You may have heard some sound during the night in your ceiling or attic. Or maybe you found your trash tossed throughout the yard in the small hours of the morning. In case you haven’t guessed, I would bet good money that you’ve got a happy little raccoon family living with you.
You might think they are charming with their little outlaw masks and charming waddles. Unfortunately, raccoons are as clever and pioneering as they are messy and discourteous. They understand a decent house when they see one and will certainly constantly come back unless you take every step feasible to keep them out.
Can you believe that Raccoons may have great eyesite due to their masks?
Additionally, Denver raccoons are subtle little fellas who can actually harm your house and make a toilet out of your attic. I can not tell you the number of phone calls we’ve gotten about raccoons trashing an attic, gnawing through pipes, or perhaps jealous male raccoons taking out their rage on some young juveniles (not a pretty sight!).
Raccoons in the Attic
Mama raccoons just like attics. They are the most safe places to rear their young. Spring is the prime period for young kits to be born. A female raccoon can bring up several juveniles each year.
A raccoon in the attic may create all kinds of damage. They love to eat electric wires in addition to harming the roof and interior.
Were you aware that Raccoons have very sensitive hands that almost act as a second set of eyes.
They also settle under sheds, in jacuzzis and sheds. A shed is normally elevated off the ground and is excellent for raising a family. If there is refuge they will seek it!
How to Get Rid of Raccoons in Denver, CO
It’s usually a great idea to remove your raccoons by trapping them, preferably through using a licensed trapping company. We are fully licensed and certified by the state. Do not simply visit the hardware store and start trapping raccoons with whatever they are willing to sell you.
We make sure to use humane traps, since the last thing you want is the smell of dead raccoons wafting down from the attic.
Humane traps generally are available in 2 forms
- One way trap doors
- Two way trap doors
One way traps do a suitable job, but you do a better job when you run with a two way door (due to the fact that you double your chances of a catch). You should bait your traps with something yummy. Pet food does the job, however you may consider a marshmallow also, considering that it smells scrumptious to a mother raccoon and its vivid, white color really stands out in a low visibility attic.
Raccoons will eat almost anything because they are famous omnivores.
Raccoon repellents do not truly work in any type of meaningful way. The very best prevention technique is generally making sure you do not have any kind of access points. If you are already on this page, it is most likely far too late to consider raccoon repellents.
As soon as your raccoons have actually been caught and removed, it is essential that you locate and seal the entrance hole that let those critters in to begin with!
Here’s the Raccoon Removal Process we use with our clients
- Set and bait traps
- Catch the Raccoons living in the attic
- Remove nearby food sources
- Seal up the access points so they can not return
- Clean Up the attic (Remove waste and replace insulation if needed)
- Fix any kind of damage done to the interior and exterior.
Raccoon Pest Control
The last thing you need to do when trying to remove raccoons is utilize a pest control solution that will try to poison your Raccoons! This could be a nightmare! Poisoning wild animals in your house carries a variety of risks, principal among them being that you’ve now got an unsafe substance in your house. These wild animals walk around your house and can track the poisonous substance with them, placing your family and family pets at risk.
Additionally, the majority of poisonous substances make your Raccoons desperate for water, which might bring about them destroying plumbing to get a drink. If you don’t like seeing water spots on your ceiling, take into consideration a different removal style. If your pest control expert plans to poison the Raccoons in your attic, call another person!
Raccoons do not know how to visit the toilet. So, a whole family with kits staying in in an attic crawlspace will certainly leave droppings up there and absolutely ruin your insulation. These droppings can be infected with raccoon roundworm and present a significant health risk to anybody coming into contact with them.
Roundworm transferred by Colorado Raccoons is a frequently deadly disease and consistently affects children one of the most if they manage to ingest the droppings while in a backyard or play area.
Raccoons can also give you rabies (this is why DIY is a poor idea! No cost savings is worth that!). They can also transmit distemper and mange.
Raccoon Removal Cost
When seeking removal information in Denver, it’s important to understand rates. The typical expense for raccoon control in the U.S. runs as follows:.
- Most Affordable Cost ($ 150-300).
- This is generally the lowest end guys you will get doing removal work. Your mileage may vary.
- This is also the cost you would certainly expect to spend for outside trapping.
- Realistic Cost ($ 300-$ 550).
- This is for the cost for removal for more serious wild animal control professionals in Denver. At this rate, you can expect the job to be done correctly and to walk away completely satisfied.
- You’ll also see budget options in Colorado enter this range when they need to trap in your attic.
- Higher cost scenarios ($ 1000+)
- This scenario generally indicates that you have a large raccoon problem, or it will certainly price in even more major raccoon damage repair work, decontamination and waste cleaning, plus re-insulation.
Attic Cleanup and Re-insulation
Nothing says safety, security, and comfort to a wild Raccoon family like your attic. Remember, a raccoon is a wild animal that wants to find comfy, completely dry areas to keep its young secure. Regrettably, when they move in, they do not like to go outside to make use of the restroom, so they contaminate the room with toxic droppings.
As part of your control program, it’s crucial to have certified experts come and tidy up the mess after the raccoon removal is finished. It’s likely that your raccoons have actually damaged or tainted the insulation, and it will need to be cleaned out and replaced.
Raccoon Damage Repair, and Entry Hole Seal-up
Once your specialist removes a raccoon, you may need to ensure that other houseguests can not enter. A solid netting solution, chimney cap, or other barrier will keep this problem from happening once more.
Our friendly AAAC Wildlife Removal specialists of Denver are certified to make damage repairs and secure these access points so you don’t need to stress over your furry pals making a repeat visit!