Raccoon Removal Tampa, St. Petersburg
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“Rocky Raccoon” might be an adorable cartoon character, but in real life, raccoons can be a nuisance and, in some cases, dangerous to the health of you, your family, and your pets. For many Tampa, Florida residents, nightly visits by these furry animals is all too common. And that is when raccoon removal services come into play.
Tampa residents often catch a glimpse of raccoons rummaging in garbage cans and are even jarred from a sound sleep by their clawing in attics. Anyone who has ever tried to grow a vegetable garden knows the disappointment of seeing their hard work ruined by hungry pests such as raccoons. No matter how you look at it, raccoons add up to trouble for a number of reasons because they are so at-home around humans. But raccoons can do more than wake you up at night, they can cause serious illnesses and injuries.
It is always worth remembering that most raccoons are not afraid of humans the way other mammals may be. Raccoons that are not removed from a property will consider that area to be their territory, and may even fight to keep it. And if that means fighting you, your children or pets, then so be it.
Because they are so territorial, simply shooing them away will not solve your problem. They will come back. This is in their nature, and no amount of scaring them off will result in a permanent resolution. They must be relocated to another area, miles away, in order to truly get rid of them. And that is what we at Wildlife Control do for our customers.
Never attempt to catch a raccoon yourself. If a raccoon is startled, it may lash out and bite or claw a person or pet. These injuries can be serious and may lead to a host of health problems such as:
Rabies: Raccoons are considered carriers.
Infections: Bite or claw wounds can easily become infected if not treated quickly and properly by medical personnel.
Roundworm: Raccoon roundworm is a very small worm that infects raccoons and this worm may cause serious disease, particularly in children, who come into contact with the eggs found in contaminated soil (contaminated by raccoon waste). This disease does not harm the raccoons but it can cause permanent brain damage in smaller children.
Distemper: Raccoons can cause distemper which is like rabies but only affects other animals such as pets.
We know what makes raccoons tick — and how to relocate them far enough away that they will not come back before they endanger you or do any more damage to your property. Let us put our years of experience to work for you to permanently and humanely remove problem raccoons from your life today.
If you have a raccoon problem, give our professionally trained and licensed staff a call today. Wildlife Control can solve your problem!