Are you looking for humane raccoon trapping in Bartlett, TN? The wildlife technicians at Apex Wildlife Control are the Bartlett experts in humane raccoon trapping and removal. Not only do we trap raccoons, but we can also seal up any entry points in your home to keep other raccoons out!
Raccoons are an important part of nature, but they do not belong in your attic. These little creatures will damage your insulation with feces and urine, which can lead to expensive repairs and even an attic restoration.
Raccoons can also get into your garbage cans and make a terrible mess! They will not only tip over your garbage cans, but they will also spread trash around your yard and even down your street. Because of their tendency to forage through your trash, they have a rather cute nickname of "Trash Panda". But cuteness aside, these messy little fellows belong in the wild, not in your neighborhood.
Did you know that a raccoon can squeeze through a hole the size of a grapefruit? If there is existing damage to your home, a raccoon will tear away at even a small hole 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. This can lead to further damage to your insulation.
When a mother raccoon has babies, you may hear sounds like a baby crying coming from your attic. A baby raccoon can sound just like a human baby, especially if Mama raccoon is off searching for food. Instead of trapping, sometimes we will use eviction fluid which will cause a biological reaction in the mother. She will think her babies are in danger and will voluntarily move her babies out of the attic to safer location.
Raccoons are mostly nocturnal, so if your yard or garbage has been messed with only at night, you probably have a raccoon. Raccoons like to dig in the dirt to look for grubs and other larvae, and they will return to the same yard over and over if they know it offers a good food source. You may see your sod rolled up after a raccoon has been looking for food. Skunks and opossums also dig spots similar to raccoons, but raccoons are the likely culprit.
There are some things you can do to make your property a bit less "raccoon-friendly". Wild animals remain only in areas where something is attracting them. To keep this from happening you need to take a close look around your home and yard, and ask yourself these questions.
Are all the trash cans tightly secured? Is there a local rodent problem? Are your neighbors feeding wildlife that would entice the raccoons into your neighborhood? Bird feeders are a typical raccoon magnet.
Many raccoons in Shelby County have had contact with humans at one time or another. Some homeowners find those little masked faces hard to resist when they come around looking for food. However, feeding raccoons around your home is never a good idea. These are wild animals that carry diseases such as rabies and distemper which can be passed on to your pets.
Raccoons have been known to kill dogs and cats over food. Once a raccoon learns that your home is a food source, it will keep coming back. Eventually the raccoon will look for shelter near this food source, which will more than likely be your attic. And that's where the trouble begins.
These little rascals will also climb into chimneys (both fireplace and furnace) looking for a nice winter nest. Mother raccoons especially like chimneys for their warmth and security. Sometimes a mother raccoon will even have her babies behind the damper in the fireplace! If this happens, you will hear some odd crying noises coming from your fireplace, much like a human baby crying.
If you think you may have a raccoon or its babies in your chimney, do NOT open the damper! You just might let a soot-covered, angry raccoon right out into your living room. Call a wildlife professional right away!
And please, whatever you do, don't light a fire thinking it will make the raccoons leave. Baby raccoons cannot climb, and a mother raccoon will burn alive trying to save her babies. Lighting a fire would be inhumane and unethical, and just a horrible way for any animal to die.
Are you tired of dealing with companies that won’t stand behind their work? At Apex Wildlife Control, we are so confident that you will love our services, that we give every single client we service a Worry Free Money Back Guarantee. Our exclusion guarantee is very simple. It states:
If for any reason you are not 100% pleased with the quality and workmanship of our exclusion work, we will redo the individual item in question and work to make it right until you are completely satisfied with the outcome. If you’re still not satisfied, we will issue you a 100% refund for the item in question. That’s not all though, we will pay a competitor of your choice to fix the issue. Nothing is more important to us than our customer’s complete satisfaction.
So if you are having problems with raccoons, give Apex Wildlife Control a call today! We specialize in the humane removal of problem raccoons!