Raccoon Issues? Raccoon Problem? Call 940-268-5422 Dallas Texas Raccoon in attic Removal

Raccoons or the Bandit-masked trash raider, can be found just about everywhere in the United States. These ubiquitous mammals are found in forests, marshes, prairies, and even in urban cities. Raccoons can adapt to just about any situation or living condition. With their dexterous front feet they can find and take advantage of a wide variety of habitats. Raccoons will eat just about anything, from crayfish in creeks to the cat or dog food on your back porch in.

Recently animal control in nuisance raccoon related calls in Dallas have increased due to the encroachment of urban life into wildlife habitat. When a raccoon enters your home or business it can cause both structural damage and biological issues.

WARNING: Raccoon scat (poop) or droppings may contain the eggs of raccoon roundworm, Baylisascaris procyonis, which can be fatal to humans, so handling it is not advisable. If you do find a raccoon latrine in your attic or near your home, get professional help with the cleanup. If you clean it up yourself, you risk exposing yourself to the disease. Baylisascaris procyonis “is a well-known cause of visceral, ocular, and neural larva migrans in humans and other animals.”

Once you are aware of a raccoon in the attic or a raccoon in the chimney it is important to contact a local animal control or wildlife professional as soon as possible, Also it may be a good idea to contact your insurance agent and make them aware as well. Insurance companies in sometimes help or cover the feces impacted insulation removal.

A raccoon’s diet can range from fruits and plants to mice, snakes, nuts, berries, wasps, frogs, squirrels and insects. They raid trash cans in forest campsites and even in suburbia. Their natural habitat consists of tree holes, raccoon under an outbuilding, and raccoon under a porch, a fallen log or even a house’s attic space.

Female coons have one to six cubs. The young often spend the first few months in the nesting area such as an attic. Raccoon that live in the attic can make a lot of noises in the ceiling or walls making it almost impossible to sleep because raccoon’s are nocturnal.

Raccoon’s tend to gorge themselves in spring and summer to store up body fat; they spend much of the winter in the living area. There are six other species of raccoons.

Trapping the raccoon in the attic is the first step, raccoon in the eaves or the raccoon in the chimney.
The raccoon feces left behind in the attic space and the holes the raccoon use as entry points need to be addressed. Exclusion and attic restoration are very important to prevent future raccoon infestation occurrences. Raccoon removal by animal control experts in coon control Call The Wildlife Professionals for all your wildlife conflicts.

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Squirrel Exclusion:
Check soffit(eaves) ,fascia areas and dormer areas. Squirrels typically chew though the fascia and sometimes the gutter system hides the entry. So it is often best to get into the attic space and look for the hole. Make sure there are no lights on so that the sun shining through the opening makes it so much easier to locate the entry or entries. You can always put a ladder up and manually check every area for the openings. Though this takes a lot of time and strain.

Once the opening is determined it is best to place the trap as close to the entry as possible to ensure a better chance of trapping the animal/s the first night to minimize trips to and from the project. It is better to place multiples traps. Better to have to many traps than not enough.

Exclusion should not be attempted until the female squirrel/s are trapped and removed, for they will simply chew through the repair or find another weak point in the structure and chew through.

Squirrels typically start entering eaves, Gable Vents, Turtle vents, roof ventilation vents and attic space to start a nesting area to have their young. So you will need to check the sex of every squirrel you trap, if you have a female that has been nursing, you will need to try and find the young or they could die and cause a terrible odor.

Once you are sure you have removed all the animals, it is time to start the exclusion (repair). Coil Stock or Aluminum flashing is best to use to cover an hole in the fascia. It is best to spray the hole and area with 70% isopropyl Alcohol. This will kill spores and odor causing bacteria that can lead other squirrels to the entry.

Raccoon Exclusion:
You will need to check the total roof line, fascia, gutters and dormers. Run through inspection sheet to cover all aspects.

When in the attic it is the same as with squirrels, once you have determined that the actual raccoon or opossum are not in the space turn out all lights and look for sunlight coming through openings. Place traps close to openings. The best way to determine the difference between opossum and raccoon is that the raccoon will use the restroom in one or two places and an opossum does not control it’s defecation and will defecate everywhere.

If the raccoon is living in the chimney, you will need to place a few traps as close to the chimney as possible. Make sure** to place a mat or a board under the trap** they will tear the roofing tabs if you don’t.

Once you are sure the raccoon are trapped exclusion and feces impacted insulation can be completed. You will want to remove the insulation that has been soiled before sealing up. Please keep in mind that raccoons can carry a round worm that can be fatal to humans, so wear proper equipment!!! Often in the course of the clean up, sometimes an opening that was not seen prior will become obvious.

It is important to wear gloves, long sleeved shirts and pant or overalls, at least a 95 Microbial mask and eye protection. The droppings carry a ringworm that can be deadly to humans.

After the clean up exclusion can be performed.
Opossum Removal:

Need to check the total roof line, fascia, dormers. Run through inspection sheet to cover all aspects.

When in the attic it is the same as with squirrels, turn out all lights and look for sunlight coming through openings. Place traps close to openings. The best way to determine the difference between opossum and raccoon is the raccoon will use the restroom in one or two places and an opossum does not control it’s defecation and will defecate everywhere.

Once you are sure the raccoon are trapped exclusion and feces impacted insulation can be completed. You will want to remove the insulation that has been soiled before sealing up. Often in the course of the clean up, sometimes an opening that was not seen prior will become obvious.

Once Insulation Removal and installation is complete, Exclusion can be performed.

Rodent Removal:

Follow interior area of inspection sheet. The dropping will help determine whether there are mice or rats or both mice and rats. Rats will feed on the mice that are there. Rats are found in the attic, the wall, the kitchen, basement and bathroom areas. They tend to stay close to walls, so when placing traps or sticky tabs place them against a wall. Make sure that no pets can access the traps or sticky tabs .

Rodent Exclusion:
Check the hvac lines, crawlspace vents, gable vents, mice and rats can fit into very small voids and all must be closed in order to keep the rodents out. This can be a costly venture for the client and a very difficult exclusion. Every inch of the structure must be inspected and excluded. Make sure to trap at the same time you are excluding. This way you can kill and catch any that are stuck inside. Rodents can live in a house that is excluded for a long time due to they have food and water readily available.

Snake Removal:
Snake are usually not the issue. They are a red flag for an issue that is already present. If they are found in the house refer to Rodent Removal for Exclusion practice. Snake removal is the removal of its food stock, namely rodents and lizards.

Repellents such as sweeney’s are a great way to help the client and make an extra sale. These relents work very well dependent on rain fall and wash away. It’s a great way to keep the clients yard reptile free.

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