• Omega Animal Removal Gets Rid of Raccoons

    Omega Animal Removal Gets Rid of Raccoons

    Raccoon problems in Dallas, Texas are an Omega Animal Removal specialty. Raccoons are more complicated to control than rodent infestations because they are highly intelligent, large, adept climbers and innovative. They are also often hazardous as they are the most common carrier of the rabies virus in Texas. Raccoons are omnivorous scavengers, eating anything and everything and wreaking havoc in residential spaces by threatening pets, stealing pet food and throwing the contents of garbage cans all over your yard in an effort to find food.

    Preventative measures could include purchasing trash cans made from tough material and including a tight-fitting lid, lock or clamp on the top of the can. Attaching your garbage can to a rack or structure that keeps it in place is another way to deter raccoons from rifling through your waste. Be sure to keep pet food indoors and keep your pet doors closed at night as these resourceful, nocturnal creatures can easily sneak through spaces and open doors while you are sleeping. Raccoons also wreak havoc on gardens, consuming vegetables and flowers and digging up lawns in search of worms and grubs.

    Raccoons can sometimes find their way into your home’s attic space where they cause serious damage and pose a significant health concern. The Center for Disease Control recognizes raccoons as being the most dangerous animal to have in your attic because of the Histoplasmosis spores that are released from their excrement. They are also notorious for causing damage to duct work, wiring and contaminating the insulation throughout your attic or crawlspace.

    Omega Animal Removal has a four step guaranteed process for ridding your family's residence or office space of being plagued by pesky raccoons. First we will live trap and remove the raccoons from the attic or use a catch-pole if needed. Once we have the raccoons removed we will identify all entry points and start repairing any holes that the raccoons were using to find their way into your attic. The last part of the process will be to decontaminate the attic space as needed. Generally with raccoon control, there is no way around a full attic restoration.

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  • Signs of a Raccoon Infestation

    Signs of a Raccoon Infestation

    Be sure to call your Omega Animal Removal professional if you recognize any of these tell-tales of a raccoon problem:

    • Overturned garbage cans
    • Tracks in your yard about the size of a large cat
    • Fecal droppings the size of a small dog, around 2-3 inches long
    • Heavy noises at night including thumping and scratching in your ceiling or walls
    • Spotting raccoons themselves are signs that you may have a nighttime scavenger in your mids