Raccoons will use pretty much any space they could access for refuge indoors or outside a home. Including trees, sheds, garages, attics, crawl spaces, porches, patios, decks, walls, roofs, and more. They search out these areas for warm shelter and safe breeding. Mother raccoons will create their nests and birth their young, caring with them all winter long before spring brings more suitable weather. The problem with sharing your personal space with raccoons is that the structural damages that they cause and the infectious ailments their existence can propagate to both humans and pets.
Damages may get intense and need expensive repairs and renovation if left alone for long intervals. It just takes one time for a raccoon colony to create a heap of destruction within your home. The mixture of their urine, droppings, birthing debris, and decayed food scraps are known to cause unsightly leaks in the ceilings and walls, unbearable odors inside the home, and upper respiratory illnesses. Their mere presence is a risk to your health as they’re called carriers of infectious diseases like Leptospirosis, as well as the Rabies virus. They can also carry fleas, ticks, lice, lice, and more that can spread throughout the house.
For these reasons and more, it’s important to get rid of raccoons immediately after discovering them on your premises. In case you have only seen them outside, then it’s ideal to have your house inspected for holes and exposed spots, and seal them up until winter is here. Then implement certain methods to keep raccoons away from your premises, like removing pet food from outside, locking garbage can lids, installing motion sensor lighting, and much more.
Price of Raccoon Removal
A DIY raccoon removal occupation will probably cost much less, but might not be as effective, or effective at all. It’s best to trust a licensed and trained wildlife control contractor because they have the business know-how and resources to safely and humanely extract raccoons, cleanup after them, restore attic insulation and drywall, and prevent wild animal intrusions in the foreseeable future. They can give all of these services in a time frame that is suitable for you, and at a reasonable price. Look below for raccoon removal price averages:
$300 Per Hour
Some companies offer written or oral instructions for animal identification and DIY elimination, but this is NOT suggested.
$150 Service Fee – $75 to $250 Hourly
These rates vary and mostly depend on the company’s business model, the sort of animal, the number of trips it requires, and the complexity of the project. Some businesses charge flat rate fees for a particular sort of animal, and increase those fees for larger quantities. Fundamentally, raccoon removal may cost anywhere from $100 to $1000, depending on the conditions.
$150 to $500 or More
Depending on the amount of damage and hazard, the cost of raccoon cleanup and sanitation will be different.
Raccoon Damage Restoration
$300 to $2,000 or More
Some businesses offer minor restoration solutions for raccoon damages, for example insulating material replacement and drywall repair. However, the cost for the services vary depending on the area of damages. It is ideal to employ a company for a quote, and compare estimates for the best overall deal.