What to do about nuisance wildlife


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Raccoons are one of many wildlife pests that wreak havoc on personal property. Not only do they cause damage, they also carry diseases and create messes. If you are experiencing raccoon troubles, then a call to a pest control service that handles raccoon removal might be in order.

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What to do about nuisance wildlife

  1. 1. What to do about NuisanceWildlife: Raccoon Removal
  2. 2. The Facts about Raccoons With their dark mask and mischievous curiosity, raccoons always seem to be up to no good. The raccoon is a nocturnal mammal, which means that it spends majority of its night scavenging for food. Raccoons prefer wooded areas, however, they have adapted extremely well to the urban environment. Instead of making their home in a tree, they often nestle in accessible areas in your home such as an attic or chimney, or underneath a deck, house or shed. If a raccoon has made it into your home, it will not take long to hear them scurrying about over your head.At this point it’s a good idea to call a professional pest control company thathandles raccoon removal.
  3. 3. Damage Caused by RaccoonsIt may be hard to imagine how a raccoon can get into yourattic but low hanging or adjacent branches to your houseprovide easy access. Raccoons are relentless pests, soanything exposed or that can be detached, such asshingles, roof vents, chimneys, or fascia boards offer apotential entrance into your home.Raccoons find attics to be a great environment to raise their young because of thewarmth they provide and the abundance of materials that can be used to build a nest.They will rip insulation off the attic walls and chew through electrical wires, as well asdestroy air ducts. They will use your attic as a restroom; feces will begin to pile up and urine will seep down to your ceiling, so early detection is critical.
  4. 4. Raccoons Carry Lethal Diseases and Parasites Raccoon removal is necessary because of the diseases that they carry. The most common disease is rabies. Rabies is a deadly disease caused by the neurotropic rabies virus carried in saliva and transmitted by bites. Raccoons also carry roundworms that can be found in their feces. Roundworm eggs are resistant to disinfectants and can stick to all types of surfaces. These eggs are extremely difficult to destroy, which is why hiring professional pest control is the best solution. Rabies Virus Cell Parasitic RoundwormHumans can become infected by the accidental ingestion orinhalation of the microscopic roundworm eggs. Childrenare most susceptible to the ingestion of roundworm eggs,as they have the propensity to eat soil or put contaminatedobjects in their mouth. Human exposure to diseases andparasites like these, need proper medical attention.
  5. 5. Professional Raccoon RemovalThe damage created by raccoons can be extensive, but the hiring of a raccoonremoval professional as soon as raccoons are suspected can make all thedifference. Some companies will provide raccoon removal and remediationor clean up services and repair the damages created by the pests. Not onlywill the damages be fixed, but professional pest control companies work toprevent raccoons and other wildlife from entering your home in the future.It is important to shop around to make sure you find the best pest controlcompany to perform the raccoon removal as some provides services thatothers do not. Some companies offer exclusion, remediation, trapping,damage repair and preventative techniques. It’s also important to find acompany that handles pests humanely and responsibly.
  6. 6. Humane Raccoon RemovalHumane raccoon removal involves the placement of specialized traps inkey areas of infestation that are monitored over a period of time.Once captured, strict state guidelines arefollowed to ensure the least amount ofstress on the animal. After all of thepests are safely and humanely removedfrom the home, the pest controlcompany can then perform thenecessary clean up, damage repair andpreventative measures involved withproper raccoon removal. Humanely Trapped Raccoon
  7. 7. About Modern PestModern Pest Services is a family-owned and operated pest managementcompany serving commercial and residential clients throughout New Englandsince 1945. Modern employs integrated pest management (IPM) practices toprovide fast and effective pest control solutions. Visithttp://modernpest.com/wildlife_control/