Professional Raccoon Control: Keeping Your Home and Property Safe
When the pitter patter of little paws in your attic turns out to be a family of raccoons, it’s more than just an annoyance – it can be a serious hazard. Raccoons are not only crafty intruders but can also pose significant health risks to your family. If you live in or around the Port Moody area, Langley Richmond, Pitt Meadows and of Vancouver BC and are facing a raccoon infestation, it’s essential to seek professional raccoon control services. Express Pest Control offers raccoon control services that will keep your home and property safe from these pesky pests. So if you notice any signs of raccoons on your property – don’t hesitate to contact us at 604-499-6530 for an inspection and free estimate.
What Are Raccoons?
Raccoons are North American animal species that are known for their distinctive black mask-like markings around their eyes and ringed tails. They are opportunistic omnivores meaning they eat both plants and animals which makes them highly adaptable to different environments. Raccoons are often found in urban areas, making homes in attics, chimneys, sheds, and even garbage cans. Adult raccoon grow up to 2-3 feet in length and can weigh anywhere between 10-15 pounds. Male raccoon’s may fight for territory, while females live in smaller groups with their young. They are excellent climbers and have dexterous hands, allowing them to open doors, containers, and even turn doorknobs. If you notice any signs of raccoons on your property – it’s crucial to seek professional help immediately.
Why Are Raccoons a Problem?
While raccoons may seem cute and harmless, they can cause significant damage to your property. Here are some reasons why raccoon infestations should not be taken lightly:
Property Damage: Raccoons can cause extensive damage to your attic, walls, insulation, and wiring by chewing and clawing their way in. This can create holes that can pose a safety hazard for your family.
Garbage Scattering: Raccoons are notorious for knocking over garbage cans and scattering trash everywhere. Not only is this unsightly, but it also poses health risks from the bacteria found in waste.
Health Risks: Raccoons can carry several diseases and parasites, including rabies, roundworms, and fleas. These can be transmitted to humans through bites or coming into contact with raccoon faeces.
Noise Disturbance: Raccoons are nocturnal animals and are most active at night, which means they may keep you up with their loud noises and movements in your attic or walls.
Pet Threat: Raccoons are natural predators and can pose a threat to small pets like cats or small dogs. It’s crucial to keep your pets safe by addressing raccoon infestations immediately.
Preventive Measures for Future Infestations
Prevention is always better than the cure. There are several steps you can take to make your property less enticing to raccoons:
- Secure trash cans with tight-fitting lids.
- Close off any external openings or holes that may serve as entry points.
- Install screens over vents and chimneys.
- Keep your yard clean of fallen fruit and debris.
However, the most effective preventive measure is regular inspections and maintenance by pest control professionals. Our team can identify potential risks and implement strategies to keep raccoons at bay.
Professional Raccoon Control Services
At Express Pest Control, we understand the importance of keeping your home and family safe. That’s why our raccoon control services are designed to not only remove current infestations but also prevent future ones. Our experts at Express Pest Control are ready to assist you in safeguarding your home against these wily creatures. If you’re dealing with a raccoon problem or simply want to ensure your home is protected contact us for a free quote today. Our team is committed to providing you with peace of mind and a raccoon free environment.