Raccoons In Your Wall In Germantown TN
Are raccoons in your walls in Germantown TN? Do you hear strange noises coming from within your walls? Sounds like banging or loud scratching noises? Do you hear sounds like muffled chattering or maybe even crying sounds like a baby? If so, there could be a raccoon stuck in your walls.
This can happen if a raccoon is living in your attic and falls through a hole in the insulation. This often happens to raccoon babies. We will help you out in this annoying situation. Handling raccoons can be very dangerous, especially if the mama raccoon is nearby. Please call a wildlife professional before you try to open up a wall or rescue a baby raccoon by yourself. At Apex Wildlife Control, we offer humane raccoon trapping in the Germantown TN area!
Are We Dealing With Raccoons Or Something Else?
When we get a call, we try to determine what kind of animal we may be dealing with. It is important to understand the different sounds made by animals. This helps us determine the species we are dealing with and how to best approach the situation. Also, determining the age of the raccoon is very helpful. We have to deal with the situation differently with baby raccoons than we do with an adult raccoon. For information about rats or various other wildlife species in your walls, check out Rats And Mice In The Walls In Memphis TN.
How We Capture Raccoons In The Walls
At Apex Wildlife Control we use live cage traps and a noose to remove a raccoon stuck in walls. A raccoon stuck in a wall can die within a day or two without food and water. This contributes to a slow and agonizing death, so it is very important we remove the animal as soon as possible. This can seem like an extensive effort to go through to save a wild animal, but it saves you from having to deal with a decaying animal and terrible odor in your home.
An animal stuck in a small tight space is sluggish and exhausted, and will not put up much resistance. The actual animal removal procedure is actually straightforward. First, a noose is wrapped around the raccoon’s body, under the front legs. This keeps the animal at a distance so it cannot attack the technician while he gets it into the cage. A tired raccoon is easily moved into a cage. We then hydrate and feed the raccoons before relocating and releasing them. They may have to fight for territory or find another food and water source when we relocate them so we try to get them healthy before they reenter the wild.
Baby Raccoons In Your Walls In Germantown TN
If the technicians find that we are dealing with baby raccoons, we try to get to them as soon as possible because we do not know how long they have been inside the wall. A baby raccoon may have fallen and is hurt. This may happen before it starts to make noise. So by the time it starts making noises, there is no way to tell how long it has been there or when the last time it ate from the mother. We cut out a section of the wall and have a prepared box ready to put the babies in.
Baby raccoons are not aggressive as newborns so we are able to reach in with gloves on and pull them out by hand. They will make crying sounds, but they calm down once they are warm in a box or with their other litter mates. Once we remove them we check to make sure there are no other little ones in the wall area and we may even check in the attic.
When A Raccoon Rehabilitator Is Necessary
At such a young age, the baby raccoons are unable to care for themselves so we have to find a wildlife rehabilitator who specializes in raccoons. Wildlife rahabilitators are trained to properly feed raccoons and reintroduce them into the wild at the appropriate time.
If baby raccoons have been handled by humans, mama raccoon will usually reject them and they cannot be returned to her. They are probably still being nursed so they will have to be bottle-fed, slowly transitioned to regular food, and taught to forage. This is a slow process. If you see a raccoon in your yard, we advise you not try to get rid of it yourself unless you are certain there are no babies in the attic or walls of your home.
After we have safely extracted the raccoon or babies from your wall, we recommend you get a full interior and exterior inspection. You need to know how they are getting in and out of your home so they don’t come back again. If one raccoon gains access to your home, more will surely follow.
Please call Apex today to learn about our ONE YEAR WARRANTY on exclusions for your home. If you have raccoons in your wall in Germantown TN, give us a call today! We will be happy to help with any of your wildlife needs!