure Coast team also serves the following cities:

  • Palm Bay

  • Melbourne Beach

  • West Melbourne

  • Malabar

  • Grant-Valkaria

  • Vero beach

  • Stuart

  • Sebastian

  • Port Saint Lucie

  • Melbourne

  • Jensen Beach

  • Hobe sound

  • Fort Pierce

  • Jupiter

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AAAC Wildlife Removal of Treasure Coast is a proud member of the AAAC Wildlife Removal family of franchises. Our wildlife operators are trained on the most advanced techniques to meet all of your wildlife needs. If you have a wildlife problem, we can fix it! Learn more about the website:

CONTACT: AAAC Wildlife Removal of Treasure Coast 772 324 3412

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