Three Steps to Get Rid of Raccoons

This time of year Holper’s gets many calls for raccoon pest control. This uptick is likely due to raccoon moms looking for a safe, warm place to give birth to their young. If you need to get rid of raccoons, Holper’s has the answers to your questions.

How to Solve a Raccoon Problem

squirrel-damageScavenged outdoor trash cans can be one of the earliest signs that you have a raccoon problem. Additional signs (and problems) include: damage to roof areas, damaged gable vents and dormer corners, footprints on a downspout, scratch marks on a tree, torn pipe insulation, noises in the attic, trampled ceiling insulation in attic spaces, feces on the roof, and heavy collections of raccoon feces in attic spaces, which is a biohazard.

If you find any of these signs, here are the three steps to get rid of raccoons.

  1. Eliminate Food Sources

Raccoons typically forage for food nocturnally. Trash cans are the most obvious residential food source, but raccoons will also eat from bird feeders if they can reach them. The easiest ways to eliminate these food sources are to avoid placing food waste in outdoor trash containers and to hang bird feeders on tree branches where raccoons would have difficulty reaching them.

  1. Have Raccoons Removed

If raccoons are inside your home, you need to have a pest control specialist remove them. The process begins with a thorough inspection to determine where the entry points are. Based on the findings, traps will be set accordingly to stop your raccoon problem as quickly as possible.

  1. Seal Points of Entry

After raccoons are removed from a residence by Holper’s, keeping them from reentering depends on sealing all the points of entry through which the animals could gain access to the home. Leaving potential points of entry open essentially lays out a welcome mat for more raccoons.

Do You Need Raccoon Pest Control?

If so, now is the time to resolve the issue. If you wait your residence could suffer further damage, and your health could be put at risk due to growing collections of raccoon feces in your attic. It’s time to contact the experienced raccoon removal specialists at Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions.raccoon-feces-roof

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Raccoon Feces on Roof

We’ll perform a free inspection of your residence, suggest the most economical and effective solution, and set the traps. In addition to physically removing raccoons from your home, we will seal up the holes through which they entered the residence. We can also give you a bid to replace any insulation that was damaged by raccoon trampling or feces.

To schedule a free inspection, call us at (314) 732-1413, or email us at info@holperspest.com. We look forward to using our raccoon pest control expertise to help you enjoy more peace of mind in your home. It’s time to get rid of raccoons!