Here at Wild Science Solutions, we know your home is important to you, and we want to help you keep it free of pests. One of the most common types of pests that we get called to deal with is raccoons, and in this article, we’ll go over a few tips on how to deal with a raccoon infestation—that way, you’ll know what to do if you ever find yourself dealing with this problem.
- Call the Pros- If you know or suspect that you have a raccoon infestation, the first thing you should do is call a professional wildlife removal team to come confirm the problem and then remove the raccoons. Our team knows exactly how to get raccoons to leave their nests and prevent them from getting back inside your home.
- Deal with Cleanup- Once the raccoon infestation itself has been dealt with, you still need to take care of the cleanup process. Raccoon feces and urine are full of dangerous bacteria, and any materials that have been contaminated with them will most likely need to be removed, or at least thoroughly scrubbed and sanitized, before they are safe again. Fortunately, most wildlife removal companies can help you with this half of the process as well as with the actual capture and removal.
- Prevent Future Infestations- After your raccoon infestation is gone, you should take steps to prevent more raccoons from getting inside your home in the future. One way to keep raccoons away is to remove accessible food sources that could tempt them—in other words, make sure your garbage cans are secured tightly so that they can’t go digging in the trash. In addition, adding motion lights to the exterior of your home can help scare these nocturnal scavengers away.