Have you been hearing strange crawling noises in your chimney or in your attic? Have you woken up to littered trash outside your home or your garden plants destroyed many times? You may have a raccoon on the loose around your property or in your home. If wildlife intrusion in your property has become a problem for you, contact Illiana Wildlife Services.
Raccoons are usually found in wooded areas with nearby bodies of water, such as lakes and streams. These furry animals eat berries, fruits, vegetables, crops, eggs, insects, frogs, mice, and aquatic invertebrates. Their incredibly flexible paws make it easy for raccoons to grab, pull, and hold things which are useful when looking for food. These nocturnal animals are also great swimmers and climbers.
Raccoons build their dens in tree holes, hollow logs or abandoned dens of other animals. They are solitary animals except for mother raccoons who take care of their young.
Raccoons as Menaces
Raccoons can easily adapt to a new environment given their clever and quick nature. They can easily thrive in cities. They rummage garbage cans, gardens, and bird cages for food. They can build their dens in attics or decks.
Not only are raccoons a nuisance, but they can be destructive as well. They can tear off roof tiles or shingles or create holes on walls as they try to gain entry into the attic. They can also chew on wooden structures and electrical wiring once inside.
As adorable as they look, avoid purposely feeding raccoons because they will only keep coming back.
Moreover, raccoons can carry rabies which is why you should carefully observe an intruder raccoon in your yard before handling it. Here are signs you should watch out for that tell you should stay away from a raccoon:
- Limping or difficulty walking
- Unresponsive or aggressive even when unprovoked
- Foaming at the mouth
If you notice these signs, contact a raccoon removal company right away.
Raccoon Removal Services
Raccoons can get aggressive especially when protecting their young so pulling a family of raccoons out of your attic on your own might not be the wisest idea. To make sure no one gets hurt, it’s best to let a professional handle it. Our raccoon removal services include trapping, habitat modification, and educating our clients on how to prevent raccoon invasion in the future.