Raccoon Trapping and Removal in Tampa Bay
At Phoenix Pest Management & Wildlife Control, we are fans of the raccoon and its crafty nature. It’s not just its mischievous characteristics that we admire – it’s their uncanny ability to invade your home and call it their own. We also respect the creativity with which they survive in our ever-expanding communities. We are called frequently to trap raccoons, remove them, and clean up and repair the damage.
Raccoons are highly adaptable
They may find residence in your chimney, attics, crawl spaces, culverts, commercial buildings, abandoned autos and even your boats – just a few places where we have performed our raccoon trapping and control services.
Raccoons often den in the spring in preparation for their young and they normally do so in attics and chimneys. Your home is a safe haven because most predators of the juvenile raccoons cannot access the den, thus allowing the raccoons to grow to a point of self survival.Females raise the young alone. A typical litter is 3 to 5 kits. These kits will often call your dwelling home long after being abandoned by their mother, and they will even return in the future to birth their own kits.
Raccoon damage and health hazards
We have the expertise and the knowledge as well as the experience to humanely trap and remove any raccoons that have invaded your property. Removing them is necessary because of the damage they do and the hazards they can bring to property owners.
Raccoons can carry diseases such as rabies and distemper and often defecate in sections of their den. These feces can contain a parasite called raccoon round worm, which can be transmitted to both humans and pets. In addition to the diseases, raccoons will destroy attic insulation, urinating, defecating and using it for nesting material. Unfortunately, raccoons don’t understand the soaring costs of energy, or the expense of attic restoration services.
Tampa Raccoon Removal Services
At Phoenix Pest Management & Wildlife Control we believe that prevention is always the best policy when it comes to dealing with nuisance wildlife. Proper repairs to a commercial or residential building, maintenance plans and inspection services are just a part of what might help you avoid having to deal with a wildlife removal issue.
- Make sure vents are sealed properly
- Install a chimney cap
- Secure trash in trash cans
- Seal all openings in and around your home (i.e. soffits, siding etc.)
- Keep trees trimmed away from the home
- Never feed raccoons and DO NOT leave pet food outdoors
Wondering how to get rid of raccoons?
There is no magic spray or device that you can use to make them go away. Predator urine, such as coyote or fox urine to get rid of raccoons, is available but simply doesn’t work. Ultrasonic sound emitters sold in stores are worthless at eliminating raccoons – or any other animal or insects, for that matter. Some old wives’ tales recommend the use of mothballs or ammonia-soaked rags to make them leave. But I’ve been to countless homes where these techniques have failed – biologists know that these attempts won’t work.
Only skilled trapping and removal can rid your home or business of a raccoon infestation. Contact Phoenix Pest Management & Wildlife Control immediately to get rid of your raccoon problem.
813-778-4181 or 727-742-5197
Animal control is our business. If you are having a nuisance wildlife issue, contact Phoenix Pest Management & Wildlife Control and we will resolve your wildlife conflict in the most humane and professional manner.
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