Raccoons have been displaced from their natural habitats in Berks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties by urban sprawl. Over time, raccoons have acclimated to life around humans in the Delaware valley region. Raccoons are often found near sources of food and water outdoors. Fruit trees, trash, pet food and gardens are all great food sources for Raccoons. They make their nests in attics, chimneys and garages, often causing significant damage. Raccoons are excellent climbers and once a raccoon is on a roof, it can rip open vents or find construction gaps in soffits, which will lead the raccoon into the attic. Once inside attics or walls, raccoons will destroy insulation for nesting materials and contaminate the area with urine and feces. It’s important to catch them early, before they multiply and the problem intensifies. We have years of experience with humane raccoon removal practices and can help you fix your problem fast!
Raccoons are best known for the black eye mask, bushy ringed tail, and mischievous nature. They have five fingers on their softly-padded, sensitive paws and have a sharp sense of smell and hearing. Raccoons are excellent climbers and very destructive once inside. Raccoons thrive in city and country settings alike. Pennsylvania state officials fear they will introduce a new strain of rabies to the Delaware valley region. Raccoons are nocturnal and are known to sleep for long periods during cold, snowy periods. Raccoons climb with great agility and are not bothered by a drop of 35 to 40 feet. As well as being excellent climbers, raccoons are strong swimmers, although they may be reluctant to do so. Raccoons are social animals and several family groups will den and forage together. Although individuals have territories, they overlap with those of other raccoons. Raccoons are cute and curious, but can be very aggressive when they feel threatened.
Raccoons Are Dangerous
Do not attempt to capture raccoons yourself! Raccoons are very aggressive and strong animals. When threatened, raccoons have been known to attack people and pets. Some raccoons carry rabies and infected animals may not show signs of contamination. Raccoon fecal matter carries round worm which is dangerous to people and pets.
Raccoon Trapping & Removal
Each spring, we receive several calls about raccoons taking up residence in attics, crawl spaces, trees and walls. Typically a female raccoon is preparing to give birth and likes your home as much as you do. Raccoons cause a significant amount of damage to homes and other structures while nesting, showing no reservations about tearing holes in your roof or walls. Once inside, raccoons shred insulation materials to make a nest. After the nest is constructed, the raccoons will urinate and defecate within your attic to mark its territory. It’s important to catch them early, before they multiply and the problem intensifies. We remove raccoons and their offspring humanely. Once removed, we’ll clear out and replace soiled insulation. We have years of experience humanely trapping raccoons. Don’t live with raccoons fighting in your attic and destroying your home.
Raccoon Exclusion & Raccoon Proofing
When available, raccoons use already existing openings around the home for their nests. Unsealed openings are an open door to future raccoon infestations. We eliminate the chance of re-entry by sealing any openings that raccoons might use. This includes installing attic vent guards and gable vent closures.
Wildlife Waste Is Toxic
If you have had animals in your attic, you could be harboring a significant health hazard. According to the Center for Disease Control, humans can contract diseases from wildlife when exposed to urine, droppings, saliva or nesting material. An animal presence in the attic means urine, feces and animal carcasses right above you and your family’s heads.
We can help! We will remove your contaminated attic insulation, disinfect, repair access holes and install a fresh, clean blanket of TAP pest control insulation. The Boric acid content of TAP insulation acts as a permanent pest control solution, disinfectant and odor eliminator where it is placed. Typical energy savings with TAP insulation range from 20%-38%.
Why Do People Trust Patriot To Remove Raccoons?
Patriot Pest Solutions offers over 20 years experience in raccoon removal and trapping. We’re family owned and locally operated. Patriot Pest Solutions is a fully insured and licensed with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, National Wildlife Control Operators Association and the Pennsylvania Trappers Association. All of our certified, state-licensed technicians are fully insured and ready to eliminate your raccoon problem. Our treatment methodology was devised by our own in-house Associate Certified Entomologist, one of twelve in the entire state of Pennsylvania. Contact us today for a FREE evaluation of your raccoon infestation.
NWCOA Certified Pros
We’re Certified Wildlife Professionals by the National Wildlife Control Operators Association. Our technicians are up to date with the latest training and certifications to provide you with the best and safest wildlife management service possible.
Proud Members of the PTA
We’re proud to be a part of the Pennsylvania Trapper’s Association which promotes the humane trapping of wildlife. The Pennsylvania Trappers Association grew from just a handful of trappers in 1936 to become the largest state trapper’s organization in the United States.