In metro-Atlanta, raccoons visit your yard for food, water, and/or shelter. The Atlanta area has ideal conditions for raccoons. Their natural habitat for raccoons is wooded areas close to water. Hollow trees are the natural den sites for raccoons. But they have adapted to urban, suburban, and agricultural areas.
Easily available food often attracts raccoons to your yard. Raccoons are omnivorous, eating both plants and animals. Plant foods include fruits, berries, nuts, acorns, corn, and other types of grain. Raccoons will happily eat garbage from trashcans, birdseed from birdfeeders, food waste in compost piles, fallen fruit from trees, or unattended pet food.
If raccoons find an area with availabel food and water, they will look for a safe place to den. Raccoons can den in areas under porch, in the garage, or inside attics.
Raccoon Removal in Atlanta
The professionals at Critter Control have been trained with the most effective methods of removing raccoons from attics or from other areas of any home, as it can sometimes be a lengthy process to remove raccoons from the attic.
Raccoon Trappers in Atlanta
The best way to get rid of a raccoon is a trap. At Critter Control, we secure raccoon trap and set it away from anything you do not want to be destroyed. We place traps in an area where raccoons frequent. Because the raccoon trap needs to be checked, we do place it in a somewhat accessible location.
Critter Control uses only humane raccoon trapping techniques that are environmentally friendly and ecologically safe to remove raccoons from attics.In certain situations, we can install a raccoon excluder. We install it over the raccoon entry point. It allow the raccoon to leave, but it prevents their return.
Raccoon Control and Remediation
Preventative exclusion services are the most effective raccoon control. After raccoon removal, it is imperative to seal all entry points to prevent future entry. Ensuring you don’t create a home for raccoons outside your property will also help prevent attracting raccoons. However, habitat modification will become very important for prevention after dealing with a raccoon invasion.
Raccoon Exclusion in Atlanta Before and After
In this Atlanta home, a raccoon was able to climb under the roof line and create a hole in the siding. Raccoons can fit through a hole smaller than a grapefruit. We installed sheet metal over the large hole to prevent future nuisance wildlife problems.
|Raccoon Entry Point Before
|Raccoon Exclusion Repair
|Raccoon Exclusion Repair
Raccoon in Attic Damage Repair
Generally, damage caused by raccoons in the attic includes building dens and creating latrine sites. Both activities destroy the attic's insulation. Mother raccoons enter attics because it is a safe place to give birth. The females will use insulation and other materials to create a nest for the baby raccoons.
When they den in residential areas, raccoons create separate latrine sites. They consistently return to these locations to defecate and urinate. Raccoon droppings can spread raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis), and raccoon urine can spread leptospirosis. Attempting to clean up after a raccoon can expose you to both diseases.
After removal and control, we will fix raccoon damage. We remove denning materials and soiled insulation. We exterminate ectoparasites like ticks, fleas, and mites. We apply santiziation agents to disinfect areas raccoons soiled. In extreme cases, we can replace and restore attic insulation.
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Brandon was out to please and make out lives easier with out bat situation. Above and beyond of the call of duty and got the job done. Thank you!
BAT POOP CLEAN-UP AND PREVENTION! Bat guano removed from gables. No bats found in attic, so put new screens on all gable vents, as one screen was close to breaking and then bats may have gotten in! Great work in Tulsa
Squirrels and chipmunks were in our attic. So we called Critter Control to do an inspection. Their representative climbed all over our very steep roof and found several places where squirrels had entered our attic.
Upon inspection of the attic, evidence of bats was also found. The Critter Control team came on time to completely caulk the entire perimeter of the house and create an exit strategy for the squirrels and bats.
Because bat droppings
can cause histoplasmosis, this also required total removal and replacement of our attic insulation and sanitizing the space. Not a small job in a 1,300 sq. ft. attic! While Critter Control’s cost was high, our homeowners insurance covered most of it. Everyone representing Critter Control was professional, courteous and timely. I would highly recommend them to anyone who thinks they might have unwelcome guests living in their attic
On recommendations from a nearby pest control company, I called Critter Control for suspicious bat droppings
Madison came out the same day to do an inspection. She was knowledgeable, thorough, and highly professional. She examined the ‘matter’ that had been scattered on my threshold and thought it was foliage. But she then asked to go up to my attic space where the bats could be roosting. She had to walk up 3 flights of stairs with a heavy ladder. She again spent some time searching all the nooks and crannies and found nothing.
She seemed so interested in her craft, it was truly inspiring to see! She reassured me and is writing up a prevention strategy for my appraisal. She charged me NOTHING!! I am so impressed. We need more Madisons in this world!
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We noticed droppings on our brand new deck - we were given their number from our contractor. They came the next day. Brian looked at it and said - yeah, bats!! He then checked every area in our attic and he explained exactly what needed to be done.
He found evidence of a mice infestation, provided a referral and they are helping us as well. Great service, very informative, very professional! We are very satisfied and would recommend them to anyone who has any issues with any critters!