Raccoon Trapping and Removal
Although raccoons are cute and curious critters, they can cause a lot of problems if given the opportunity. These wild animals are known for getting into trash cans as they search for food but they’ll also nest in your chimney, in your attic, and under the eaves of your home. If you’re dealing with a raccoon problem, it’s important to enlist the help of a professional, like Interstate Pest Management. We offer humane raccoon trapping and removal services for homeowners and businesses in the Portland OR and Vancouver WA area.
Are Raccoons Dangerous?
Raccoons are like any other wild animal, so they may attack if they feel threatened. Raccoons have sharp teeth and sharp claws so an attack by a raccoon can be painful.
Even more serious is a raccoon’s potential to spread infections and diseases. E. Coli, Salmonella, rabies, leptospirosis, and roundworm can be contracted through contact with an infected raccoon’s fur, saliva, and waste. Inhaling particles from infected feces is another way diseases can be spread.
In addition to health risks, raccoons can also cause damage to your home and property using their strong teeth and claws.
Signs of Raccoons
Common signs of raccoons include:
- Occasional raccoon sightings (they’re mainly active at night)
- Messy or tipped over garbage cans
- Food waste
- Missing pet food
- Broken vents
- Scratches near downspouts
- Raccoon droppings
- Screaming or chirping sounds
Humane Raccoon Removal Services in Portland OR
If you have raccoons on your property, turn to Interstate Pest Management for fast and effective raccoon control. Never approach or handle a raccoon yourself. These wild animals are unpredictable and may become aggressive, especially if their babies are nearby.
At Interstate, we offer humane raccoon removal services for homeowners in the Portland OR and Vancouver WA area. We’ll not only safely remove the raccoon(s) from your property, but we’ll also identify vulnerabilities on your property that may lead to future infestations. Contact the raccoon trapping and removal team at Interstate for more information.