Dealing With Raccoons
If you have trouble with raccoons and don’t know what to do, look no further! Here at Magic Touch Extermination and Wildlife Control, we provide raccoon removal services to all citizens of New York City and the Long Island area. Call us for an inspection, and we’ll get right to work!
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Why Raccoons Need To Be Removed
Raccoons, though they look cuddly, are in reality very feisty animals. Raccoons, because they’ve been around humans for so long, have largely lost their fear of us. Therefore, raccoons won’t be afraid to get close to you. This increases your risk of being attacked and creates a potential for the spread of disease. Not only do scratches and bites spread disease, but so too does feces and urine. Raccoons can also break the bank in terms of the damage they do to your home, creating further issues. Raccoons have been known to tear holes in ceilings, walls, and even air ducts. They’re also known to chew through wires, creating a major fire hazard. Once a raccoon creates a den in your home, they will start a family. This makes the raccoons even more aggressive.
How We Handle The Issue:
Finding their home
Raccoons need to be located before we’re able to go forward with the issue. During the inspection, we will find the precise location of the raccoon and determine the safest way to go forward. More often than not, raccoons make their homes in attics. Once we figure out where the raccoon lives, we will determine the situation. If the raccoon has already given birth, we will remove the litter by hand and take them to a safe location where they can be cared for.
As stated above, the removal process begins with the removal of the litter, if present. This process is done carefully so as to not harm the babies. They will then be placed into a sack and, from there, will be taken out of the location. If we are able to, we will use a method of removal that does not involve a trap. If we must, we will carefully choose the type of trap to use, ensuring the safety of the raccoon above all else. Using a trap divider, we will place the babies on one side in order to lure the female into the cage. Once the family is safely caught, they will be removed to a pre-determined safe location.
Once the family is safely removed and away from the home, we will begin the cleaning process. This starts with vacuuming the feces and any other scraps left from the raccoon den. We will also repair the entrance that the raccoons created so as to ensure that they don’t return. We will spray down the area, killing any germs or parasites leftover from the raccoons. This a meticulous process and we ensure that no disease can be spread throughout the building.
Above is just a short description of what our services entail. We take the utmost care to ensure that the process is done safely for both the animal and the handlers. We ensure that all droppings, hair, oil, and damage from the raccoon infestation are properly taken care of. Any questions or concerns you have about the removal process or how we plan on doing will be answered honestly and professionally, ensuring that you have a complete understanding as to what it is that we’re doing. We pride ourselves on our ability to communicate effectively and ensure that you’re part of the whole process.
If the raccoon is located in a different location, we ensure that you understand the process of removal. If you have questions concerning the cost, be sure to call us and we can give you a ball-park estimate as far as the price goes, but the price will be determined after the inspection of your home. The price is determined by the location, but it generally ranges from $200-400. If the raccoons are not inside your home, the cost will be lower. If we determine that the raccoon must be removed by a trap, we take all precautions necessary to make the removal safe. Both the adult raccoons and the litter will be removed together, the families will not be separated. All methods are humane, and the safety of all parties is our priority.
If you live in New York City or the Long Island area and need extermination or wildlife services, call Magic Touch Extermination and Wildlife Control today!
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