Raccoon Removal Houston

Raccoon infestations are a very common problem for Houston homeowners and it's important to get rid of any raccoon problems you might have right away. Raccoons are known for leaving behind more than just their odor after they have taken up residence in your home. They can also tear through insulation, chew electrical wires, destroy vegetation and even spread disease to you and your family members if not removed as quickly as possible.

Raccoons on a porch outside Houston
Raccoons caught red handed on a deck in Houston

Raccoon in the Attic 

raccoon peaking through a hole in the ceiling

Raccoons can cause a lot of damage when they live in your attic. These nuisance animals will rip up ducts and even electrical wiring to make their nests, which is dangerous as it will cause fire. Also there are potential health risks to be aware of, these pesky critters carry rabies and other diseases that can be transmitted to humans. Raccoons also can cause structural damage to your home as they search for water, food and shelter. They can tear up insulation and drywall in order to create a space that is comfortable enough for them to live in.

wildlife technician holding a young raccoon

Houston Raccoon Removal

Getting rid of these wild animals in attics is a difficult task that must be done by a licensed and experienced wildlife control professional. When you have determined the source of their entry, sealing off all other potential points of access will go a long way towards keeping them out. You may also consider setting up traps to catch the wild animal and then release it into more suitable habitat (at least 5 miles) away from your home.

A live trap is considered the most effective way to get rid of these wild animals from your attic. Live traps allow you to safely remove the raccoons from your home without harming them. There are one way and two way traps available but its usually just a matter of preference as to which one to use.

Raccoon Removal Service Area

We handle raccoon removal in the following locations:

Aldine, Atascocita, Bellaire, Cinco Ranch, Conroe, Cypress, Humble, Kingwood, Missouri City, Montgomery, Pecan Grove, Richmond, Sienna Plantation, Spring, Stafford, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and Tomball

Our Raccoon Removal Process

  • Set Traps
  • Remove Raccoon
  • Make home less attractive to wild animals
  • Seal entry holes
  • Clean attic
  • Repair any damage done

Setting traps

Settings the traps in areas of the house where you have raccoon activity. These traps are generally baited with marshmallows or wet cat food to lure them in.

Remove the raccoon

After the raccoon is caught, we’ll remove them so that they aren’t able to get back onto your property.

Make your home less attractive to wild animals

We make your home less attractive to raccoon or other nuisance critter by removing any food sources or potential water sources.

Seal the entry holes

We’ll inspect and seal all possible entry points, as well as other entry holes around your home. These will include the soffits and gables of your roofline, vents under porches or patios, etc…

Clean up the attic

We’ll clean out all raccoon droppings and debris from areas that they have damaged such as insulation or drywall. We will treat the attic with a special enzyme to kill off any bacteria or mold spores that may have accumulated from their feces. The enzymes also work as an air freshener so your home smells clean when we leave!

Repair wildlife damage

After cleaning up the attic, we’ll repair any damage both inside and outside of your home. We will also inspect and replace any insulation or roofing that was damaged by the raccoon infestation!

Wildlife Removal and Pest Control

Using poison to get rid of raccoons is never a good idea. Raccoons will track them inside your home creating a safety risk to you and your family members. Raccoons will also crawl in hard to reach places to die and the smell of a decomposing raccoon in your ceiling or attic can be very difficult to remove. A wildlife control services provider who specialize in wildlife removal are your best option. Our specialists never use poison to get rid of raccoons. Trapping and exclusions is a much more humane and safe way to get rid of the wild animals.

Raccoon Repellents 

A common misconception about getting rid of these wild animals is that some kind of repellent or deterrent on its own will be effective – it won’t. In fact many companies who offer such measures use scare tactics like strobe lights or loud noises which only serve as temporary fix until the raccoons adapt to what’s going on outside nest area.  

raccoon feces in a houston attic

Signs of Raccoon Infestation

There are a few tell-tale signs that you might have raccoons living in your attic or under your house. For example, there will be unpleasant smells of droppings and urine, exterior damage to your home, scratching sounds in the attic or walls, as well as strange noises when the sun goes down. You might also notice that there’s garbage cans tipped over, missing pet food or even pets behaving strangely.

