Do you need humane raccoon removal in Eads, TN? Are these little rascals causing problems in your attic, your crawl space, even your pool? Raccoons are a common problem for frustrated homeowners in the Eads area, and they can be a very annoying and stinky little pest!
At Apex Wildlife Control, we specialize in humane raccoon trapping and removal, plus other wildlife removal including squirrels and rats. We not only trap the wildlife, but we also seal up your home against future entry by these animals. We are a one stop shop for wildlife trapping and exclusion!
Raccoons are an important part of the cycle of life, but they just don't belong in your home. These animals can be a nuisance and should be removed as soon as possible before they damage your property. Raccoons will damage your insulation with feces and urine which can lead to expensive repairs and even an attic restoration.
If you have had raccoons in your attic, you will probably need repair work. Our goal is to not only remove the animals, but also seal the entry points. Once a raccoon has been in your attic, it will have left its scent. Other animals, including raccoons, will smell this scent and try to get into this recently vacated space.
"But surely a raccoon couldn't get into a hole that small?"
Oh, yes they can! Raccoons are very agile and can easily fit into an area only 4 inches wide! If a raccoon finds a hole or opening smaller than this, he will use his incredible strength and sharp claws to widen the hole so he can squeeze in! In most cases, there is already something broken or missing from the roof and that’s when raccoons tear away at the opening to make it bigger. Raccoons can also smell rotted wood, and will even tear away at shingles if they sense the wood below is soft.
If you come out one morning and see your sod neatly rolled up, you probably have a raccoon. Skunks and opossums may leave the same signs as raccoons, but they won't be as precise. Those odd shaped little hands are very dexterous when it comes to searching for food!
Raccoons are mostly nocturnal, so if you don’t see anything during the day, that is another indication it’s a raccoon. Raccoons like to dig in the dirt to look for grubs and other larvae. Because raccoons are omnivores, they will also eat rats, frogs, berries, plus any kind of meats and plants. No wonder they love your garbage!
The best way to keep raccoons away is to make your home and property a little less "raccoon-friendly. Some tips include keeping your garbage tightly sealed and your trees and bushes trimmed back. If you or your neighbors feed cats or dogs outside, make sure that all leftover food is removed. Cat food is a favorite treat for hungry raccoons!
At Apex Wildlife Control, our technicians are very successful with our exterior trapping process. We use humane, blind traps that do not cause harm to the animals we catch. Many companies will use common bait like cat food, which raccoons love. However, if you live in a neighborhood with stray cats, this is not a good bait to use. As we do not want to accidentally trap cats or other domestic animals, we use a specific sweet bait to target only raccoons.
Once a raccoon has been trapped, we will relocate it 25 miles away so that it cannot find its way back to your property. However, sometimes we are called out to rescue raccoon babies because the mother was killed or simply abandoned them. Baby raccoons are brought back to our office where they are fed and kept warm until a local rehabilitator can be contacted. These rehabilitators are licensed by the State of Tennessee, and will raise the baby raccoons in a manner so that they may eventually be released back into the wild and live their best raccoon lives.
Raccoons will grow to two to three feet long, and weigh up to twenty pounds. Adult raccoons will mate in February or March and have a 60 day gestation. Mother raccoons can have anywhere from one to eight babies, but the average is around four to five. These babies are born anywhere from March to June and will open their eyes at around three weeks of age. Raccoon babies are usually weaned at two to three months.
If a mama raccoon has had babies in your attic, you will hear some very strange sounds, almost like a human baby crying. We never trap a mother raccoon and her babies in the same trap. A mother raccoon will go into a frenzy, and will inadvertently kill her babies while trying to escape the trap. If you do have a little raccoon family in your attic, we will often use eviction fluid. This fluid will cause a biological reaction in the female, making her think that her babies are in danger. She will then move her family away from the eviction fluid; sometimes completely out of your attic.
Have you come across too many 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.
In addition to our exclusion guarantee, we also provide our clients with a standard One Year Warranty on all the work we perform.
So if you are having raccoon problems, give Apex Wildlife Control a call today! We specialize in the humane removal of problem raccoons!