Harris County Wildlife Removal Pro – Houston Texas Area Wildlife Control Service
Nuisance Wildlife Trapping and Removal in Texas
What makes Harris County Wildlife Removal Pro unique in our industry is our highly qualified animal trapping professionals. With over a half-century of combined wildlife removal experience, our professional technicians have the best training, materials and support staff to offer customers unmatched service.
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Raccoons are a common presence in urbanized areas. Properties that are located near bodies of water, forests, and woods, also commonly experience nuisance raccoon problems. Although raccoons are truly innocent and fascinating mammals, they pose several dangers and should be controlled in a safe and humane way. If you still think raccoons are not a threat, continue reading to learn the top 3 biggest dangers raccoons pose to society.
The first and most significant risk posed by a wild raccoon presence on your property is the risk of harming people, especially children. Raccoons are known carriers of several viruses and infectious diseases, including serious ones like Rabies, leptospirosis, Distemper, and raccoon roundworm, as well as less serious ones, like lice, fleas, ticks, and more. Although raccoons do not generally bite or attack, they will if they are provoked. For instance, young children who may stumble upon a baby raccoon in the yard that they think is abandoned, but in actuality, the mother raccoon is nearby and ready pounce if she feels her pup is in danger.
If you have a raccoon problem, you will need to take control by eliminating whatever it is that attracts them to your property. For example:
Only take the garbage cans out to the driveway on the morning of trash pickup day, do not leave pet food and other sources of food and water outside (bird baths, squirrel feeders, bird seed, pet food bowls, stored bags of pet food, etc.), installing motion lighting or sound machines to scare raccoons away, putting up fencing to protect your gardens, and eliminating shelter options like compost piles, log piles, pet houses, and more. You will also need to contact a licensed raccoon removal and control company to inspect your property and ensure there are no entry points for raccoons to enter.
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Squirrels Living in the Attic
There are various methods for squirrel removal from your attic with some methods being more effective than others are. Some homeowners use repellents like odor, lights, and noise. There are also various types of cages that will trap the squirrels so you can remove them safely and relocate outside. At times it can be a tricky problem to get rid of those annoying squirrels so the homeowners leave to a professional pest control service.
A homeowners attic is usually warm and cozy, just the type of place some squirrels love to nest, especially the females when they are ready to have their babies. Squirrels can cause extensive damage to the attic along with leaving an unsanitary mess. Because squirrels want to nest in a quiet safe environment and usually do not take well to smells that could suggest to them that a predator is near or noise and lights. A good source of unpleasant noise is to set a radio to a talk station. This could be a repellent to use that will cause the squirrels to leave without harming them. A homeowner can also place a bright light in the attic to make the area less attractive to the squirrels. To disrupt a squirrel's sense of security more you can leave rags that have been soaked in ammonia throughout your attic. Ammonia mimics the smell of a predator's urine so the squirrels would rather leave than become dinner for a predator.
There are also other different commercial things on the market to help with squirrel removal, like strobe lighting or high-pitched sounds. If you find that these repellants are not working trapping them is a great way to remove them. The most effective ones are multiple-animal traps, one-way exclusion door traps, and single-animal cages. If you use a single-animal cage the squirrel will be lured into the cage using bait and when the squirrel steps inside the trap door mechanism triggers the door to go shut. The traps are usually put where the squirrels come and go. The homeowner will have to make sure that there are no other ways for the squirrel to get in besides going into the trap. The best trap to use to ensure squirrel removal is the one-way exclusive door, which allows the squirrels to leave the attic but will not let them back in. It is best not to use poison as a squirrel could crawl into an inaccessible space to die and leave nasty odors in the attic. If there are baby squirrels do not attempt to remove any of them until the babies can take care of themselves.
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Wild raccoons are capable of causing an extensive amount of damage and mess to a home or property. They are known to take shelter in residential and commercial areas, commonly invading attics, crawl spaces, roofs, vents, ducts, garages, sheds, porches, and more. They use these areas to protect themselves and their young from harsh weather and cold temperatures; as well as, for breeding grounds and feeding.
Once raccoons are occupying a particular area of a residential or commercial property, they immediately begin their destructive tendencies. For instance, raccoons can chew through wood beams and electrical wiring, rip down attic insulation, and saturate dry wall, sheet rock, ceilings, and other areas of a home with urine and feces.
Many property owners are overwhelmed with the sight of their home or building after a raccoon infestation. Once they are professionally removed, what happens to the area that has been destroyed? Continue reading to learn about professional raccoon cleanup services and how they can help a property owner in distress following a raccoon infestation or disturbance.
When wild raccoons have nested, burrowed, and hibernated in a home or building for an extended amount of time, the chances of structural damage is high. Dry wall is ripped, torn, and saturated with animal urine and droppings; while attic insulation, ceilings, and more are also saturated with urine and ripped away for nesting and playtime. On top of these damages, extreme structural damage is likely too. Porches, decks, roofs, and more have to be gutted or replaced at times; depending on the degree of damages. In other cases, restorations can take weeks or months to complete because of the extensiveness of harm and destruction.
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