Humane Raccoon Removal, Trapping & Control in Peoria, AZ.
Humane Raccoon Removal and Control in Peoria,
Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, Ahwatukee, Cave Creek,
Tempe, Anthem, and Mesa, Arizona.
Peoria Raccoon Removal and control is one of the more common calls that most pest, wildlife and animal control companies will receive throughout the year. We provide removal and control services in Peoria, Tempe, Mesa, Glendale, Chandler, Phoenix, Gilbert, Anthem, and Scottsdale, Arizona.
There are many different ways to handle the removal of a raccoon problem in Peoria, AZ. Any person that does not have the proper experience should never try to trap, handle, or kill a raccoon. Raccoons can be one of the most aggressive critters that people will deal with in Peoria. They will bite, scratch, claw, growl, and do whatever is necessary to defend their home and babies, which is usually in your attic or crawlspace.
What should I do to get rid of Raccoon? Exclusion is the key to eliminating the raccoons den sites, but remember that they are powerful animals and can become vicious when cornered. Their front paws are hand like, with toes that are long, flexible, and considerably dexterous. Stories are told of Raccoons unhooking simple latches.
Then, I’ll just Frighten them away! There are a variety of materials, gadgets, and devices designed to frighten raccoons and other wildlife out on the market. These include flashing lights, sound-producing devices, and water-squirting units, all of which can be activated by motion detectors. In addition, radios, scarecrows, and flags and windmills that spin or flutter in the wind have been used. Unfortunately, none of these are very effective and, at best, may frighten only for a few days, after which they seem to ignore them, having learned that they present no real threat.
OK, then I’ll use repellents: There are a few commercial chemical repellents available to repel various forms of wildlife, but none have been effective for raccoons. Mothballs, blood meal, and a wide variety of other home remedies others have tried, but to no avail, as raccoons are quick to adapt.
Sorry to say, but that leaves you with trapping the raccoons for removal: For the average homeowner, unfamiliar with trapping raccoons, it is advisable to hire a professional wildlife control operator to remove the animal. This is where Arizona Wildlife Control comes in. We have the proper equipment required to accomplish the task. We also will be able to tell if a trapped female is nursing its young. This is very important because you do not want to leave young behind to starve. We DO NOT euthanize the animals; rather we work with Arizona Game and Fish Department to relocate the animals to area that are safe for them, and AWAY FROM THE AREA YOU LIVE IN.
Common problems that are associated with their removal in Peoria:
- They reside in attic or crawlspaces.
- They are digging holes in attic screens.
- They are tearing up attic insulation.
- They live in sheds.
Common signs that they may live on your property and need removal in Peoria:
There are many signs that you can look for to determine if a raccoon is living on your property in Peoria, although these signs do not mean that they are doing anything damaging.
The raccoon’s tracks are hand-shaped, and can be seen on light colored surfaces, where the ground is soft enough for their paws to leave an impression. Just like bears, they walk on their entire paws.
A noticeable smear or rub mark may be seen on surfaces that get passed by frequently.
They will leave “handprints” on climbable surfaces like trees or other climbable objects (trash cans, sheds, etc.).
Raccoons’ feces range vary widely in size, depending upon their age, and depending upon what has been eaten. Typically, they are about 3/4” in diameter and 2-3” long.
Note: Outside of their native habitat in Peoria, raccoons are frequently found living in attics, crawlspaces, sheds, and even in cars. Call Arizona Wildlife Control at (602) 618-0284 to learn about your Peoria Raccoon Removal options today!