OMEGA ANIMAL REMOVAL GETS RID OF RACCOONS
With their amazing dexterity and excellent night vision, raccoons can cause quite a nuisance for homeowners in San Antonio, Texas. From damages they incur in the attic to the diseases they carry, raccoons raise serious problems for animal control businesses that do not have the proper equipment or sufficient training to effectively deal with the infestation. Raccoon removal is one of many professional wildlife removal and control services offered by Omega Animal Removal in San Antonio, Texas.
Raccoon infestations can be as troubling as other wildlife infestations, if not more so, due to the health concerns raised by the presence of raccoons in your home, and the size of the animals. Also, because of the variety of damages caused by raccoons, dealing with these infestations can be a pricey process.
Aside from their funny looks and cunning food-stealing abilities, raccoons damage the wiring and ductwork in your attic and contaminate the insulation. The most serious aspect of proximity to raccoons is the threat they pose to your health and that of your family members, as they can carry dangerous diseases, such as rabies or the parvovirus.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledges the numerous threats caused by raccoons, and names them the most dangerous animals to contaminate the attic of your San Antonio, Texas house. Raccoons release Histoplasmosis spores from their excrement, and can carry rabies, parvovirus or distemper. With severe symptoms such as extreme lethargy or paralysis, diseases transferred from raccoons are serious and should be treated as soon as they are discovered. Given these severe health threats posed by the presence of raccoons in your attic and the dangers generated by coming in contact with one of these animals or with the debris of their infestation, there are few homeowner’s insurances that cover the costs of raccoon removal as well as the cost of repairing the damages that they caused.
SIGNS OF A RACCOON INFESTATION
Call Omega Animal Removal if you notice any of the following:
- Overturned garbage cans and trash or debris scattered about your lawn
- Tracks in your yard about the size of a small dog
- Fecal droppings around 2-3 inches in length
- Heavy thumping noises or scratching in your ceiling or walls at night
- Spotting raccoons is often a telling sign
HOW OMEGA ANIMAL REMOVAL CAN HELP WITH A RACCOON PROBLEM
Omega Animal Removal and its Wildlife Specialists have developed a complete system for taking care of raccoon infestations in your San Antonio, Texas home, and we will work with you and your insurance company for the successful removal of the animals, repair of the damages, and decontamination of the attic. When dealing with raccoon infestations, Omega Animal Removal specialists conduct procedures similar to the ones we perform for most of the wildlife species that can take up residence in your attic.
- The first step involved is the situation evaluation quickly followed by
- Live-trapping and removal of the raccoon from the premises. If needed, our specialists can use a catch-pole or live trap.
- Exclusion follows in which we seal all entry points used by the raccoons, and we make sure that no hole or gap is left open to re-entry.
- As soon as the raccoons are removed and the holes are sealed, we move to repairing all damage incurred and decontamination of the attic.
The decontamination and exclusion processes are as important as the first two steps, if not more important, given the health issues raised by raccoon infestations. A full attic restoration is typically needed for the decontamination process to be effective.
Given the size of the raccoons, and the diseases that they carry, this form of infestation is nothing to hold off on. These animals turn your attic into their latrines, urinating and defecating in copious amounts. Their excrement can leak through your house’s drywall, making a full attic restoration mandatory in the case of an infestation, in order to provide you and your family with a safe environment to live. Since every house is different and every infestation has different consequences, there are occasionally times when we can conduct a proper decontamination of the attic space without removing and replacing all the insulation, but this can only be the case with recent raccoon infestations. It is not something we can advise the homeowner on until we perform a full home inspection.