Do You Have Raccoons In Your Warehouse In Bartlett TN?
Do you have an issue with raccoons in your warehouse in Bartlett TN? Raccoons are the cutest thieves you will ever see, but they can bring trouble with them. It is very common for raccoons
to sneak into a warehouse and check out what is going on. You may not even know they are inside until it’s too late.
Why Do Raccoons Come Into Your Warehouse?
Raccoons are what we call opportunistic animals. Raccoons can be in a warehouse for several reasons. If you leave a door open they will take advantage of the opportunity and come right on in. If your warehouse stores ingredients for food, animal feed, or even has other animals in it, this can attract them. Raccoons could also decide to come inside because of bad weather or needing shelter.
Look Around The Outside Of Your Warehouse
It helps to take a look around the outside of your property to see what the surrounding area is like. Wild animals will fight for territory. If there is an overabundance of animals in the area, then they may be looking for a place to live. If there are no trees near your warehouse, then they could be looking for a meal or a new hideout. For more information about raccoon removal in Bartlett TN, click here.
Are Baby Raccoons In Your Warehouse?
Raccoons breed in February and March and will be pregnant for about 8 weeks. During their pregnancy, they will make sure they have a nest to give birth in that is safe and warm. This
happens in people’s homes quite often and if a warehouse isn’t too loud in a certain area, there too.
How Many Babies Do Raccoons Have?
A mother raccoon can have an average of 3 to 5 pups and give birth around April or May. They will stay with the mom until they are weaned between 2 and 4 months of age. During that time, she will go out during the day while the pups are asleep and gather food. She will come back at night to feed and protect them.
Once they are ready she will show them how to forage for food and protect themselves while they sneak around for food. What better place than one filled with people that leave at night so they can try to get any leftovers they can get their hands on.
What Happens If You Have A Whole Family Of Raccoons In Your Warehouse?
When you have a family of raccoons in your warehouse the damage they cause can add up very quickly. Raccoons can climb almost anything because of their hand-like paws. They can grab onto most crevices and can tear through just about any openings. Raccoons are extremely smart creatures and can learn how to open and get into something with just a few tries.
This can make quite a mess in a warehouse full of boxes or other machines that the wild animals could damage or tear into. A major health issue with a raccoon is that they carry rabies and roundworm, which may affect people and other animals. Rabies is transmitted through saliva and blood and can be transferred to humans and domestic animals as well as being in the local wildlife.
Diseases That Raccoons Carry
Roundworm is in raccoons intestines; when the roundworms lay eggs, they are passed into the fecal droppings. If we come into contact with any feces unknowingly, we can get the bacteria on us. This transfer of bacteria creates a disease called Baylisascaris and can cause nausea, tiredness, loss of coordination, loss of muscle control, lack of attention to people and their surroundings, blindness, and coma.
Other diseases can come from wildlife like salmonella, canine distemper, and raccoon parvoviral enteritis. All of these diseases can be very harmful if you come into contact with urine, fecal droppings, saliva, or blood from a raccoon, so please make sure you clean up with the appropriate sanitation equipment to kill all the bacteria in the area a raccoon may have had access to.
Do You Need A Professional To Handle Your Raccoon Problem?
If you have heard any noises or seen anything to indicate there may be a raccoon in your warehouse or trying to find a way in, it may be time to give Apex Wildlife Control a call and we would be happy to come by and verify if you have a raccoon problem.
If you do have raccoons and you have seen them, then we offer outside trapping services that can start the day we come out! What outside trapping services are referring to is just live cage trapping. Typically we would need to see the property, but warehouses are known to have easy access for animals to go in and out of, for example, big open doorways.
How We Solve Raccoon Problems Around A Warehouse
Since we can’t exactly stop anyone from leaving a door open, we set multiple live cages in the areas that raccoons are most active. The technicians put the bait out in all the cages to attract the raccoons and we trap for 7 days. There is no limit to how many animals we catch, but we come out a total of 3 times in the 7-day trapping period.
Once we catch the raccoons, we will relocate them 25 miles away from your property so they
can’t find their way back to you. We are almost always successful, however, we cannot force an animal into a trap and therefore are not able to guarantee our trapping work. The bait will help to entice the raccoons into the cages, but because they are so smart, they may try to avoid it at first.
Cleaning Up After The Raccoon In Your Warehouse
After we have captured all the animals, it is time to do the disinfecting and cleaning. Lucky for our customers we do offer a fecal cleaning and deodorization service. The technicians will come out and clean and deodorize the affected area. We want to be able to help you with all you could need to help alleviate the stress of this situation so you can tend to your everyday work and meet the needs of your staff.
Let us take this burden off of you so you can relax knowing it will be handled properly!
Apex Wildlife Control does not harm any animals unless they have rabies or are severely injured. Every service we provide is humane. Please give us a call today and let us tell you more about our trapping and sealing process. We can’t wait to hear from you!