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The Trick To Keeping Raccoons Away From Your Waldorf Property

December 15, 2022 - Wildlife

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Waldorf, Maryland, is like many other places in the country in that it hosts a large, robust raccoon population. Raccoons are native to North America and thrive here. They are very flexible in what they can eat, and they are highly intelligent. They are so smart, in fact, that they know a good thing when they see it – especially when it is your house.

Raccoons can cause a lot of damage to homes. If you think that you have a wildlife control problem, contact Mike's Pest, Termite and Wildlife Control. With 20 years of professional pest control in Waldorf, we are your raccoon prevention and control experts.

Why Raccoons Love Urban Areas

Raccoons are smart and adaptable. They thrive anywhere the climate suits them, but particularly in urban areas. They are masters at finding food – made easier in locations with lots of garbage they can pick through – and they love all the housing opportunities. While raccoons can live quite comfortably and relatively unnoticed in urban areas, the predators that usually hunt them cannot. Thus, raccoons in urban areas are often well-fed, safe, and comfortable. Given lots of food and shelter, and a lack of predators to keep their population in check, raccoon populations can explode. Wildlife trapping and raccoon control methods are often needed to bring them under control.

Mike's Pest, Termite and Wildlife Control is your wildlife resource in the Waldorf area. We are seasoned raccoon control experts. Call us today to get help with furry visitors you didn't invite!

Why You Don't Want Raccoons Hanging Around Your House

Raccoons can be quite destructive to property, can carry diseases, and can sometimes be aggressive. 

  • It can cost thousands of dollars per episode to repair attics and eaves where raccoons have nested. 

  • Raccoons are known carriers of several diseases, some of which can affect humans. 

  • There have been documented cases of raccoons attacking pets or humans.

  • Raccoons will expand their family. The longer they are there, the more there are.

If you have a raccoon problem, you need a wildlife expert. Call Mike's Pest, Termite and Wildlife Control to get the experts on your side. Our safe and effective raccoon control methods have a proven record of effectiveness.

Simple Tips To Prevent Raccoon Activity Around Your Yard

There are two great ways to discourage raccoons from coming around your property:

First, do not feed them. One of the increasing problems in urban areas is the fact that homeowners sometimes provide food for raccoons, either intentionally or unintentionally. Avoid directly feeding raccoons, because that encourages them to stay around. Do not indirectly feed them by leaving pet food outside, and be sure to tightly secure all trash. 

Second, do not give them a place to live. Raccoons will actively seek a place to live anytime they are near food. Ensure all windows and doors are sealed well, especially in little-used areas of the property. Be sure to have screens on all eaves openings, and make sure they are secure.

The Safest Way To Remove Raccoons from Your Property

Raccoon removal is not for amateurs. Many localities have animal welfare restrictions on trapping or killing raccoons. They can also be aggressive when trapped or cornered. The best solution when you find raccoons in your attic or on your property is to call in the experts. 

Mike's Pest, Termite and Wildlife Control is seasoned in all aspects of raccoon management. Call us today and let our professionalism and experience come to your rescue!

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