Raccoon Removal Services in Dallas, Texas
Raccoons invade your property to seek shelter in a warm and dry place away from the elements. Raccoons are much larger than the other wildlife that are common in attics. When raccoons are present, property owners will typically hear them walking due to their size and weight. They sound more like a thumping noise, unlike the scurrying noises heard from smaller rodents. Raccoons in the Dallas area are nocturnal animals and are most commonly heard at dusk and throughout the night. Raccoons are very vocal and it is common to hear growls and crying noises, especially in a litter of cubs. Rodents and raccoons have become increasingly common to find in Dallas, Plano, Allen, Frisco, and McKinney due to the rapid land development and property growth. Brinker Animal Removal Specializes in Dallas raccoon removal and can provide a permeant solution to your raccoon problem.
When raccoons invade an attic space they treat it like their home. They have areas that they like to live in, feeding areas, and bathroom areas. Raccoon in Dallas are notorious for causing devastating damage to A/C ducts, pipe insulation, vents, fans, and even wooden beams. Sometime raccoons destroy these things for no reason, it is just their nature. It is important to call a raccoon removal specialist immediately if you see any signs of raccoons.
Raccoons In Your Attic?
Raccoons are more complicated to control than other wildlife because they are extremely intelligent. They commonly climb through attic vents, chimneys, and other holes found in the exterior of the property. Raccoons are nocturnal creatures and heard throughout the night. They typically make a thumping, scurrying, or scratching sound on the ceilings and walls. Raccoons are known as the most dangerous wild animal to have in your attic because of histoplasmosis spores that are constantly released in their fecal matter. It is important to have a Dallas raccoon removal specialist inspect your attic immediately if you hear these sounds.
Signs of Raccoon Infestation
Raccoons are omnivorous, eating anything and everything they can find while destroying the area they are living in. They have been known to steal pet food, dig through garbage cans, and dig through outside garden areas. Raccoons dig up lawns in search of worms, grubs, and vegetables to consume. The average raccoon is the sign of a large cat and will be seen exiting and entering your home at dawn and dusk. If you see any of these signs please call a raccoon removal specialist immediately:
- Loud noises in the attic or walls
- Tracks in the yard the size of a large cat
- Signs of raccoons in garbage cans
- Fecal droppings similar in size to a cat
- Raccoons in your yard or trees at night
Raccoon Removal Process
Step One - Raccoon Trapping
To start the resolution of your raccoon issue, our Dallas Racoon Removal specialist will begin the trapping process. These raccoon traps will be set in your subfloor, attic, walls, and crawlspace depending on your home’s construction. Our Dallas Raccoon technicians customize the Raccoon trap placement and process for each customer’s needs. Trapping typically requires two service appointments each week for up to two weeks. This can change based on the number of raccoons. We safely trap raccoons using live cages and safely release them back into their natural habitat. All of the traps are set before the initial exclusion work is started so that the raccoons are not left without a food source. We use raccoon specific live traps for the animal’s safety. The property must be completely sealed up after the traps are set to successfully trap the raccoons. They prefer their natural food source outside of your home and will continue to use it until they are no longer able. If in certain circumstances, we can catch the raccoons on-site if we can safely do so.
Step Two - Raccoon Exclusion
The second step in our raccoon removal process is to seal up all of the entry points with metal-based products that will last forever. This is done both on the roof and ground level of the property. All of the currently used entry points and potential entry points will be sealed up. This includes chimney caps, roof returns, holes in fascia boards, and more. This will not only prevent new raccoons from entering your home but will eliminate the food source to the raccoons that are in your attic or walls when we seal it up. The raccoons stuck inside the property will then search for an internal food source and find themselves in one of our raccoon traps. It is imperative to understand how many entries points your home has related to the current raccoon issue and the entry points that can be a future issue. Brinker not only seals up the areas related to your current problem but ALL potential entry points so that you will never have any type of animal invade your home in the future.
All of the exclusion work is performed by our Dallas Raccoon expert technicians rather than sub-contractors like many of our competitors. The technician that did the initial inspection will perform all three steps of our process. The exclusion work done to the property will be painted to match the home maximize the home aesthetics.
Step Three - Attic Treatment and Restoration
After all of the raccoons have been removed from the attic space, properly decontaminating is absolutely necessary for safety reasons. Raccoons are known as the most dangerous wild animal to have in your attic because of histoplasmosis spores that are constantly released in their fecal matter. Raccoons leave trails of urine and feces throughout the attic space and a strong scent of pheromones. The pheromones lingering in the attic invites more raccoons back into your home because the animals will believe it is still a nesting site.
Our anti-microbial fogging treatment will completely sanitize the attic space and removed pheromones. This is done after we have verified that there are no longer any raccoons living inside the home. The treatment will kill any hazardous spores contained in urine and feces left behind by the raccoons. The treatment will also kill any fleas, mites, or roaches that are often brought along with the wildlife. Applying the attic treatment will ensure that your entire attic space is properly decontaminated.
In severe cases of wildlife infestation, it is necessary to do a complete attic restoration. This includes completely removing all of the existing insulation and blowing in new insulation. This will completely remove all urine, feces, and old nesting sites. Once all of the old insulation is removed, we will inspect all of your electric wiring, ductwork, and condition of the attic space. We will then blow in new fiberglass insulation into your attic using high-quality R-38 value. This ensures that your property is completely decontaminated and now more energy efficient.
Racoon Damage and Health Risks
The presence of raccoons in your Dallas home poses extreme health threats to anyone occupying the building. Raccoon’s excretions contain histoplasmosis spores that are more than likely circulating through the living space of the building due to damaged A/C ducts. This puts everyone living inside the home in a harmful environment. Insurance companies will sometimes pay for the removal and damage caused by these animals due to the health hazard and their known destruction. Raccoons have been known to cause severe damage to HVAC units, attic insulation, and exterior wood. We have Dallas raccoon removal experts who can diagnose your problem today and provide you with a permanent solution.
- Parasites in Raccoon excretions can cause blindness and death in humans.
- Raccoons are one of the leading carriers of rabies.
- Raccoons carry lice and fleas that can commonly spread to humans or property owner’s pets.
- Raccoons can have a litter of up to 7 pups
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