Raccoon Removal Memphis TN

Do you live in the Memphis area? Are you experiencing problems with Raccoons getting in your attic? Have you tried to get rid of the raccoons to no avail?

Providing Professional Raccoon Removal in Memphis TN

If you live in the Memphis TN area and are experiencing issues with Raccoons getting in your
attic you have come to the right place. Apex Wildlife Control is The Memphis area
Premier Professional Raccoon Removal Company. We specialize in trapping Raccoons and many
other aspects of Wildlife Removal to include Squirrel Removal and Rat Removal.

Raccoon Removal Service Specifications

Get Rid of Raccoons, now!

While we all know raccoons are an important part of nature, we cannot live with them in the attic. First of all, they are noisy, especially juvenile raccoons! They make a lot of noise, chirping and calling for mom when they get hungry. Secondly, they can damage the insulation with feces and urine. They then can cause the R value of your insulation to go down by matting the urine and  feces into the insulation.  Our technicians know how to get rid of them, and will work hard to solve your problem, but be aware that this can be difficult work and there might be more than one. We use a variety of methods as you’ll see listed below to get rid of raccoons.

Trapping Services

We provide raccoon trapping services as well as repair work. Our goal is to remove the animal and fix the hole(s).  Raccoons are very agile and can easily get into a hole about the size of a grapefruit. In most  cases, there is already something broken or missing from the roof and that’s when raccoons exploit the opening to make it bigger. Raccoons feel much safer in an attic than outside in the wild, which is why they’ll sometimes even give birth to their young in attics.

Raccoons with young

If they have young, you will hear some very strange sounds coming out of the attic. In the event of a raccoon and her young being in the attic, we often times use a paste or a fluid to evict them without trapping for them. Raccoon Eviction fluid is not always guaranteed to work just the way we expect it to, however the female will have a reaction. If she simply moves the young to another area of the structure we can re-apply and that should work. If further action is necessary, don’t worry, we will take the next step.

Wildlife control is not exact science in methods. Sometimes one method is better than another. When we perform an inspection, we will come up with a complete solution to solve your raccoon problem and the technician will be able to explain everything to you.

How much does raccoon removal cost?

The cost of  raccoon removal will vary depending on what needs to be done. It is best to call for an appointment so we can come out and assess the situation. Things that commonly affect the cost of raccoon removal are as follows:

  • Is this a single story home, two story, or more?
    • Tall ladder setups do affect the cost and our safety
  • Have the raccoons been using the attic as a toilet?
    • Raccoon feces (poop) looks similar in size to canine (dog)
  • Are there juveniles (baby raccoons)?
  • How extensive is the damage to the roof?
    • Raccoons usually create at least one grapefruit sized hole
  • Is damage covered by insurance?
    • If it is, most insurance companies will not allow a partial cleanup meaning the whole of the attic insulation will need to be removed!
    • Insurance companies require images and prepared documents that will indeed take time to prepare
  • Is there any damage to the A/C ducting?
    • because of their size they can easily crush flexible ducting, and sometimes breach it by clawing it.

So as you can see, there are a number of things that can affect the cost. It is in your best interest to have a professional take a good look at how the raccoons got into the attic as well as how to keep them out and of course, the best method to clean up the mess they leave behind.

Attic Clean-up Services

Cleaning up after raccoons can be a tough task! Raccoons not only damage insulation, they sometimes use it to relieve themselves. If you find feces in the attic, you should have it professionally cleaned. Raccoon feces can contain raccoon roundworm eggs along with many other zoonotic diseases. Do not attempt to clean it up yourself without the proper safety gear.

Repair Services

Raccoons often damage the roof line. Since the hole is usually bigger than or equal to a grapefruit, it will need to be repaired. Out technicians will fix the hole and match the existing materials as close as possible. Our repairs will last and we warranty our work . Give us a call so we can get rid of them from the attic and secure your home.

Facts About Raccoons

Although Raccoons may look friendly and cute, don’t be deceived, they are actually a very dangerous animal to get close to. Did you know the following information about Raccoons?

  • Raccoons are the primary vector species that transmit rabies in the Southeastern United States.
  • Raccoons are carriers of parasites such as Roundworm and fleas.
  • Raccoons have litters that consist of anywhere from three to six young.
  • Female Raccoons can be extremely vicious if humans come in contact with them or get too close to their young.

Many homeowners simply do not understand the dangers that are involved with being in close proximity to Raccoons. It makes matters worse when you begin having problems with Raccoons getting into your trash cans or actually breaching your home.

On a daily basis, we deal with homeowners experiencing Raccoons getting into their attics. These raccoons are able to gain access through soffit to roof areas, gable vents, chimney vents, or sometimes they simply tear a hole in your roof that can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage.

It’s not uncommon for us to receive calls from homeowners who have tried to handle this problem on their own. They often try using Raccoon Repellents, Raccoons Deterrents, poisoning the raccoon, or trapping the raccoon themselves. This often ends up in failed attempts or worse, killing the raccoon. In the unfortunate event that the raccoon does die in the home, it can cost several thousand dollars to locate and remove the raccoon, deodorize the area, and repair the damages it caused.

Raccoon Removal Process

At Apex Wildlife Control we have a six step process we use to ensure that each client has an amazing experience with our service. This process involves:

  • Performing an onsite evaluation of the residential or commercial property involved.
  • Determining the species of animal.
  • Locate all entry points.
  • Assess any damages that the animal may have caused.
  • Seal the property.
  • Provide a standard one year warranty on all work performed.

During our consultation, we will report back to the homeowner or business owner with our findings. During this consultation, we will discuss with them what it will take to completely seal the property to assure no future occurrence, and begin the trapping and exclusion process.

So if you have raccoon problems in your attic, and are in need of a raccoon removal expert, give us a call today. You’ll be glad you did!

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