Raccoons are unique creatures and can pose specific problems, mainly due to their curious nature and their opposable thumbs. One of our top calls, raccoons are almost always a nuisance. If you spot a raccoon on your property, especially during the daytime, don't panic—Wildlife X Team® San Antonio can help you get these creatures away from your home and safely away from your family. Residents dealing with raccoon problems in San Antonio, give us a call at 830.253.2810 today!
What Problems Do Raccoons Cause?
You've likely heard about or experienced raccoons in yards, but these medium-sized mammals are also frequent visitors of the inside of your home, as well. A major area of your San Antonio home that you may run into raccoon problems in is your attic. As you might guess, raccoons enjoy attics because they are hidden away from humans and offer a great area for living and nesting (unfortunately, this is usually at the expense of your insulation and ventilation, as seen in the photo). Some of the most common problems associated with raccoons include:
- Smashing down insulation as they walk and ripping insulation during nesting
- Physical damage to floors and walls due to feces and urine accumulation
- Indirect or direct contact with raccoons can transmit diseases and parasites like raccoon roundworm
The raccoon mating and gestation period is in late winter/early spring (typically January–February, with a birth period of between March–April and sometimes even as late as June.)
The quantity of baby raccoon kits can vary but is usually somewhere around five (as seen above). Raccoons are one of the wildlife critters whose babies sometimes aren't considered during removal, so we're very careful to make sure the creatures have been fully removed so none die in the process.
Why It's Important to Get Rid of Raccoons
Do not attempt to handle raccoons on your own, especially if they are friendly—they're likely rabid. Healthy raccoons belong in nature and will have no reason to come near you or your home. If a raccoon comes onto your property or if you find a raccoon in your attic, contact Wildlife X Team® San Antonio today for professional and fast raccoon control in the Live Oak, Universal City, Leon Valley, Selma, New Braunfels, Canyon Lake, Schertz, Timberwood Park, Boerne, Cibolo, Stone Oak, Hollywood Park, Shavano Park, Fredericksburg, Spring Branch, Fair Oaks & Alamo Heights area.
Our raccoon trapping and control specialists will get rid of raccoons, relocate them, and make sure your home is protected from future raccoons. Wildlife X Team® San Antonio can also repair raccoon damage. Call today to learn more! 830.253.2810