• Omega Animal Removal Gets Rid of Raccoons

    Omega Animal Removal Gets Rid of Raccoons

    Raccoons are recognized by the Center for Disease Control as being the most dangerous animal to have in one’s attic. They are responsible for astronomical amounts of damage caused in home wildlife infestations. Omega Animal Removal has Wildlife Control Specialists on staff with the expertise to remove raccoon infestations humanely and safely, allowing you to go back to living with peace of mind in a healthy, habitable home.

    Why is it so harmful for raccoons to live in your attic? They are known carriers of Histoplasmosis, an infectious fungus that releases its spores through raccoon feces. Once the spores are airborne, they can infect you and your family. Histoplasmosis can cause bloody coughing, fevers and aches, and can be especially dangerous for infants. Since raccoons create designated “toilet” areas in your attic, their feces and urine can accumulate in large piles, greatly increasing the risk of Histoplasmosis spore release. Additionally, the weight and moisture of the waste can cause the drywall of your attic to warp and leak.

    Raccoons are also one of the largest known carriers of the rabies virus, which makes them very aggressive. If an infected raccoon bites you or a family member, it can transfer the infection, which is sometimes deadly.

    Raccoons are able to chew and scratch through wood trim and walls, destroy air conditioning ducts and irreversibly contaminate insulation. Fortunately, many homeowner insurance policies cover some or all of the costs associated with raccoon infestations. Omega Animal Removal can work with you and your insurance company to ensure the animals and all damage they leave behind is eradicated on a permanent basis.

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  • Signs of a Raccoon Infestation

    Signs of a Raccoon Infestation

    Call Omega Animal Removal immediately if you notice any of the following:

    • Overturned garbage cans
    • Tracks in the yard about the size of a small dog
    • Fecal droppings the size of a cat, about 2-3 inches in length
    • Heavy noises at night including thumping and scratching
    • Spotting raccoons themselves are often signs you may have a nighttime scavenger in your midst
  • How Omega Animal Removal Can Help With a Raccoon Problem

    How Omega Animal Removal Can Help With a Raccoon Problem

    Urban and suburban raccoons are especially intelligent. They are capable of outsmarting traps, lifting the lids off trash cans, and opening unlocked doors. Raccoons will steal food from pet bowls, pantries, gardens and trash cans if they can access them. Our trained Raccoon Specialists are adept at outsmarting these crafty creatures and can easily recognize patterns and behavior when performing the first of our 4-step process:

    1. Evaluation including exterior and interior analysis
    2. We then live trap and remove all raccoons, sometimes using a catch-pole if necessary, but always in the most humane method possible
    3. Our third step is full home exclusion, making sure all entrance holes into the home are fully sealed with the highest quality metal-based sealants and we match the paint to your home
    4. Finally we decontaminate the entire space, removing and replacing insulation if necessary and sanitizing all areas touched by the infestation

    Omega Animal Removal is the best wildlife control service in Tampa, Florida, and we are so sure of this, all of our wildlife removal services are backed by a Lifetime Guarantee. Don’t wait to call for your consultation if you suspect you may be suffering the whims of raccoons in your home.