So it is up to the property owner to take action and remove raccoons permanently; and they can do this through a variety of ways.
Raccoons are from North America. They are a medium sized mammal, reaching anywhere from 15-30 inches in length, on average. Their weight averages between 10 and 20 pounds. They are known for their nocturnal lifestyle, which involves sleeping during the day and awake at night. Raccoons are omnivores, and normally feed on vegetables, fruits, nuts, and small prey like frogs and crayfish. However, raccoons that hover and colonize near suburban communities and neighborhoods, feed on different things. They will roam neighborhood streets in search of compost piles and trash cans, and they will proceed to rip through garbage looking for anything edible.Outside of the domesticated areas of our communities and neighborhoods, raccoons nest and burrow underground or in hollow trees. Sometimes they build their homes in brush piles or tree stumps. However, on the other side of the fence, raccoons will often times intrude into homes or buildings in search of shelter. They can burrow under porches, in crawl spaces, on rooftops, in attics, and more.
Their presence results in several kinds of damage to roofs and other structural components of the property. They leave a huge mess, and cause extensive damage and odor from their urine and droppings. They can rip off roof shingles, tear through insulation, saturate sheetrock and wood, leave behind germs and diseases, and destroy flower beds and gardens. There is no end to the amount of damage a raccoon colony can cause.
Getting Rid of Raccoons
Raccoon exclusion comes in many varieties. Choosing the right method depends on the size of the job and the resources available to a person. Many people in the past have succumbed to electrical wiring and fences to keep raccoons from coming on their property, but this is not humane or safe. Others have tried raccoon traps and snares, which are also not humane, and in most states, illegal without a permit. These are harsh, inhumane, and ineffective methods for getting rid of raccoons.
Raccoons are certainly a nuisance, but they should never be harmed or killed under any circumstances; so it is important to find a raccoon removal contractor that only uses humane, non-lethal methods. The most effective way to treat a raccoon problem is by hiring a professional wildlife control company. There are many ways to catch raccoons but only a professional company has the proper equipment and knowledge to remove raccoons safely, humanely, and effectively. They can also give property owners guidance on how to not attract pests in the future and implement methods and practices to ensure this.
Chicago Raccoon Removal
Call Windy City Wildlife at 773-491-8420 to get rid of raccoons in Chicago, IL. We offer a wide range of residential and commercial raccoon removal and control services. We provide raccoon extraction, exclusion, cleanup, attic restoration, and more. Call 773-491-8420 to request a free estimate for Chicago raccoon removal, today.