Effective and Humane Raccoon Removal and Wilderness Relocation
You can count on Fur & Feathers Wildlife Control for effective removal and control of raccoons with the assistance of our trained, professional wildlife technicians. We will come to your location and verify the presence of the raccoon. The distinctive tracks are a reliable indicator of the presence of a raccoon. We will promptly remove the raccoon(s) from your property humanely and relocate this nuisance pest wildlife deep into its own wilderness habitat where it belongs.
Raccoons Invade Buildings and Destroy Structural Features
Raccoons prefer to live in a variety of manmade structures including abandoned buildings, farmsteads, livestock areas, and barns. This preference causes conflict between raccoons and humans on a frequent basis. Sometimes, raccoons will attempt to invade residential homes and businesses, as well. Raccoons have been increasingly noted to be moving into chimneys. They apparently find them to be acceptable substitutes for hollow logs. They will also cause immense destruction as they rip off shingles, fascia, and other structural features to gain access to the attic space of homes and businesses.
Distinctive Signs of Raccoon Predation of Birds
Aside from their distinctive tracks, raccoons leave several additional signs that indicate their presence. Poultry is a favored food of raccoons. When raccoons consume chickens and other birds, raccoons tend to bite off the heads of adult birds and leave the head in a separate location from where they consume the bird. Typically, the legs/feet are also removed and the crop and breast tend to be chewed. These signs of predation indicate a probable raccoon infestation. Raccoons routinely target commercial and hobby chicken operations, as well as bluebird and wood duck nesting boxes.
Raccoons Target Corn, Watermelon, and Agricultural Areas
Raccoons heavily target and cause great destruction in gardens and agricultural areas, particularly corn crops. Raccoons tend to leave behind many partially consumed ears of sweet corn. The raccoons are known to pull the husks back and will break and knock over cornstalks as they attempt to climb to access additional ears of corn. Watermelons are another favored food source for raccoons. Raccoon predation of watermelons is indicated by a small holes dug in the watermelons, with the contents missing.
Raccoons Destroy Sod and Host Rabies
Young raccoons will repeatedly roll up and destroy freshly laid sod to search for grubs, earthworms, and other similar food sources. Adult raccoons will also remove sod during periods of drought.
Raccoons are the main mammal host vector of rabies in the United States, and rates have been steadily increasing over the past three decades.
Fur & Feathers Wildlife Control will come to your location in Northeastern Pennsylvania or Central New York to provide efficient removal of any raccoons that have are creating a nuisance for you. All animals are treated humanely and relocated far from human habitation. We can also install barriers to prevent re-entry. Contact us toll-free to schedule raccoon removal: (866) 442-9360.