Owensville Raccoon Removal Services

Image of Critter Detective removing raccoon in Owensville OhioAre you looking for raccoon removal Owensville, Ohio? Raccoons (1) are animals that take advantage of any opportunity they come across. They have learned to adapt to the opportunities that people can provide for them. This brings them onto property and even into their homes, raccoons in the attic are very common. Raccoons are the cause of a lot of wildlife problems, all of which we can help you with so that you can keep your home from being destroyed and keep your family and pets safe from the dangers that these raccoons can pose. We also offer raccoon removal Marathon, OH and Cincinnati raccoon removal near me.

Owensville Raccoon Removal and Control Solutions

Raccoons are one of the pest wildlife species that we receive the most calls about. We have received calls about raccoons:

  • In the attic
  • In the basement
  • Tearing up the roof (including soffit boards and other roof materials)
  • Destroying gardens
  • Dumping over garbage cans
  • Raiding pet food
  • In the chimney

Once nuisance raccoons have decided to make your Owensville, OH home or property their new den site, they create a lot of problems that can be extremely frustrating and expensive. The first thing that people will notice is all of the destruction that raccoons can do. If raccoons are just living on your Owensville property somewhere, they can destroy gardens, tear down the fencing around the garden, make a mess of the garbage cans, dig holes around the foundation, and eat and contaminate pet food and many more wildlife problems.

If they have gone so far as to make their way into the attic, there is a host of destruction that they ARE going to leave in their wake. Raccoons can (and will) destroy ductwork, insulation, wood, attic fans & vents, chimney caps, and anything else that may get in their way of finding a safe home for them and/ or their young.

Raccoon Disease and Its Control

Raccoons can transmit rabies, canine distemper, and parvovirus to domestic animals and humans. You should avoid any raccoon which has lost its fear of humans or appears uncoordinated, confused or listless. If you encounter such an animal, call your district wildlife office or county wildlife officer immediately. (2)

picture of raccoon feces in Owensville homeAside from the physical damage and problems that raccoons present, they also bring disease. Raccoons are known carriers of the rabies virus which is fatal if not treated within 14 days of contact. They are also known to carry canine distemper, which can be fatal for dogs, especially if they are helping themselves to your pets food.

Raccoons can bring parasites and disease into the home as well. The urine and feces that they deposit can cause bacteria and mold to form inside your Owensville, Ohio home and this could lead to illness. Raccoons can also bring with them fleas, ticks, raccoon roundworm which is known to cause blindness, and plenty of other potential hazards. Once you discover that there is a nuisance raccoon on your property or in your home, you need to have it taken care of immediately. All nuisance wildlife in Owensville present issues, but raccoons present some of the most drastic damages.

Getting Rid Of Raccoons In The Attic

Our professional Owensville raccoon trapping and wildlife control experts can help you with your raccoon problem. The only real raccoon removal  solution for a raccoon problem is through humane raccoon trapping and removal, followed by exclusionary repair measures to make sure they don’t return. If they have made their way into the home, our Owensville wildlife removal and raccoon removal experts can trap them and get them out. If it is a mother with babies, the babies may need to be removed first and then proceed with removing the mother. This all depends on the situation and location of the babies.

If it is just a problem with raccoons on the property outside, simply trapping  raccoons and removing them will do the trick.

Raccoon Repellents

The short answer here is that repellents do not work for raccoons. There are quite a few raccoons repellents out there on the market, mothballs and ultrasonic sound emitters are two of the “raccoon repellents” that our customers try out to try and solve their problem. They do not work. The only real raccoon removal Owensville solution is the removal and raccoon exclusion process that our wildlife removal and raccoon removal professionals can help you with.

Damage Caused by Raccoons & Damage Repair

image of raccoon damage to roofOnce the raccoons have been removed, there is still work that needs to be done. First and foremost, the mess that they have made will need to be cleaned up, including the urine and feces so that there are no health threats. Then the damage that they have done to the home will need to be repaired.

During this part of the process, our professionals can help you to identify possible entry points for them and how you can sure up these weak spots in the structure. The Owensville wildlife exclusion process is important to follow through to make sure that the raccoons do not come back in the future.

If it is just a raccoons in the garbage or eating the dog food on the back porch, the exclusion process  in this case is the elimination of the food sources that attracted them to begin with. Locking lids for the garbage, storing the pet food inside, and secured dog doors at night are also ways to eliminate access to these food sources. If you take away the reasons for a raccoon to benefit from living on your property, they are going to move on without incident.

Occasionally raccoons will enter a house through a pet door. Since they can cause considerable damage if panicked, it is advisable to quietly open windows and doors through which the animal may exit and close doors that provide access to other parts of the house, before leaving the room. Wait quietly for the animal to escape. (3)

Our raccoon control Owensville Ohio professionals can help you through this entire process so that nothing is overlooked. Let us help you with any and all of your raccoon problems, questions, and concerns.

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A professionally licensed nuisance Owensville raccoon removal and wildlife control trapper may advise you not to remove the nuisance raccoons if there are baby raccoons involved for it may prove to be difficult to remove or relocate the raccoons. Provide a trap that is with the proper size and strong enough for it to not be able to escape once you are done with it. A weak trap can be easily be broken for these raccoons are very agile and smart and powerful enough to do remove it. The distance of relocation must be accounted for when doing the trapping by yourself.

Clermont County, Ohio

Hiring a professionally licensed raccoon removal and wildlife control expert can be cheaper than the cost of the repairs of the damage the raccoons will cause. Our raccoon removal and animal removal company will provide not just the removal of the nuisance raccoon but also the cleaning and repairing the raccoon has caused. We will also guide you to what to do to prevent any more intrusion from the nuisance critter after the repairs are done.

Hamilton County, Ohio

These raccoons  can be really expensive in terms of the repairs of the damages they have done. This nuisance raccoon will take less time for it to establish a colony if neglected. When left alone, raccoons will cause certain damages within the house or building, leaving their feces and urine all over the place and even cause different sickness and contract diseases. The most common disease raccoons can contract is rabies. Without the proper equipment, an inexperienced person trying to capture this creature may have difficulty and may even cause more damage to the Owensville house or people living in the house. If it can not be helped and an individual must confront this nuisance raccoon, consult first the state laws on what are the do’s and don’ts when trapping the creature. There is one thing that is common in the laws of different states and it is to not harm or kill these nuisance raccoons. Try avoiding using any harmful chemicals that may be hazardous to both the wildlife and the nuisance raccoon.

Works Cited

  1. ODNR Division Of Wildlife. “Raccoon – Procyon lotor.” Ohio Department Of Natural Resources. . (2019): 1. Web.

  2. Division Of Wildlife. “Uninvited House Guests: Preventing & Dealing with Nuisance Wildlife Encounters.” Ohio Department Of Natural Resources. Publication 83. (2019): 4. Web.

  3. ODNR Division Of Wildlife. “Nuisance Wildlife.” Ohio Department Of Natural Resources. . (2019): 6. Web.

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