How to Identify a Raccoon?
Raccoons are generally the size of a small dog, and most noted by their bushy ringed tail and black mask around the eyes and excellent climber. Raccoons are amongst the most intelligent wildlife in Tennessee. Raccoons feed on anything from fruits to small animals and due to their nocturnal nature they mostly become active in the late afternoon and through the night.
What Problems & Damages Raccoons Cause?
Where there are acceptable food sources raccoons will set up denning sites. Raccoons can make dens beneath porches, and if they can find entry they will set up dens inside attics or crawlspaces. When a raccoons makes its way into your home, they can damage vents to gain entry, as well as tearing up A/C duct work.
Once inside they establish latrine sites contaminating the area. Raccoons are known to carry rabies and parasites like roundworm, Tularemia, Giardia, and Leptospirosis. However, not all raccoons carry diseases but any scratches or bites should be treated immediately but a medical professional.
How to Do Raccoon Prevention & Control?
To prevent raccoons from invading your home, Complete Animal Removal can identify and seal up any potential entry points such as chimney caps, using heavy duty materials strong enough to withstand unwanted animals regaining access into your home. Finally, home owners should be vigilant by limiting potential food and water sources.
Who to Call for Raccoon Removal?
If you've found that a raccoon on your property or invaded your home, Complete Animal Removal offers professional raccoon removal assistance. Our Wildlife Specialists are trained on raccoon behavior, enabling them to quickly and humanely trap and remove your unwanted raccoon.