Raccoon Control, Raccoon Removal, Trapping Raccoons
Raccoons are opportunistic omnivores and take almost every opportunity to find food. They sometimes crawl through your pet doors or knocking over your trash cans. Raccoons can be aggressive animals, especially when it is cornered or threatened. This makes raccoon control an important issue for home owners. The Solution – CALL (318)553-3006.
Raccoons will make their home in your Highland area attic, underneath eaves in your roof, in your chimney and even within your walls. We do not recommend you try to remove a raccoon from your property on your own! Call a licensed professional Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator. A raccoon may have babies hidden in its nest, which an inexperienced wildlife trapper or animal control may overlook. When a mother raccoon is removed, the babies will die… this opens up a whole new can of worms for Shreveport/Bossier City property owners.
Raccoons are easy to identify with their distinct markings. They are smart and can be very hard to capture. Adult raccoons can reach weights of 50 pounds. Raccoons can be very mischievous which makes catching them very difficult. Raccoons have an opposable thumb which allows them to gain access to structures as well as remove lids off garbage cans to get to food sources such as stored dog food and cat food.
There are a variety of diseases raccoons carry and the main one being rabies. Other diseases raccoons are know to carry include:
- Raccoon Roundworm which is caused by accidental ingestion or inhalation of parasite eggs in raccoon feces.
- Giardia lamblia which is a diarrhea associated with ingesting food or water contaminated with raccoon feces.
- Rickettsia rickettsii or Rocky Mountain Fever is a serious viral infection that will leave spots on the skin. This is caught through ticks found on the raccoon’s body.
Raccoons are normally active in the evenings and at night. I’ve watched them stroll down the sidewalk in Shreveport right next to a tame cat like they were best buddies. They need shelter in the daytime in a confined spaces such as crawl spaces, attics of homes and chimneys as well as trees and many other areas that your property has to offer. Once a raccoon has set up their den in your home and marked it with scent glands, it is extremely hard to catch them and it creates and extremely nerve racking nuisance. Some of the problems that this can cause are noises through out all hours of the day and night. Without raccoon control they can cause destruction to your home such as repeated defecation in same areas causing damage to your drywall and insulation as well as the health risk of breathing in these airborne toxins which can filter down into the living area of your home and in some case freely enter into your homes air duct through lose tape joints or poorly fitting plenum and duct work connections. Raccoons also can transfer canine distemper as well as rabies to your family and pets.
Raccoon Control, Raccoon Removal Can be Dangerous
Trapping raccoons is a very dangerous job if you have not been properly trained. There are many different approaches that can be taken when catching “coons” and Rob McKay knows them all. If a human is bitten by a coon, or any wildlife, the animal should be regarded as rabid. When exposure occurs, it should always be reported to the local or state health department. Bites or scratches should be thoroughly washed immediately but are best avoided all together.
In addition to Raccoon Control and Raccoon Removal, Wildlife Abatement specializes in expert animal removal and wildlife animal control. We trap urban wildlife such as raccoon, armadillo, skunk and squirrel in most of Northwest Louisiana in our humane animal cage traps. Wildlife pest such as bats or honeybees in the attic or walls are handled using different removal techniques. Shreveport/Bossier City nuisance animals can cause a lot of damage and we have many animal damage prevention techniques that will stop those pests and animals from entering your home. Raccoons in your attic? No problem! Our exclusion and clean up techniques will not only stop that animal from entering your property, but will also stop all the parasites & diseases those critters can carry.
What areas do we provide Raccoon Control
Raccoon removal specialist serving Shreveport LA, Bossier City LA, Barksdale Air Force Base LA, Haughton LA, Benton LA, Keithville LA, Coushatta LA, Greenwood LA, Stonewall LA, Elm Grove LA, Ringgold LA, and Minden LA.