Carroll County residents will tell you that wildlife is never hard to find around their home. Not a day goes by that a resident of Carroll County doesn’t find a bird or squirrel of some sort scurrying across their yard or street. One of the animals that tend to cause Carroll County residents trouble is the raccoon. While raccoons in your Carroll County home may not seem like a big deal, they can actually cause several problems for Carroll County residents. Once raccoons manage to enter your home, they can cause damage to your structure and possessions with their activity and feces. Holes created by raccoon activity can also leave your home vulnerable to water damage as well. Raccoons can also carry serious parasites and diseases such as rabies and raccoon roundworm, which could lead to serious health complications for your family and domestic pets.

If you want to prevent raccoons from entering your yard and home, consider taking these steps:

  1. When setting trash cans outside, use metal cans with a secure lid. This will help prevent raccoons from being attracted to the trash and removing the lid. Raccoons can easily chew through plastic, and are smart enough to remove a lid. You can also add heavy materials like cinder blocks to the top of your trash can to make removing the lid impossible.
  2. If you have domestic pets, clean your yard of their feces on a regular basis. You should also avoid leaving their food and water outdoors for long periods of time.
  3. Cover any openings under your crawl spaces, decks, and sheds. These areas can provide shelter for the raccoons and allow them to create a raccoon latrine.

The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle raccoon prevention situations in the Carroll County area. If raccoons find a way into your Carroll County home, our technicians will be able to remove the animals from your home as well. We will then identify where the squirrels 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, 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+, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook.