Raccoons are little furry masked bandits that run about in the night, foraging. They are nocturnal animals, so they naturally go scavenging for food at night. Raccoons are intelligent creatures and have very manipulative paws, which make them a destructive force when inside your property.
Being infested with raccoons can be quite frustrating. Many homeowners lose their temper when they discover the damage they do everyday and resort to DIY raccoon removal. Before you do that, think twice. You should consider how to remove them without causing them harm, making things worse or violating laws that protect them.
One of the biggest problems of raccoon removal is associated with mother and offspring. This is the trickiest part of removing wild animals from your home, since you don’t want to kill any of them in the process, especially their babies.
Raccoons usually give birth in early summer, and the offspring are called kits or cubs. A litter usually contains one to seven kits, and the mother is very protective of her offspring. A mother will to ensure the safety of her babies, and that is why removing raccoons becomes a hard job.
Removing a raccoon from your home is never easy but here are some steps you can do. First, locate the entry points, which are probably found in your roof or walls. You will need a ladder to check thoroughly. Before you seal them off, you will have to find where the raccoons live. If there is indeed a litter, you will have to remove them by hand.
Never remove a raccoon before locating its hideout, as you may unintentionally and inhumanely kill the babies in the litter left behind. If there are none, seal and repair all entry points after the raccoon goes out to forage at night. Be sure there’s just one! Next, animal proof the roof, using screens or wire meshes, and better if you can cover the holes. Make sure the chimney and vents are covered with caps.
Taking care of a pest infestation is hard work and requires a lot of patience and know-how. If you have never had any experience and don’t know what to do, don’t risk it! You can always rely on wildlife professionals to do a good, clean and thorough job. Trained experts will surely do all the hard work for you, and you no longer have to worry about dangerous encounters. Humane wildlife control professionals like Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control can remove all raccoon, including babies, seal up your home and repair all damaged materials so you can start anew, pest-free and worry-free.