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With beautiful scenery and ample wildlife, many are proud to call the lakeside town of Tavares home. Unfortunately, natural Lake County wildlife such as raccoons can sometimes breach the boundary beyond the wilderness and end up in your residential home or commercial business in search of food and shelter. When such invasive instances occur, it’s best to contact your local, professional wildlife removal specialists at Critter Control® of Lake County to permanently rid your property of raccoons.

How to Prevent a Raccoon Infestation

The best way to prevent raccoons from entering your Tavares home is to make the outdoor spaces of your property less attractive to them. Because they’re always in search of food and other trash, a few simple ways to do this include:

  • Securing trash containers with tightly sealed lids
  • Placing protective fencing around any garden areas or fruit trees
  • Removing pet food bowls, bird feeders, and anything on your property where animal food is easily accessible

More extreme methods that homeowners have invested in to keep raccoons away include:

  • Placing motion-detector lights or sensor alarms around your property to scare them off
  • Enclosing your entire property with an electric fence

3 Dangers of Having Raccoons in Your Home

If raccoons gain entrance to your home, they can cause many different forms of damage, so it’s important to take action right when you notice their presence. A few ways they can harm your family and your home include:

1. Destruction of your property

Since raccoons are much larger than other common animal intruders, they are able to cause much more damage. Common areas of raccoon mischief include attics, trash cans, and kitchen pantries. They’re nocturnal animals, so you’re less likely to notice their presence during the day.

2. Transmission of several diseases

Most everyone knows that raccoons carry rabies, but it turns out that this isn’t the only disease they carry. Along with rabies, they can also carry leptospirosis and roundworm, which are often transferred through their droppings. Since you never know what diseases, if any, a raccoon is carrying, it’s important to stay as far away from them as you can to prevent transmission.

3. Attacks on humans or other animals

Raccoons in the wild will typically leave you alone if you don’t bother them but in more enclosed spaces like a house, their demeanor can change. If they feel threatened or their babies are nearby, they could lash out at any person or pet that comes near them.

Your Tavares Raccoon Removal Solution

If you’ve discovered the presence of raccoons in your Tavares home or business, take action immediately and call Critter Control® of Lake County to take care of the problem. Our services include a free inspection of your home to determine the size and severity of your infestation, removal methods, restoration of any damaged areas of your property, and preventative solutions to make sure the problem never returns.

Call Critter Control of Tavares to schedule your free home inspection, call us today at 352-204-0074.

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