Raccoons are common in Miami. They are also one of the more vicious animals. Raccoons have an omnivorous diet and are often found going through trash and stealing food.
Their natural home are usually hollow trees; however due to their adaptability and human activity and expansion, raccoons are now acclimated to invading homes (attics, chimneys, and any other hollow spaces) and other properties using them as a their habitation and a nest for their young.
They are considered as a nuisance as they not only steal food but also leave droppings which could carry many diseases and parasites such as roundworm and rabies.
Female and young raccoons are especially difficult as they tend to destroy your homes not only by ripping off your home’s interior, gnaw on electrical wirings, and water pipes but also using your home as a latrine.
These occurrences would encourage many other pests to thrive in your home such as rats. Furthermore, raccoons also could damage your gardens by digging up your plants.
Raccoons enter houses and buildings any time of the year but typically during April and September.
This can be when the female raccoons are searching for a nest to shelter and raise their young or during their mating season in which could lead to many mating and scratching noises that could disturb your sleep.
Despite the many bountiful challenges brought by raccoons, raccoon infestation can be solved.
Raccoons Removal in order to prevent raccoons from infesting your properties, we encourage you to keep your houses or buildings apertures and any openings closed or covered, most importantly trash cans.
It is very important that you do not feed raccoons or leave traces of food that they could easily snatch. It is also helpful to fence your gardens.
To really make sure that your dealing with raccoons, survey your house. If you find raccoon prints, raccoon droppings (usually similar in size and smell of dogs’ dropping), it is a positive sign that raccoons may be on your property.
In addition, you may also notice noises such as purring, a chittering sounds, and various growling, snarling, and snorting in the early morning, as raccoons are nocturnal.
Interestingly, raccoons do not like loud noises and when you are unfortunately encountering one, you may turn on a radio as loud as possible towards the raccoon, signaling them to leave.
Be very careful when doing this, give them space to flee and run away. Do not corner a raccoon as they may be forced to defend themselves and you could get hurt.
However, as raccoons are wild animals, it may be best to ask for professional help (One Two Tree Inc.) in trapping and getting rid of raccoons on your property as soon as you see signs of their presence. This is advisable so that infestation and damage can be avoided.