Get Rid of Troublesome Raccoons – Enlist Our Expert Animal Removal Services

Raccoons are smart, strong, resourceful, destructive, and capable of spreading disease. These critters are a challenging pest to evict and your best bet is to work with a professional!

Don’t Let Raccoon’s Gatecrash Your Party

Whether you call them trash pandas or masked bandits – these sometimes cute critters are always unwelcome visitors. If you suspect you’ve got a family of raccoons freeloading in your attic, act fast before their mess gets out of hand!

Our Racoon Control Process

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Site Assessment

Our first step is always to undertake a thorough site investigation. We will look for points of entry for the raccoons, assess the severity of your infestation, check for secondary infestations by roof rats or squirrels, and discuss removal options with you.

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Racoon removal

Generally, raccoon removal requires using live traps to safely and humanely trap the raccoons. Afterwards we’ll collect the traps and relocate the animals. Raccoons enjoy certain state and federal protections and we follow all applicable regulations.

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Exclusion, Sanitizing, and Damage Remediation

After the raccoons have been removed we will seal up all available entry points, preventing them from being able to return. Next, we’ll thoroughly clean and sanitize the impacted areas. Lastly, we’ll repair any raccoon damage they may have caused – raccoons are notorious for shredding insulation to make their nests!

The Advantages of Working With Cramer Pest Control

Expert Service Comes From Expert Training

A core component of our business is training. Our technicians carry Clemson Extension Univ 7A certification, allowing us to safely remove wildlife, including raccoons, from homes. We run weekly training sessions for all of our staff, including safety training, animal control best practices, and on how to provide top-tier customer service.

We’re Only Finished When You’re Happy With the Results

At Cramer Pest Control we don’t consider our job done until your pest problem has been completely handled. After our technicians visit your home you’ll receive a follow-up call – if you have any remaining concerns let us know and we’ll take care of it!

A Commitment to Customer Service

Everybody says it, but so many pest control companies get it wrong. From your first phone call, to our technician’s visit, to follow-up calls you can expect an unrelenting commitment to your satisfaction. We don’t just want customers, we want raving fans.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do raccoons get into my home?

Raccoons are skilled climbers and can easily gain access to houses through damaged soffits, chimney caps, or missing/damaged roof vents. While wire screening over these entry points may prevent smaller critters like squirrels from entering your home, raccoons are strong and dextrous and can easily bend the wire out of the way.
The best way to keep your home free from raccoons is to get rid of trees and bushes which overhang your roof and keep your roof in good condition.

What areas in my home do raccoons like to live in?

Raccoons are commonly found living in attics, crawlspaces, sheds, and even unoccupied cars or campers. Of these spaces, attics are their preferred location as they are elevated, warm, and full of fluffy insulation which they will use to make their dens!

Are raccoons dangerous?

Yes, raccoons are known to be aggressive, have powerful jaws, and are one of the most common rabies vectors in the United States. Additionally, raccoon feces is known to contain Baylisascaris procyonis, also known as raccoon roundworm, which can infect humans.

Raccoons can also spread canine distemper – a disease which does not infect humans but is fatal for dogs. Less serious – but still a nuisance, raccoons are a common source of fleas and ticks which bite humans and pets alike – and can transmit their own suite of diseases!

How do you remove raccoons from my home?

The most common method for raccoon removal is trapping. Mother raccoons with kits may be encouraged to leave using chemical repellents, but in general the most effective removal method is using live traps.

Raccoons are classified as “furbearers” by the government and as such there are specific raccoon trapping regulations to follow.

We advise against going the DIY route for solving raccoon problems as using the wrong trap can result in harm to you, more damage to your home, or even dead raccoons in your attic or walls. This is a problem no one wants – so let the pros take care of it!

After we have performed the raccoon removal service we will follow up with a few more steps to complete the job. We’ll seal up any entry holes to prevent them from returning, remove their droppings, sanitize the impacted areas, and repair any leftover damage.

What attracts raccoons to my home?

Raccoons are notorious for dumpster diving and an unsecured outdoor trash can is a beacon for their attention. Use a garbage can with a locking lid and keep it in an enclosed space, such as a shed or garage, whenever possible. Raccoons are very smart and inquisitive, so given the chance they will eventually learn to overcome many different types of locking lids.

Any existing holes or damage to your roof is an avenue that they will look to exploit. Keeping your roof in good condition is a great way to keep them out of your attic.

Does raccoon repellent work?

In some cases raccoon repellent can be used effectively. In particular, repellent has been shown as a viable option for evicting mother raccoons nursing baby raccoons. However, these are not long-term solutions and will not work outside of specific conditions. Our wildlife control experts are trained to recognize and utilize the best solution for your particular situation.

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