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Tampa Florida Raccoon Control Situation: Storey 1) YUCKY: I went to a home that smelled so bad that the people living there moved out. They called me to find the smell. I searched and searched, but could not find it. The strongest odor seemed to be coming from the air conditioning unit in the center of the home. Sure enough, when I cut open the air conditioner, I found a dead raccoon. It had been electrocuted by the wires in the air conditioner. It smelled so bad that a neighbor walking outside next to the home smelled it and threw up.
Storey 2) SCARY: I got a call about a snake under a house. I crawled under the house on my belly and could not find anything. Then I saw some rags, and I crawled over and lifted up the rags. I found a rattlesnake underneath the rags, and it reared up its head and rattled its tail. My face was less than two feet away from the snake's face. Some rattlesnakes can strike up to 4 feet away. It did not strike, but I had to slowly crawl away backwards on my belly. Once I was a safe distance away, I grabbed the snake with a special snake grabbing tool, and pulled it out. If the snake had bitten my face, I would have had to go to the hospital, and I might have face a life threatening situation.
Storey 3) INTERESTING: I went to a house that had approximately 3000 bats living in the attic. I went inside the attic to inspect, and saw thousands of bats hanging on the walls and beams of the attic. They got nervous and hundreds of them started to fly around. Even though there were hundreds of bats flying in a small attic space, not a single bat brushed me. Bats are expert fliers, and they can use a special form of sonar to detect the presence of objects in the dark. Bats are not dangerous, and they won't attack you or bite your neck or fly in your hair.
Storey 4) FUNNY: One time a squirrel fell down a chimney. I opened the chimney flu and it fell out and into the fireplace, and then out into the living room. It ran all around the house and knocked over several pictures and a glass vase. The dog of the house tried to chase it, but the squirrel was so fast that the dog couldn't catch it. The squirrel ran behind a book shelf and the dog knocked over the entire shelf and all the books spilled. I finally caught it by hand with heavy gloves, and when I checked to see if it was a male squirrel or female squirrel, it peed in my face, and I dropped it and it got loose in the house again, and knocked over some potted plants. Finally it ran back into the fireplace and back up the chimney, and I was right back where I started.
If you wish to learn more, click on the How to Get Rid of Raccoons in the Attic home page. For raccoon control in Hillsborough County, Florida, call us at (813) 404-7033, and ask to talk about raccoons in the attic in Tampa, FL.