Outsmarting Raccoons: Expert Insights for Successful Prevention And Control In Salt Lake City

Two raccoons in a driveway near dried leaves.

Known as the "masked bandits," raccoons are nocturnal invaders that are common here in Salt Lake City. They may look cute with their little furry masks, but they can wreak havoc on your Salt Lake City home. 

To ensure effective prevention and control, it's crucial to understand their behavior, the signs of their activity, the potential damage they can cause, and how to ethically and effectively remove them. Learn more about raccoons on or around your property and how help from the Salt Lake City raccoon removal experts at Pest Pro Pest Control LLC can keep your home raccoon-free.

Detecting Raccoon Presence: Signs Of Raccoon Activity

Because raccoons are nocturnal, you may not always see them running around your home, so identifying signs of raccoon activity is the first step in successful prevention. Common indicators include:

  • Nocturnal Noises: Raccoons are primarily nocturnal, so if you hear scratching, thumping, or chattering sounds at night, it could be raccoons.
  • Tracks and Droppings: Raccoon tracks resemble tiny human handprints, and their droppings are often tubular and dark.
  • Torn Trash Bags: Raccoons are notorious for rummaging through trash, leaving a mess behind.
  • Damaged Gardens: Raccoons are skilled foragers who may damage gardens by looking for insects and plants.

If you see any of these signs around your home, call us immediately and let us inspect your home. We'll confirm the presence of raccoons or other pests and develop a plan to eliminate them quickly. 

Raccoon Damage To Property: The Costly Consequences

While raccoons may appear cute, their presence can lead to significant property damage and pose health risks. Raccoons can tear through roofs, shingles, and siding in their quest for shelter. Raccoons can also devastate gardens, ruining crops and landscaping.

Along with damaging your home, raccoons can be dangerous. Raccoons can carry diseases like rabies and roundworm, threatening other animals and humans. Additionally, Their droppings may contain harmful parasites, posing a risk to humans and pets.

Raccoon-Proofing Your Premises: Proven Techniques To Prevent Entry

As destructive and dangerous as raccoons can be, you want to do everything possible to prevent them. Here are some raccoon prevention techniques you can use:

  • Use animal-proof trash cans or store bins in secure areas until the morning of collection.
  • Don't leave pet food outside.
  • Consider installing motion-activated lights to deter nocturnal visitors.
  • Inspect your property for potential entry points.
  • Seal gaps or openings in attics, chimneys, and crawl spaces.
  • Install sturdy fencing around gardens and other vulnerable areas.
  • Raccoons are excellent climbers; trimming branches away from your home can limit access.

Following these steps and partnering with us for professional raccoon control can help keep your home free of these pests. 

Professional Raccoon Control: Ensuring Ethical And Effective Removal

If you already have raccoons on your property, call us right away for effective raccoon removal in Salt Lake City. We'll start with a complete inspection of your home and property. We'll confirm the presence of raccoons and remove them using one of two raccoon control methods based on your needs:

Our raccoon control methods include evicting and trapping. To complete raccoon eviction, we will humanely remove the mother raccoon and any babies. Then, we will perform sanitary services like feces removal before fogging the area. We can also seal potential entry points for an additional charge. For raccoon trapping, we will strategically place live traps in areas where raccoons are entering your home. Our initial raccoon trapping services last for two weeks but can also be performed on a one-time basis. We can safely remove raccoons from your home by using one of these two methods.

Don't let raccoons take over your home, threaten your family, and damage your property. Call us today for professional pest control in Salt Lake City, and let us keep your home and family protected from the "masked bandits."

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