Baltimore County Raccoon Trapping, Removal & Exclusion
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Raccoons are one of the most common nuisance animals in Baltimore, Maryland that people deal with within their homes and around their property. Because of this, Maryland raccoon removal calls to deal with problem raccoons are some of the most common calls we get. These animals can rapidly cause a ton of damage to your home including to the roof, soffits, and attic.
5 Typical Issues with Raccoons
- Raccoons tearing holes in the roof to get in the attic
- Raccoon damage by destroying attic insulation
- Raccoons tearing off attic vents and destroying attic fans
- Raccoons under sheds, concrete stoops and decks
- Raccoons with babies in the chimney
Raccoons can be nuisance wildlife. Raccoons are well adapted to urban and suburban areas and can easily get into houses, basements and attics. In addition, raccoons often raid trash cans and pet food left outside. Raccoons furthermore are responsible for 60% of the rabies cases in Maryland and can also transmit canine distemper and parvovirus to domestic dogs.
We are raccoon removal experts. We can help to get them out of your attic and away from your home. We also make sure to clean up the mess they may have made as well including raccoon droppings. We also provide exclusion as the last step in our raccoon control process so that you will not have any future problems with raccoons.
Animal & Wildlife Concerns
Raccoons are an animal that can adapt to whatever habitat that they may be living in. However, living near people is one of the environments that they thrive in. With the raccoon being an opportunistic animal, they have realized that people are a source of food and shelter for them and their young. They will get into dumpsters and garbage cans, pet food, and even your garden to find food causing the need for professional control. They will seek shelter in attics, basements, and anywhere else they can access. Mother raccoons will do whatever they need to in order to find a safe place to raise their young and to them, your attic is absolutely perfect. They will cause major damage trying to get in and once they are in there. Raccoon damages that we typically find on our wildlife control inspection is droppings, torn up insulation, ripped up insulation on pipes, destroyed ductwork, torn attic vent screens, torn open attic fans, damaged soffits and holes in roofs.
Not only are they a nuisance wildlife species, but they can also pose a threat to the health of you, your family, and your pets. They can carrier a plethora of diseases including canine distemper, rabies, and fungal or bacterial infections from the droppings and urine that they leave behind. This is one of the major reasons as to why you need to remove raccoons immediately once you have discovered that they have made your home theirs’. The following statement is from Maryland Department of Natural Resources regarding raccoon control and the diseases they carry.
Relocation of rabies-vector species (raccoon, skunk, and fox) is prohibited under the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 08.03.15.24. This restriction is necessary to prevent human-assisted spread of this disease and is an important component of the state’s nuisance wildlife control program. (08.03.15.24.)
Getting Rid Of A Raccoon
This solution to remove a pest raccoon is a lot easier said than done. The animal must be trapped and removed and then you will need to take some exclusionary measures to make sure that they don’t come back. Exclusion measures are an important part of the process because if they have gotten in once, they will get back in again. If it is a mother raccoon with babies that needs to be dealt with, we must remove the babies first and then the mother can be removed. A raccoon just on the property causing damage outside can simply be caught and removed with regular wildlife control methods, such as humane cage traps.
Many people get pulled into the false idea that repellents will work for deterring a problem raccoon. They find different repellents like urine-based repellents, mothballs, and even ultrasonic sound emitters that are marketed as repellents for animals like raccoons. None of these actually work for raccoon control. Expert wildlife removal specialists are the only real solution, with humane trapping and raccoon exclusion to solve these problems. These repellents end up just being a waste of your money and time.
Raccoon Trapping & Removal
The presence of raccoons is not really the problem, the problem is when they begin to be destructive to your home and your property. They are dumping the garbage over as they look for food, they are destroying your home by trying to get into the attic to have their babies, they are getting into your dog’s food, they are digging up the garden you have worked so hard to grow. Ultimately, they are attracted to some part of your property. The way to solve this is by eliminating their ability to access these attractive areas. You will need to get locking lids for your garbage cans, secure your garden, seal up any and all possible entry points to your home, store your pet’s food inside or in a locked container. It is about vigilance. If removing wildlife is what you need, our experts can help you to identify some of the attractive areas around your home and property that may be attractive to raccoons.