Raccoons can be extremely dangerous, so contact us immediately if you one in your home.
Here are some tips to see if you have raccoons:
Is there anybody in there?
To determine if an opening is being used, block the hole loosely with wadded newspaper. Leave in place for two to three days.
If the newspaper goes undisturbed, and the weather has not been particularly cold or stormy, no one is using it as an entryway. If the newspaper is pushed out of place, someone has moved in.
Don’t try to trap and relocate the family yourself. It almost always leads to separation (and probably death) of the young raccoons, unless done by a professional who knows how to reunite mothers with their offspring. The reunion approach allows the mother move her young to another den site at her own pace.
A note about raccoon waste:
In places where raccoons have lived for a long time, feces may have accumulated. Take care to avoid exposure to roundworm eggs, which can be found in raccoon feces. For safety’s sake, ideally, you should hire a professional service to clean up a raccoon latrine.
Raccoons are quite dangerous. Raccoons can carry many serious diseases including rabies. Although incidents of rabid raccoons attacking humans are rare, you don’t want to risk your families health and safety. Raccoons carry two other diseases, roundworm and leptospirosis, that can also be transmitted to humans and pets. So if you suspect raccoons in your house, call us today: (774) 204-1776.