Raccoon Removal San Antonio

A Raccoon living in your San Antonio house is bad news for your attic. They can create problems and ruin your insulation. And guess what? They don't understand how to utilize the toilet, and they sure as heck aren't going outdoors. Our AAAC Wildlife Removal pros of San Antonio and Bexar County are here to help you control your raccoon problem, clean up the mess, and fix the damage. Raccoon control and removal should be initiated as soon as the critter has been located living in the area. Call now for a consultation!

Jeremiah on a Cibolo roof with a trapped Raccoon.
Jeremiah on a Cibolo roof with a trapped Raccoon.

Critter Removal in San Antonio

You might be sitting at your home in Bexar County, and maybe you overhear some noise in the evening in your ceiling. Or possibly you found your waste thrown throughout the yard at dawn. In case you haven’t guessed, I would wager pretty good money that you’ve got a satisfied raccoon family living with you. It might be time for some good old fashioned San Antonio Raccoon Removal!

Jeremiah impressed by raccoon damage on a roof.
Jeremiah impressed by this raccoon damage on a roof.

You might believe they are cute with their little outlaw masks and cute waddles. Unfortunately, these guys are are as clever and pioneering as they are messy and rude and you should consider removing them right away. They know a suitable house when they see one and will certainly always return unless you take every step possible to try to keep them out.

Were you aware that Raccoons may see better in direct sunlight due to their masks?

Just like a squirrel, San Antonio raccoons are a subtle kind of wildlife that can truly harm your house and make a bathroom upstairs. I can not tell you the number of calls we’ve gotten about raccoons devastating an attic or home, chewing through plumbing, and even envious male raccoons taking out their rage on some young juveniles (not a pleasant sight!). Animal Removal is not something to take lightly, but in the case of an infestation, it’s a good idea to move swiftly!

Wildlife in the Attic

This critter simply loves a good home with a nice attic. San Antonio attics are the safest locations to bring up their young. Spring is the prime season for a young critter to be born in Bexar county. A lady raccoon can bring up a lot of juveniles annually. It’s definitely a problem that you need to control. Consider an animal removal professional.

A raccoon in a San Antonio attic may cause all sorts of damage beyond your control. They love to chew electrical wiring as well as harming the roof and interior.

Did you know this critter relies on its very sensitive front paws to control themselves at night when navigating and scavenge for food after dark

They also settle under sheds, in hot tubs and outbuildings. A shed is normally elevated off the ground and is ideal for raising a family. If there is refuge they will seek it! If you let them have it, you’ll be calling us for removal.

How to Get Rid of Raccoons in San Antonio, TX

It’s usually a really good idea to control or remove your critter by setting a trap for them, preferably through making use of a certified wildlife removal service. We are thoroughly licensed and certified by the state of Texas and Bexar County for raccoon removal and removing squirrels and other critters. Do not just visit any San Antonio hardware store and start to trap a critter with whatever you find there.

Raccoon caught in Havahart trap just outside hole in roof
This raccoon got caught just outside its entry hole.

We make sure to make use of a humane trap, because the last thing you want is the smell of dead raccoons wafting down from your Texas ceiling. Removal of a dead animal is never fun for the homeowner!

A humane raccoon removal trap generally comes in two forms

  • One way trap doors
  • Two way trap doors

A one way trap does a suitable job of San Antonio animal removal, yet you do a far better job when you run with a two way door trap (due to the fact that you double your odds of a catch). You want to bait your trap with something tasty. Pet food works, yet you may try a marshmallow too, because it smells scrumptious to a mother raccoon and its bright, white color actually sticks out in a low light attic. This will definitely attract them to your trap. 

Did you know that this critter is omnivorous?

I hate to break it to you, but in San Antonio, Texas, using a repellent as a method for removing a critter doesn’t actually work. The most effective wildlife deterrence approach is generally seeing to it you do not have any kind of entrance points. If you are on this page, it is probably too late because you might have an infestation already.

As soon as your raccoons have been caught and removed, it is vital that you discover and secure the entry hole that let those critters in to begin with!

Here’s the Raccoon Removal Process we employ with our San Antonio Texas customers

  1. Set and bait traps
  2. Removal of the Raccoons living in the attic
  3. Removal of nearby food sources
  4. Seal up the entry holes so they can not return
  5. Clean the attic (Removal of waste and perhaps removal and replace insulation if contaminated)
  6. Repair any kind of damage done to the exterior and interior.

Wildlife Pest Control

The last thing you want to do when attempting to remove raccoons is use a pest control service that will poison your Raccoons! This is a very bad idea! Poisoning wild animals in San Antonio as a removal method in your house carries a variety of risks.

One big reason is that you’ve now got a hazardous substance in your house. These critters walk around your home and can track the poison with them, placing your family and beloved pets in jeopardy. It is often better to consider a humane trap for your removal needs.

Fencing and Havahart traps strategically placed around a lawn.
We use a combination of strategies to catch your pest humanely.

Likewise, a lot of poisons make your Raccoons desperate for water, which could lead to them damaging your pipes as they try to get a drink. If you don’t enjoy seeing water spots on your ceiling, think about a different removal style (perhaps a trap!). If your pest control expert plans to poison the Raccoons in your attic, reach out to somebody else!

Raccoons do not know how to go to the toilet. So, a whole family with kits staying in in an attic crawlspace will certainly leave droppings up there and definitely destroy your insulation. In San Antonio, local critters can be infected with raccoon roundworm and offer a significant physical health hazard to any person coming into contact with them.

Roundworm transmitted by Texas Raccoons is a frequently lethal disease and on a regular basis impacts county kids the most if they manage to consume the droppings while in a yard or play area.

Raccoons can also give you rabies (this is why DIY is a bad strategy! No cost savings is actually worth that!). They can also carry distemper and mange.

How much does it Cost?

When trying to find removal information in San Antonio, it’s important to understand prices. The average expense for raccoon control in the Bexar County runs as follows:.

  • Cheapest Cost ($150-300).
    • This is generally the lowest end guys you will get doing trap and removal work in San Antonio. Your mileage may vary.
    • This is also the price you would certainly expect to spend for outdoor trapping and removal.
  • Reasonable Cost ($ 300-$ 550).
    • This is for the cost for removal for more serious wild animal control experts in San Antonio or in Bexar County at large. At this price, you can anticipate the job to be done right and to walk away completely satisfied.
    • You’ll also see budget options in San Antonio, Texas enter this range when they need to trap in your attic for removal.
  • Higher cost situations ($ 1000+)
    • This scenario usually indicates that you have a huge raccoon problem in need of removal, or it will certainly price in more significant raccoon damage repair, decontamination and waste cleanup, plus re-insulation.

Raccoon Attic Cleanup and Re-insulation

Absolutely nothing says safety, security, and comfort to a wild Raccoon family like your attic. Bear in mind, a raccoon is a wild animal that tries to find comfy, completely dry rooms to try to keep its young safe. Regrettably, when they move in, they do not like to go outdoors to utilize the restroom, so they contaminate the area with harmful droppings.

As part of your control program, it’s important to have qualified specialists come and clean up the mess after the raccoon removal is complete. It’s likely that your raccoons have damaged or tainted the insulation, and it will certainly need to be replaced.

Damage Repair, and Entry Hole Seal-up

Once your San Antonio technician removes a raccoon, you need to make certain that other houseguests can not enter. A good netting solution, chimney cap, or other barrier will certainly keep this issue from occurring once more.

Our pleasant AAAC Wildlife Removal specialists of San Antonio are certified to make damage repairs and seal these access points so you do not need to stress over your fuzzy friends making a repeat visit!

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