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Laredo Texas Raccoon Control Situation: How to Keep Raccoons out of your House
Raccoons can be cute until they invade your property. They can cause a lot of havoc and you might not want to see critters trying to knock your trash cans.
Signs that Raccoons are on your property
You might hear loud thumping noises at night. Your bird feeder and pet food might get robbed. You might see tiny paw prints in your backyard. If you don't have a pet dog or cat, then there's a good chance that a bunch of raccoons broke their way inside your house. Some people might find raccoons cute and they can be moved to the compassion for just letting the raccoons do whatever they want. However, this can cost you a lot of money in the long run.
Raccoons Inside your house
Raccoons can be dangerous especially if they are in their birthing stage. Children and pets can be scratched by female raccoons when they feel threatened. They also carry rabies and they can potentially harm the health of your family. If they ever find a way inside your house or your attic, they can steal your food and your pets' food.
Get Rid of Raccoons Inside your House
Raccoons are ingenious and they are very smart. They can easily climb tall fences whenever they want. They can also climb trees to get to your attics through chimneys. They can find an opening inside vents and fans. Some of the standard screens used on fences are not enough to stop raccoons. You have to use heavy duty steel types that can resist the sharp teeth of raccoons.
You have to cover your chimney or install a chimney cap when you have one. However, you should ensure that covering your chimney will not lose its efficiency. In case of raccoons accessing your house through the roof, you can make sure that the shingles are intact. Cover gaps with planks made of solid wood. Use screws to secure the planks firmly into place as raccoons can use their sharp claws to remove them.
In the case of trees, you can trim down any branches that are near your roof. Raccoons are good tree climbers. You can also lessen the bushes around your house to see if there are entry points that a raccoon can use to access your house.
If you are unsure n how to handle raccoons on your own, call a professional. If you need to get rid an entire raccoon family, you should wait at least until they are old enough. Young raccoons can't survive without their mother. Humane techniques are also recommended to get rid of raccoons. Start gently. You can install strobe lights, noises, and sprinklers.
However, if the raccoons do not leave, call a professional. Do not use any poison. Small children or pets can accidentally find it and might swallow it accidentally. Clean your house and your yard to avoid anything that can attract a raccoon. Seal off entry points inside your house. Keep the food in a fridge or an oven whenever possible to keep raccoons out.
If you wish to learn more, click on the How to Get Rid of Raccoons in the Attic home page. For wildlife control, animal trapping services, and raccoon control in Webb County, Texas, call us at 361-356-3717, and ask to talk about raccoons in the attic in Laredo, TX.