Sometimes the thought of a family of raccoons living nearby may seem cute until you find them in your attic, basement, or under your porch/deck. Normally when you have a wild animal living in your home they do a lot of damage to your home. Raccoons are known as opportunistic scavengers and they will eat anything. If they are finding food, then they will make their shelter near. Sometimes us as homeowners can unintentionally invite raccoons to live near us.
One of the most common problems that raccoons cause is the odor from their feces. Just like an animal, when raccoons eat and drink their feces will be near their home and when their home is your home – it can cause an odor. This can get into the insulation of your home, walls, or flooring and be expensive to replace. Raccoons can also be dangerous to humans. They have sharp claws and teeth that if they are feeling threatened they could use. They can also use their claws and teeth to hurt any pets like dogs or cats. Raccoons can also carry rabies or ringworm which poses health threats to both pets and humans.
Raccoons will most likely be living near your home and stay because they are finding a source of food. If you have raccoons, make sure that your trash is securely shut and unable to be opened from a wild animal. If you keep pet food or bird seed outside, you will want to remove this as well. You can also install a motion light sensor so that if a raccoon or any other animal comes near your home or trash they can get scared away.
If you are living in the Boston area then you know that raccoons can be a problem & you may need help with raccoon removal, if you find you need help with raccoon removal, turn to the professionals at Baystate Wildlife! For more information on our raccoon removal services in Boston, MA & the greater Boston area you can call us at (781) 830-6080 or contact us directly on our website.