The raccoon is a destructive urban pest. Although raccoons are cute they invade structures and are known to cause severe damage. Raccoons are known vectors of rabies and can be highly aggressive. Removal is required if one invades a property.
Raccoon Removal: The Raccoon is quite common in all areas of Oklahoma including huge populations in the metro areas where large amounts of new housing developments are being built. Cities like Broken Arrow, Jenks & Bixby with constant new development in residential and commercial construction sites are at risk. This development has pushed the Raccoon from their forest homes into urban areas. This same urban development is responsible for many other nuisance pests invasions including opossum and skunk. This is why Raccoon removal is so necessary when one becomes a problem.
Raccoons are nocturnal and sleep mostly during the day. If you see a raccoon DO NOT try to touch it or approach it, call a Nuisance Wildlife Professional immediately at (918) 282-7621. The Raccoon is a very distinctive animal with a black mask and furry tail. They are highly intelligent and very curious pests. Adult raccoons can weigh 10 to 35 lbs and measures anywhere from 2 – 3 ft in length. They are omnivorous and excellent climbers with dexterous fingers.
Raccoons can become a nuisance in many ways. Raccoons invade structures looking for nesting grounds. The damage they can bring to a structure can be life threatening. Raccoons eat and chew on electrical lines in attic spaces.This can be the cause well of housefire. Raccoons are a serious threat to safety in your home. Raccoons eat out of unsecured trash cans, the dog bowl, the cat bowl, they steal food inside or outside if they have access. Raccoons damage fruit and vegetable gardens.
Raccoon Diseases And Health Risks
Raccoon droppings pose a very big threat. Raccoon droppings may contain Baylisascaris which is Raccoon Roundworm. Raccoon urine and feces can be a contaminant to your home and once Raccoons establish nests in an attic or fireplace the excretions of urine and feces can cause serious health issues and damage to the actual structure. Raccoons can make people physically sick and can have numerous types of parasitic worms. Mold can grow on urine soaked sheetrock and present an even greater health risk. Raccoons have even been known to carry rabies.
You do not want to handle a Raccoon. You need a professional for raccoon removal. Call EnviroTech Exterminating and let our Professional Nuisance Wildlife operators handle nuisance pests such as a Raccoon. We are licensed Nuisance Wildlife Operators in the State of Oklahoma. We can legally remove and relocate problem animal pests such as raccoons. Services are done in as humane a way as possible. Our service area includes Broken Arrow, Tulsa, Jenks and Bixby.
Raccoons In Your Attic
In the spring time, Raccoons invade homes and make a Raccoon home of your attic for babies. This is where the female Raccoon has her young. Female raccoons can be highly aggressive while “nesting” newborns. If you have Raccoons in the attic you need to call EnviroTech Exterminating and use our professional wildlife removal services immediately. Raccoons chewing and eating away at the fireplace can lead to fires in winter. Raccoons are one of the most common animal control and removal calls we deal with. They have adapted well to our urban and suburban environments.
Most damage caused by raccoons occurs during the early spring when females are pregnant. Females have learned that human dwellings are a great place to raise young. Cool in the summer, warm in the winter. They will destroy Fascia Boards, tear off shingles, remove siding and chimney caps and even take off vent caps to gain access to your home. Once inside they will destroy insulation and wires. The damage they do also provides easy access for other pests like Spiders, Rodents and Squirrels.
After raccoons have resided in the attic for any period of time, insulation damage is common. Loose fill insulation will become embedded with fecal and urine and lose its fluff. This allows heated air to escape into the attic in the winter and hot air to enter the home in the summer not to mention it’s a huge health risk.
If you hear sounds early in the morning or late at night, odds are you have a raccoon in your attic. This problem should be addressed immediately by a trained, licensed Wildlife Animal Removal professional. Putting it off could lead to costly insulation and wiring damage. EnviroTech offers professional raccoon removal services.
Raccoons can cause severe damage to your home or business. The raccoon is also the most aggressive and destructive nuisance wildlife animal to deal with. A raccoon can cause insulation damage, sheetrock damage, roof, shingle and other structural damage. The raccoon is the least desirable nuisance animal to have in your attic or home. They beautiful creatures can cause thousands of dollars in damages to your home or business.
If you suspect that you might have a raccoon problem call the Professionals at EnviroTech Exterminating (918) 282-7621. Attic restoration or cleanup may be necessary after a raccoon removal or other nuisance wildlife pest removal. The attic must be sanitized and de-scented to reduce the possible infiltration of raccoons in the future. EnviroTech Exterminating offers services such as these.