Raccoons are one of the most commonly found nuisance animals. Although they may look adorable, you don’t want to share your home or yard with them. These clever bandits, sometimes referred to as “trash pandas”, can carry disease, cause structural damage, and create a mess. Luckily, our team at Magnolia Wildlife Solutions is here to solve even the most extensive raccoon issues. Our technicians have nearly 20 years of experience and offer expert raccoon trapping, removal, and control services to homes throughout Olive Branch, Southaven, and surrounding areas.
The final settlement location might be attractive for the raccoon’s family, but it’s going to cause more than a few problems for your family. The health risks are serious. Raccoons easily spread disease. They are likely carrying mites and ticks with them, which spread their own forms of disease.
Raccoons tear away at the structure of your home, making it less safe in the short term and less valuable in the long term.
How Raccoons Get in Your House
Raccoons are strong and alert creatures. They are able to find the weak points in your house’s structure and work their way inside. Raccoons can easily reach the roof and find entry points. The rainfall that all roofs absorb can soften up material, and raccoons will be able to use their strength to tear open an access point for themselves. If a mother raccoon is looking for a den for her babies, that determination will be even more fierce.
Raccoon removal is not something that should be tried on your own. A raccoon can turn on you in an instant, especially if it feels threatened.
The bite from a raccoon can carry rabies and cause serious injuries. An untrained person puts themselves at serious risk when they try raccoon removal, and they may find it impossible to do a removal that combines safety for the person and humane treatment for the raccoon.
Magnolia Wildlife Solutions offers raccoon removal that is both safe for the person and humane to the animal.
Ventilation areas are another possible entry point, and the raccoon’s hands will often be strong enough to tear apart vents. The installation of a plumbing vent requires cutting a hole in the roof, and that hole can be an entry point. Even if it’s not big enough at first glance, a determined raccoon can tear away additional entry space.
Raccoons are looking for a place to call home, but unfortunately for you, they’ve chosen your home. Once settled in, they will likely help themselves to the garbage. They may aim for a long-term settlement underneath a porch or in an attic.
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