Why Raccoons Are Drawn to Gainesville

Raccoons are highly adaptable, thriving in habitats from deserts to the tropics and everything in between. As a result, they have no problem living in the urban environment of Gainesville. Florida's mixture of agrarian and metropolitan areas creates a steady food supply that has fueled growing populations of the pests locally.

Entry into Homes and Yards

Raccoons can become overly familiar with properties and start living in attics and crawl spaces or under mobile homes and decks. They do this when an entry point has not been properly covered or maintained. Torn screens or soffits, open chimneys, or broken windows are common sources of infestations. It is difficult to make raccoons leave once they move in. Willing to viciously defend themselves and their young, the pests make it dangerous for residents to attempt removal.

Raccoons' presence is especially troublesome because they can carry diseases, like rabies and distemper, that are harmful to people and pets. They also have a bad habit of defecating in bothersome areas, including pools, to hide their presence from other animals in the vicinity. For these reasons, residents should consider calling the experts at Critter Control to remove raccoons in Gainesville homes or yards.

Common Wildlife Issues in this Location

  • Animal Damage
  • Animal Droppings
  • Animal Noises
  • Animal Odor Removal
  • Animal Tracks in Yard
  • Animals on the Roof
  • Animals Under Homes & Porches
  • Bats in Homes
  • Bats in the Attic
  • Carcass Removal from Homes
  • Chimney Repairs
  • Dead Animal Removal
  • Humane Animal Trapping
  • Mice in Walls & Attics
  • Raccoon Trapping
  • Raccoons in Attic
  • Rats in Walls & Attics:
  • Seal Animal Entry Points in Homes
  • Skunk Control
  • Skunk Trapping
  • Skunks Under Heating Units
  • Squirrel Trapping
  • Squirrels in Attics
  • Squirrels in Homes
  • Venomous Snake Removal

Residential Services

We provide trapping & removal services for the following types of animals:

  • Armadillos
  • Badger
  • Bats
  • Beavers
  • Bees
  • Birds
  • Blackbirds
  • Bobcat
  • Chipmunks
  • Coot
  • Coyote
  • Crows
  • Deer
  • Duck
  • Fox
  • Geese
  • Gopher
  • Gulls
  • Hawk
  • Hornets
  • House Finches
  • Iguana
  • Lizard
  • Magpies
  • Marmot
  • Mice
  • Moles
  • Muskrats
  • NorwayRats
  • Nutria
  • Opossums
  • Otter
  • Owl
  • Pack Rats
  • Peacock
  • Pigeons
  • Porcupine
  • PrairieDog
  • Rabbits
  • Raccoons
  • Rats
  • Raven
  • Roof Rats
  • Shrews
  • Skunks
  • Snakes
  • Sparrow
  • Squirrels
  • Starlings
  • Swallows
  • Turkey
  • Turtle
  • Voles
  • Vulture
  • Weasel
  • Wild Hogs
  • Woodchuck
  • Woodpeckers

Commercial Services

  • Bird Control & Municipal Animal Control