Here are the signs that you need wildlife control services in you Houston TX home:

  • Unpleasant smell of droppings
  • Damage to your home’s exterior
  • Strange noises
  • Tipped over garbage bins
  • Raccoon tracks
  • Missing pet food
  • Pets behaving strangely

Unpleasant smell of droppings

The decomposing waste these critters leave behind is not only unpleasant to smell but it can also lead to serious health issues such as respiratory problems, allergies and other infections.

Damage to your home’s exterior

Raccoons like nothing better than finding a nice warm place in which they can live. In order to find this, they will tear apart anything that gets in their way including roofing shingles or vents for instance! It is possible that you might see holes or tears around your house if there are any raccoons living inside. This could be dangerous as well because insulation materials may have been tampered with potentially exposing wiring within walls and ceilings thus increasing the chances of fire hazard! Strange noises

Strange noises

Scratching sounds are one of the most common signs that you might have raccoons living somewhere on your property. These little creatures make lots of noise at night as they search around the attic for food such as pet food or insects like spiders, crickets and ants. They have sharp claws so when they scratch the floors inside your attic it sounds similar to nails on a chalkboard! They like to go about their business while it’s dark outside so if you hear strange noises at night then there’s a good chance that you may be sharing your space with these unwanted guests!

Tipped over garbage cans

Garbage bins are a big attraction for raccoons. They love to go through them looking for food, which is why it’s not uncommon at all if you wake up in the morning and find your garbage bin tipped over and the trash is scattered all over the place. This is one of those tell-tale signs that you might have raccoons living somewhere on your property!

Raccoon tracks

These furry little creatures leave distinct prints behind from their paws, and they look like a tiny human handprint – five toes in total plus some fur to make up these marks left behind by them when leaving or entering an attic.

Missing pet food

Raccoons aren’t particularly picky eaters so if you find missing pet food this could mean that an animal like a raccoon has taken up residence in the attic above where your pets sleep at night. Pets who suffer from anxiety due to

Pets acting strange

If you notice that your pets are acting strange, hiding, and not coming out when they usually do then there’s a good chance that something else is going on in the area of where they usually sleep at night. They could be running away due to fear brought upon by noise or commotion which means it might be time to find another sleeping spot for them if this is happening often enough.

Cleanout and Reinsulation job after animal waste left in attic

Attic Clean up and Re-insulation

Once it has been established that there are no other wild animals or babies who could still be around (a live trapping should determine this), an attic cleanup can begin.

Raccoon feces needs immediate attention because it carries parasites such as raccoon roundworm which can be harmful to humans. It is recommended that you have an expert in wildlife removal services handle this part of the job since it requires a lot of expertise and safety gear such as masks, gloves and suits.

Most of the time, insulation will need to be replaced even if it is not visibly damaged. It has been contaminated and a new layer should be put in its place after everything else has been taken care of.

For attic restoration services, contact us today!

before and after photo of wildlife damage repair

Wild Animal Damage Repair

After attic clean up and decontamination, the next step would be to repair any damage done by the raccoons. Animals have sharp nails and teeth which can tear apart wood, drywall, insulation etc. If you are not sure what kind of work needs to be done on your property then it is best that you hire a wildlife removal company for this part as well because they will know exactly how much time and effort should go into repairs depending on where the animal has been living in or around your house, garage or shed.

For wildlife damage repair, contact us today!

Raccoon Removal Houston

Wildlife removal is not something you want to handle yourself, especially when it comes to trapping a Raccoon! There are many problems that arise from improperly dealing with wildlife such as disease or injury from traps which can be life threatening in some cases. Although the process may seem simple enough; setting a trap on your own could do more harm than good. Always hire a professional Houston raccoon removal specialist (like us!) for any raccoon problem. We will assess your nuisance critter trouble properly and create an effective strategy before taking care of the issue quickly and effectively without putting anyone at risk!

At AAAC Wildlife Removal, we are the leading animal removal and wildlife control company in Houston TX. We provide amazing service and we specialize in raccoon trapping and removal. Our techniques and equipment have been tested for maximum results so you can be sure that your nuisance critter infestation will be taken care of properly for a very reasonable price.

We also offer pest control services, bird control, snake removal, pest removal, bat removal, nuisance animal removal and other nuisance wildlife issues.

Brian & Josie Moss

We are passionate about helping our friends, neighbors, and customers manage their wildlife issues, and keep their homes safe and secure. If you’re struggling with an uninvited guest in your house or yard, give us a call!

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