Do you have raccoons in your crawl space in Bartlett TN? Raccoons can easily fit through small crawl spaces and squeeze under your home. You may hear bumping and banging or scratching underneath your home. If this happens, look for OPEN TRASHCANS. Also, make sure neighbors aren’t feeding the raccoons at night. Leaving dog and cat food outdoors is also another way to attract raccoons. While this may not seem like a big deal to most people, it can create major problems for neighboring houses. For more information, check out Raccoon Removal In Bartlett TN.
Why Do Raccoons Like Crawl Spaces?
Once a raccoon finds good feeding grounds, he will want to stay close by. Raccoons typically search for a quiet place that is easily accessible and has a plentiful food and water source. It is also considerably cooler under the house. In addition, crawl spaces typically have a ready supply of mice and rats. Hopefully, this is not your situation. But if it is, we are here to help!
Signs You Have Raccoons In Your Crawl Space In Bartlett TN
When walking around your property, look for holes that are bigger than a baseball or any chewing or claw marks. These are clear signs that an animal bigger than a squirrel has been going in and out of the hole. Raccoons typically will not dig a new hole and tend to use holes that are already available to them. Raccoons are opportunists and will go into a space that was already created and left by other animals. Ground vents and rotted wood are other possible points of entry for raccoons.
Full Exclusion And Trapping Of Raccoons In Your Crawl Space In Bartlett TN
If you have signs of raccoons in your crawl space in Bartlett TN, you have a couple of different options. We can do outside trapping or trapping full exclusion. Full exclusion allows us to completely seal your property against reentry of animals. Trapping simply traps the animal for relocation. We release the animal about twenty-five miles from your home so that they will not be able to find their way back to you.
If we do a full inspection, we will locate all possible entry points. The technician will complete a full interior and exterior inspection from the crawl space to your attic, and from your foundation to your roof line. He will also check for any damages under the house which will include all the ground vents. The technician will also photograph any damage he finds so you can see what is going on under your house. He will check the foundation and all the crawl space doors as well. He will then provide you with a quote to repair any damages, seal the building, and trap any animals present.
Outside Raccoon Trapping Service
Apex Wildlife Control also offers outside trapping. With outside trapping only, we do not do any exclusion work or seal any entry points.
Our technician will come out and verify the species gaining access to your crawl space. After he verifies the species, he will set traps outside in the best location possible. On average, we set three traps unless we know the exact number of raccoons present. Then we will add traps according to the number of raccoons in the family.
Raccoon Bait And How We Trap
Our technicians are very knowledgeable. We pick the best bait possible for the circumstances. When picking bait for an outside trap we have to consider the wildlife and the domestic animals in the area. If there are stray cats or outdoor pets we will use a bait that is less likely to entice them. We want to avoid getting the wrong species or any domestic animals.
Once we have the traps set and baited, we will begin the seven-day trapping process. We will schedule three trap checks for seven days of outside trapping. You do not need to be home for these trap checks. We only ask that you check these traps daily. Please give us a call if an animal is caught. This will allow us to get to the animal sooner to prevent dehydration.
Trapping Guarantee When Not Performing Exclusion
Apex Wildlife Control is very successful with outside trapping for raccoons. With that said, our company cannot guarantee any of our outside trapping services. This is because we cannot make an animal go into a trap. Our goal is to entice them into choosing to go into the trap, but they can always choose not to. Some animals are smarter than others. If an animal has been trapped in the past, it may be trap-shy and refuse to go into a trap no matter what. Younger animals, however, are generally easier to trap.
Apex Wildlife Control does not use kill traps for raccoons. Once we catch them in our cages, we will take them about twenty-five miles out and relocate them. This is far enough that they will not find their way back to your home. If you have a family of raccoons, we will try to catch them and relocate them together. This is the best chance for survival when it comes to younger raccoons. We will always try to keep the families together if we can.
In Memphis, we are here for any and all of your wildlife needs. Apex Wildlife Control does it all, and there is no problem too big or small for us to handle. So if you think you have raccoons in your crawl space in Bartlett TN, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help!