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The quiet, Old Florida town of Groveland is known for its beautiful nature and ample wildlife. Unfortunately, local wildlife, such as raccoons, can cause us trouble, which is why we provide expert and humane raccoon removal services. Raccoons sometimes wander out of the woods and into residential communities in search of food, water, and shelter. Because of this, you may end up with an unexpected raccoon infestation that can result in costly damages if not swiftly handled by the raccoon removal professionals at Critter Control® of Lake County.

5 Signs You May Have a Raccoon Infestation

Raccoons are known to scavenge for food anywhere they can find it, so they are commonly found in or around outside trash cans. While they often remain outdoors, it is not uncommon for raccoons to venture into residences through roof openings, unlocked windows, or pet doors. Look for the following signs that indicate raccoons have made it into your home.

  1. Foul or strange odors coming out of your walls or attic
  2. Damage to roof vents, gutters, or attic entry points
  3. Scratches or thumping noises coming from your attic, often at night
  4. Droppings or stains in the attic or on interior walls
  5. Odd behavior from house pets

3 Major Dangers of a Raccoon Infestation

It’s important to take action immediately if you notice the presence of raccoons in your Groveland home or business. Several ways raccoons can cause danger include:

  1. Transmission of diseases

    It’s common knowledge that raccoons carry rabies, but they have also been known to carry diseases such as roundworm and leptospirosis that are transmitted through their droppings. Since you can never be sure what a raccoon could be carrying, it’s important to keep your distance to avoid possible transmission.

  2. Destruction of property

    When compared to other critters, raccoons can cause greater damage to your home because of their large size and dexterous abilities. Common types of raccoon damage include shredded attic insulation, contaminated kitchen pantries, and destroyed trash cans.

  3. Human/pet attacks

    Raccoons are likely to feel trapped or claustrophobic in a home as opposed to outdoor areas. This can cause them to act aggressively toward any human or animal that gets near them. That is why it is important to never corner a wild animal as their unpredictable behavior can quickly turn from frightened to hostile.

How to Remove Raccoons

Since raccoons are much larger than other common animal intruders and often carry many diseases, the process of removing them is much different and more dangerous. Because of this, large door traps must be used to capture the wild animal while it is alive. Since raccoons tend to lash out and be much more aggressive when they feel cornered, it’s best to leave this raccoon removal in the hands of a professional in order to protect yourself and your family from harm.

Trust Your Groveland Raccoon Removal Professionals

As soon as you notice that raccoons have made it onto your Groveland property, it’s important to take the necessary actions to ensure your family and home are protected from such mischievous intruders. Instead of dealing with the problem yourself, make the safe and smart choice and call Critter Control® of Lake County to take care of the problem for you. Our wildlife experts are extensively trained in every step of the removal process and will make sure your raccoon problem is handled and never returns

To schedule a free inspection of your home or business, call Critter Control® of Lake County today at 352-204-0074.

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