Washington DC Raccoon Removal

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Washington DC Raccoon Removal is a full-service wildlife control company specializing in the humane trapping and removal of raccoons and other wild animals in Washington DC, DC. Whether you have a problem with raccoons in your attic, under your house, tipping over garbage cans, digging up the yard, stealing pet food, pooping in your pool, or any other raccoon mischief we can solve it! The key to our wildlife control lies in our trapping expertise, and ability to employ the correct strategy for your specific wildlife problem. If you have raccoons in your attic for example, the key is in inspection of the attic and house, removal of the nest of baby raccoons, and the preventative work - we seal wild animals out of your house forever. We use humane trapping and relocation methods and we do not use poison! We answer our phone 24/7, and can schedule a same-day or next day appointment. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Humane Raccoon Trapping and Relocation
  • House, Roof, and Attic Inspections
  • Preventative Wildlife Exclusion Repairs
  • Raccoon Droppings Cleanup in Attic
  • Removal of Baby Raccoons in Attic By Hand
  • Poison-free Animal Removal and Prevention
  • Porch, Deck, or Shed Exclusion Barriers
  • Dead Raccoon Removal - Indoors and Out

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Washington DC raccoon trapping Washington DC's Best Raccoon Control: Wildlife can be a sight to see when they're in the wild. Some of these animals may seem adorable and tough-looking animals. When they find a way inside your property, they will quickly become a nuisance and they're a handful to see every day! They will cause serious damages to your property and transmit many deadly diseases which will cause you a lot. They will suddenly flip your world upside down making your life uncomfortable without needing it to be. We know that struggle and our wildlife services are here to help you! From using the latest equipment and practicing with different kinds of approaches for a specific animal, we guarantee that we are able and well-experienced to deal with all kinds of animals. Voted twice for being the best wildlife service in the city, we are confident in our capabilities in providing great services. We are solely focused on animal removal and wildlife extermination, but we also do services like installing insulation, disinfecting infested areas, preventive measures for wildlife intrusions, and bat exclusion. We ensure that our approaches are humane and effective and that makes safeties a priority. If you notice anything weird from your home and some animals may be hanging around, don't hesitate to get in touch with us and we will happily help you from any issues you have.

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We are District of Columbia's top experts in wildlife and raccoon control. We are not a typical Washington DC raccoon control or pest control company. We don't treat wild animals like insects, because they are not! You can't just use poison to get rid of them. You also can't just set a few traps on the ground and call it good. Each situation is unique. And remember, if you have raccoons living in your house, it is almost certainly a female with a litter of young inside. These juveniles must be removed by hand, or they will starve to death and die. And after they are gone, the entry holes into the house must be sealed with professional repairs. Unlike most Washington DC pest control, we focus on complete and permanent solutions, by following these steps:

  • Inspect the entire house, ground to roof, and the attic
  • Seal shut all entry areas with professional grade steel
  • If in attic, we remove the baby raccoons by hand
  • Technical and human raccoon trapping appropriate to situation
  • When necessary, we clean raccoon droppings and replace insulation

Washington DC Raccoon Control Tip: Will a Pest Control Company Remove a Raccoon? 
Whether you're dealing with rodents, termites, wasps, roaches, bugs, or fleas, a pest control company will exterminate a whole host of creepy pests in your home. But what do you when faced with a raccoon problem? Unsurprisingly, many homeowners turn to a familiar face - big-name pest control companies. They think that these companies should be equipped to handle these masked bandits. 

However, that is not the case. Insect control and wildlife conflict resolution are as different as night and day. While they might look similar to you, they are unrelated, with both using different approaches to reach their separate goals. Raccoon removal should only be done by a wildlife removal company. But disingenuous pest control companies sometimes claim to be able to remove raccoons in a bid to make more money. This always almost ends in disaster!

In this post, we explore why you shouldn't turn to a pest control company for raccoon removal. 

The Use of Poisons on Raccoons
Pest control companies (also called exterminators) are licensed by the state department of agriculture in the control of insects through the use of pesticides. When dealing with small mammals like rats and mice, they make use of poison. There are different types of poisons they use. Some examples include warfarin, brodifacoum, difenacoum, ethyl glycol, bromadiolone, strychnine, and cholecalciferol. 

But a raccoon is no rodent, and as such, the use of poison is a horrible choice. Here are some reasons why poisoning will end in disaster:

  • Ineffective
When dealing with a large mammal like a raccoon, poisons are just plain ineffective for multiple reasons. First, you cannot guarantee that the raccoon will consume the poison. Consequently, you put other wild animals, and even your pet and kids, at risk by placing poison around your home. 

Even if the raccoon eats the poison, there's a strong chance it will get very sick and suffer. But in time, it may recover. Your problem, therefore, remains unsolved. 

  • Inhumane
The use of poisons is just outright inhumane. When an animal consumes poison, the poison damages the internal organs of the animal. This results in internal bleeding and eventual death. This is usually a drawn-out death, and that's why it is considered inhumane. 

  • Illegal
The poisoning of raccoons is illegal in many districts in the United States. Unless you're cool risking legal suits and paying hefty fines, run away from this option. 

  • Odor Problems
Let's assume that your well-placed poison gets to the stomach of the target raccoon. What happens next? Well, as the raccoon suffers from internal bleeding, it recedes into a secluded location in your home. This may be within a wall or a hidden spot in your attic. When it eventually dies, you're going to have a hard time locating the carcass. But in the meantime, you will be plagued with the horrible emanating odor. 

Unskilled in Wildlife Removal Techniques
When it comes to eradicating bugs, pest control companies are the experts. But in the matter of raccoon removal, they're fledglings. Hence, they go about it the wrong way. 

  • Inadequate Inspection
Raccoon removal requires full and proper inspection of your property to determine the extent of the problem. Where is the raccoon residing? Are there raccoon babies there? What damages have been done? What's the best removal strategy? A pest control company cannot provide adequate answers to these questions. 

  • Worsening of the Situation
If an amateur tries trapping and relocating raccoons on their own, it's most likely going to complicate the problem. The most common error they make is capturing only the mother, leaving behind her babies. Sooner than later, you'll have to deal with a new problem: dead bodies of baby raccoons. 

  • No Repairs and Clean-up
The most important part of raccoon removal is ensuring the safety of your loved ones while ensuring the same problem doesn't arise again. To accomplish this, all potential entry holes must be sealed. Pest control companies do not have the know-how of locating and fixing such holes. 

Furthermore, they cannot adequately fix the damages done by the raccoon, including torn up insulation, wires, and wood. Not to mention the thorough decontamination that needs to be done to kill all bacteria and diseases brought in by the raccoon. For the best result, you need a wildlife control company - not a pest control company. 

We service nearby towns such as Adams Morgan, Anacostia, Brookland, Capitol Hill, Capitol Riverfront, Columbia Heights, Congress Heights, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, H Street NE, Ivy City, Logan Circle, Maryland, Mount Vernon Square, National Mall, NoMa, Penn Quarter & Chinatown, Petworth, Shaw, Southwest & The Wharf, U Street, Virginia, Woodley Park