Raccoons may appear to be cute to some people, but once they invade your home they are anything but that. Thankfully, we have years of expert experience in being able to identify the signs of racoon entry or damage to property and are able to provide safe and effective racoon removal in Grand Rapids and a surrounding areas.
Raccons, whose species name is Procyon lotor, are strong and very clever at climbing. They are nocturnal, meaning they will typically only venture out at night. While out they are searching for food. Raccoons are very skilled at getting into crawlspaces and attics. It’s advisable to keep lids on garbage cans as they also enjoy rummaging through trash.
Raccoons are a stocky mammal and can be up to 3 feet in length and weigh between 8 and 20 pounds. They have a tail that is heavily furred with black rings on it. The fur appears grizzled and the color can vary from gray to black. They have pointy ears that are triangle in shape and front paws that operate almost like hands. The breeding for raccoons peaks in February and March, but it can occur at any time from December to June.
We have years of experience capturing raccoons and it is typically done in cage-style traps that are baited. Due to the fact that raccoons can carry rabies humans should not approach or touch raccoons. All raccoons do not have rabies. Typically rabid raccoons will display behavior such as wandering aimlessly, lack of coordination or aggressive behavior such as attacks or self-mutilation.
Raccoons are relatively easily captured in cage-style traps baited with moist cat food. However, due to the fact that raccoons can carry rabies and the fact that relocated raccoons often exhibit poor survival in new areas, relocating nuisance raccoons is not an option. Nuisance problems are best dealt with by changing or removing food sources, or excluding raccoons from human structures and garbage containers. Raccoons should never be fed intentionally. Relief of nuisance problems can be alleviated through contract with a WRD permitted nuisance trapper or with a permit for lethal control from a WRD Game Management Office.
If you have a racoon problem in your Grand Rapids area home or business it’s critical that you address it as soon as possible. Raccoons can cause significant damage to your property and they are also carriers of disease such as canine distemper, rabies, roundworm and other infectious diseases. Contact us today to learn more about our Grand Rapids Raccoon Removal
To put a stop to the damage that Raccoons can cause we offer high quality raccoon removal service in Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon, Grand Haven and surrounding areas. As part of our exclusion process our team will locate the source of entry points around the property to help reduce the chance that raccoons will return. Our Grand Rapids raccoon removal team will work to diagnose any raccoon problem. Our service will help to rid your home of raccoons and their offspring. We will also provide tips and preventative measures you can take to help keep your home safe from raccoons in the future.
If you are dealing with a raccoon problem in Grand Rapids or surrounding areas make sure to contact us today. Our goal is to protect your family and property from the physical threat and worry that wildlife like raccoons can cause. Simply fill out our quick online form or give us a call today to learn more about our raccoon removal service.