Why Raccoons Removal from Nextgen Pest Solutions?
Nextgen Pest Solutions is a veteran owned and operated pest control and wildlife removal service that serves Atlanta and the surrounding area. We prioritize hiring veterans, we use the latest in modern technology, and we believe in the importance of customer service.
Removing raccoons is a complex process that involves more than just spraying a pesticide or repellant or setting traps. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution, but Nextgen Pest Solutions hires trained technicians who can adapt to the details of your specific situation.
Our raccoon removal services are humane, with the raccoons unharmed. We safely relocate them to a better area, and can provide exclusion services to make sure they’re unable to hide on your property or enter dangerous places.
What Does A Raccoon Problem Look Like?
It’s not that difficult to tell whether you have a raccoon problem. They’re larger than other mammal wildlife pests like squirrels or rats and evidence of their presence is usually more apparent. Some of these signs include:
- Bent or broken vents
- Holes in drywall and siding
- Dirt or scratch marks
- Droppings similar in size and smell to dog droppings
- Chittering or screeching noises
- Spilled or tipped over garbage cans.
Higher activity late at night or early in the morning
Like rodents, they chew electrical wires and move around primarily in the attic, fireplace, or walls. Unlike them, raccoons often make loud thumping noises while playing like they’re holding a wrestling match. Raccoons are nocturnal, but if they’re hiding on your property they may still be awake if encountered during the day.
NOTE: Raccoons should rarely be seen walking around during the day. If you ever see a raccoon that appears to be outdoors comfortably during daylight hours, please stay away as it may have a disease known as “dumb rabies.”
Why Is A Raccoon Problem Dangerous?
Raccoons are intelligent and omnivorous, which often makes removing them and taking preventive steps a bit more challenging than other pest species. Two main factors are usually involved when raccoons are looking for a place to stay:
- Food – Raccoons will eat almost anything from both natural and urban environments, such as birds, vegetables, fruit, frogs, eggs, pet food, insects, and more. They are especially fond of trash, which is often so willingly left out for them to feast.
- Shelter – Human structures in general are similar to the hollow logs they live in in the wild and protect them from most predators and harsh weather. If they can fit their head through a hole, they can fit the rest of themselves in.
Making sure your property isn’t attractive to raccoons is essential to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for you and anyone else who visits or inhabits it. Some of the most notable types of damage raccoons can cause include:
- Property Damage – Raccoons like to destroy insulation by urinating, defecating, and ripping it up for nests. They also chew on electrical wires, scratch at AC unit duct work, and more.
- Disease Transmission To Humans – Roundworm eggs in raccoon poop can survive a long time and be airborne which makes it much easier for them to spread.
- Disease Transmission To Pets – Mange and canine distemper.
- Parasite Transmission – Fleas, mites, and ticks.
Raccoons are one of the most likely species of wildlife to be infected by rabies, but transmission of the virus to humans isn’t very common. Still, always seek immediate medical attention if you or your pet are bitten by a raccoon.
Choose Nextgen Pest Solutions To Solve Your Raccoon Problem
Nextgen use pest control methods that are both humane and effective. We address wildlife pest problems like raccoons in the attic by strategically removing them from your property. We also offer 24-hour pest control services so that you can feel comfortable in your property no matter what time you discover a raccoon problem.
For more information about our raccoon control services in Atlanta and the surrounding areas, please contact us today at 470-336-4315.