Summer Raccoon Threats
June 14, 2018
You take great care in protecting your family and Florida home from human invaders, but are you taking the same care when it comes to four-legged invaders? The four-legged invaders that we are talking about are wild animals, including the raccoon, a very common home invader. Raccoons are about the size of a large house cat, have a stocky body, and grayish-brown colored fur. They also have a distinctive black “mask” around their eyes and a ringed tail. Like many other species of wildlife, raccoons have adapted their lifestyle in order to live near and, unfortunately, sometimes with people inside our Florida homes.
Raccoons can become very problematic for Florida homeowners over the summer months as they are actively looking for a safe place to keep their recently born young. The hot Florida summers can cause raccoons to move indoors to enjoy the more comfortable, temperature-controlled environment that homes and other buildings provide. No matter how cute a bunch of fluffy baby raccoons may be, having these destructive pests take up residence inside your Florida home is a recipe for disaster. Some of the many problems of having raccoons find their way into your home include the following:
- Loss of sleep; raccoons are nocturnal animals and are notoriously noisy. They are fairly large, and their babies will run around and wrestle with each other all night long, making loud chattering sounds as they play.
- Raccoons will cause damages inside of your home by chewing and digging through insulation, drywall, and wires. They can also cause damages to windows, siding and exterior vents as they create spaces to enter and exit your home.
- The holes that raccoons create to enter into your home will allow other wildlife invaders like squirrels, bats, skunks to easily enter into your home.
- Raccoons can introduce mites, fleas, ticks, and other parasites into your home.
- Raccoons leave large amounts of dangerous and foul-smelling urine and feces in the spaces of your home that they are living inside of.
- Raccoons will rummage through trash cans, gardens, compost piles, and pet food bowls while foraging for food, leaving behind unsightly messes as they go.
- Raccoons are carriers of rabies and other dangerous bacteria and diseases that could put you, your family, and your pets at risk.
As you can see, raccoons can become problematic pests for homeowners and precautions should be taken to prevent these and other wildlife from entering your Florida home. If you are experiencing problems with raccoons or other wild animals invading your home, you will need to contact a professional wildlife control expert. At Nozzle Nolen, we never recommend trying to eliminate wild animals from your property on your own. Wild animals have the potential to be disease-ridden, and even the cutest of animals can become aggressive and bite or scratch when they are cornered or stressed.
Leave your Florida’s wildlife control needs to the professionals at Nozzle Nolen. Our professionals are expertly trained and certified in wildlife removal. They will provide the services needed to remove raccoons and other critters from your home and repair the damages that they have caused and decontaminate your home. To learn more about removing raccoons from your Florida home this summer, contact Nozzle Nolen’s wildlife control professionals today!
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