Raccoon removal and prevention for residential and commercial customers in the Portland/Vancouver metro area. We use scientific information, not chemicals to create strategies that will fit any budget or lifestyle
Raccoons are typically known by their black mask that covers the frontside of their face. They have gray and black fur, bushy tails and have been associated with a cat like appearance causing them to be perceived as cute. They are wild animals and quite unique because of how clever and dexterous they are. Their five fingered hands allow them to open jars, remove lids from garbage cans and even open doorknobs. They are omnivores and will pretty much eat anything they can get their paws on. Some of the things they love to eat are nuts,fruit, plants, insects and small invertebrates but they are even known to eat meat on occasion. They are nocturnal animals which is often why people don’t notice their mess until well after they are gone. Adapting well to their urban environments, they scavenge for food in the nighttime hours and seek shelter during the day in attics, chimneys, underneath decks, home or sheds. They are even known to remove roofing shingles when seeking shelter.
Concerns for Raccoons
Raccoons can cause a lot of property damage simply because they will do anything to seek out food and shelter for themselves and their young. Leaving behind urine and feces, they are known to damage insulation, gardens and even structural components of your home or business because of their strong hands and claws. They are not generally aggressive by nature but will defend their young and themselves if they feel threatened.
The potential dangers with raccoons lie more in the diseases they carry either from themselves or from the parasites on their bodies. Rabies, Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tick Paralysis and Typhus are some of the known diseases associated with raccoons. The most prevalent disease they carry is rabies which can be deadly if left untreated. Lyme Disease, transmitted by ticks, can be very detrimental to the nervous system. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is a serious illness that can also lead to death is left untreated and Tick Paralysis, as well as Typhus, are diseases that originates from a toxin that ticks secrete when they bite. All of these are health concerns for humans and pets that come into close contact with raccoons or their habitats.
Humane Raccoon Removal
If raccoons have made their way in your home or business, we will help you humanely evict them! We help to ensure the raccoon exits and cannot get back in by blocking all entry points. We also offer damage repair from any wildlife and preventative services. We have crafted our SMART system through study and experience so that wildlife removal is handled properly and humanely; protecting people, property and wildlife.
Did You Know?
Raccoons that are fed by people often lose their fear of humans and may become aggressive when not fed as expected.