Why You Don't Want Raccoons Hanging Around Your Rochester Yard

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As soon as a homeowner sees a raccoon rummaging through their trash cans, they are instantly filled with dread. This is because these smart and cunning creatures are destructive and dangerous to have around your home. They are also known to be aggressive if they are touched or feel threatened in any way.

If you have raccoons on your property, you should get the help of a Rochester pest control specialist immediately. At RodentX Wildlife Control, we know how to trap and remove raccoons from your property safely. Keep reading to learn why it is bad to have raccoons around your home and how to safely get rid of them. 

What Type Of Animals Are Raccoons?

Raccoons are a type of mammal. They are in the Procyonidae family of mammals, which includes the red panda, the coati, and the ringtail cat. Raccoons are classified as medium-sized mammals and can weigh anywhere from 12 to 25 pounds. They are typically covered in fur that is a mixture of light gray and dark gray. Their most distinguishing features are the dark rings that they have on their tails. They also have black fur around their eyes that look like they are wearing a mask, and that is where they get the nickname "bandit" from. 

The raccoon is highly intelligent and adaptable. They can live in heavily-wooded areas with other wildlife creatures but will also thrive in urban and residential areas as well. They prefer to be in places with a lot of trees so that they can take cover and stay protected. However, if they are residing in the suburbs, they will go inside garages, under decks, and find other areas to hide and stay out of sight. 

Raccoons On Your Property Can Be A Bigger Problem Than You May Think 

Raccoons in Rochester are destructive and dangerous. They have sharp claws and teeth that can be used to tear holes in your window screens, rip open the vents, chew up the electrical wiring, and cause a lot of other damage to your home. They will also use these sharp teeth and claws on humans and animals if they feel threatened. If you get too close to a raccoon, you could end up with a severe injury. Raccoons are known to carry rabies, which is transmitted through their bite. 

In addition to rabies, raccoons are also known to carry a wide range of other dangerous diseases and parasites, such as salmonellosis, leptospirosis, and raccoon roundworm. You don't have to come in contact with the raccoon in order to catch these illnesses. Instead, they are commonly transmitted through the raccoon's urine and feces. 

Effective Tips To Deter Raccoons Around Your Home

If you want to keep raccoons away from your property, some of the things that you can do include:

  1. Remove piles of leaves and other debris from your yard to eliminate potential hiding places
  2. Keep a tight, animal-proof lid on your outdoor trash cans
  3. Repair any broken vents or loose siding around your home immediately
  4. Install a metal mesh cap on top of your chimney

The secret to total wildlife control in Rochester is to make the food and water supply inaccessible to raccoons. Make sure that you don't leave any food outside, including your pet's food.

Call The Pros For The Safe Removal Of Raccoons

If you see a raccoon on your Rochester property, don't touch it or get near it. Instead, call us immediately. At RodentX Wildlife Control, our top priority is to keep you and your family safe. We can remove the raccoons from your property and work with you to come up with a plan that will prevent the raccoons from coming back in the future.

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