Raccoons are generally the size of a small dog, and most noted by their bushy ringed tail and black mask around the eyes. Racoons, known for their high level of intelligence, are considered one of the most intelligent wildlife species in Tennessee. They possess a versatile diet, consuming a wide range of food items, including fruit, sweets, and even small animals. Being primarily nocturnal creatures, racoons exhibit heightened activity during the late afternoon and throughout the night.
Problems and Damage
Racoons have a tendency to establish denning sites in areas where they find suitable food sources. They can create dens beneath porches, and if they find access points, they may set up dens inside attics or crawl spaces. When racoons infiltrate homes, they can cause damage by damaging vents and tearing up air conditioning ductwork. Once inside, they may designate specific areas as latrine sites, leading to contamination. It's important to note that racoons are known carriers of diseases such as rabies and parasites like roundworm, Tularemia, Giardia, and Leptospirosis. However, It’s worth mentioning that not all racoons carry these diseases. Nevertheless, any scratches or bites from racoons should be treated promptly by a medical professional.
Prevention and Exclusions
Complete Animal Removal offers services to prevent from infiltrating homes by identifying and sealing potential entry points. They employ durable materials, including fixing soffit holes, securing ac units, and securing ground vents. We effectively block any openings that racoons could use to regain access to the property. In addition to professional assistance, homeowners can contribute to prevention efforts by remaining vigilant and limiting potential food and water sources that may attract racoons. By taking proactive measures, homeowners can help deter racoons from invading their homes.
In the event that you discover a racoon has invaded your home or property, Complete Animal Removal provides professional removal services. Their team of Wildlife Specialists is well-trained in raccoon behavior, allowing them to efficiently and humanely trap and remove the unwanted racoon from your premises. By relying on their expertise, you can effectively address the racoon intrusion and ensure a safe and humane resolution to the issue.