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