Common Raccoon Removal Questions

One of the most common animals from the wild that Bethesda residents tend to have the most problems with is the raccoon. The raccoon has adapted extremely well to living in urbanized neighborhoods, making them a reoccurring nuisance for many homeowners in the Bethesda area. When it comes to raccoon removal in Bethesda, many residents have questions, but aren’t sure where to find the answers. Here are some commonly asked raccoon removal questions:

  1. Why has a raccoon chosen my house? Your house was probably made available to the raccoon for a number of reasons. If you have trash without a lid, food left outdoors, or pet droppings in your yard, the raccoon was attracted by the smell of food. They were then most likely able to find an opening near the basement or attic of your home, allowing them access to a warm and dry place to sleep and nest.
  2. Why should I worry about raccoon removal? While raccoons may seem harmless, they can potentially cause serious damage to your home as well as pose a potential health hazard for your family. Raccoon activity can damage the structure of your home, while also leaving it vulnerable to weather damage as well. Raccoons are also carriers of rabies and can carry raccoon roundworm, which can lead to very serious and sometimes fatal health situations.
  3. Why can’t I remove the animal myself? Attempting raccoon removal on your own could lead to harm becoming both you and the animal. If the raccoon is infected with rabies, you are leaving yourself vulnerable to a bite and infection. If the raccoon feels threatened, or is trying to protect its young, it will most likely lash out.

The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle wildlife control situations in the Bethesda area. If wildlife finds a way into your Bethesda home, our technicians will be able to remove the animals from your home as well. We will then identify where the critters entered your home to avoid future infestations.  All methods and techniques used by Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are humane and avoid stress and harm to the animal being removed. Never try to remove the animals on your own. This could cause harm to both you and the animal.   To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control for raccoon removal and control services for the Bethesda area, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. We are also available on weekends and holidays as well.   Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.