Wildlife Removal Los Angeles Blog



Raccoons’ Behavior in the Winter vs. the Summer

Raccoons are adorable and fun-looking on TV, but not so much in real life. They have very sharp teeth and claws, and often carry the rabies virus — so often that virtually anyone bit by a raccoon must undergo painful rabies treatment if the offending animal is not caught and tested for rabies. The potential for rabies and other injuries from raccoons makes wildlife animal capture a vital resource.

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What to Do In a Raccoon Encounter

Raccoons are nocturnal and considered to be nuisance animals. The adult raccoon has grayish-black fur and weighs ten to thirty-five pounds with stocky front legs, long back legs, a striped tail and a black “mask” over the eyes. Raccoons are very intelligent and burrow around streams and lakes. They can also show up beneath decks and homes as well as in barns, attics and chimneys. In an urban environment, they feed on homeowners’ garbage. Their young are nested in the spring in an earthen den, drain pipes or hollow tree trunks.

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Raccoons in Attics-How to Humanely Remove Them From Your Attic

You may discover you have a raccoon in your attic once you start hearing scampering noises or loud scratching. If you are hearing noises at night, it may be raccoons because they are nocturnal creatures. It is possible to remove raccoons humanely from the attic. Raccoons can cause a lot of damage in attics and can even tear apart ducts and cooling systems, so they need to be removed as soon as possible. Raccoons have even fallen through the ceiling into people’s homes. Generally, raccoons won’t leave on their own. Raccoons are creatures of habit and they wouldn’t want to leave a comfortable space.

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Do Bird Feeders Attract Raccoons?

Raccoons are very cute creatures that make many people’s hearts melt – until a live encounter occurs. That’s when people realize a potential need for raccoon control. Raccoons are highly pervasive, intelligent and very, very temperamental. They get around very well in wooded areas, explore at night and love to find free meals. That makes them particularly troublesome around garbage cans and bird feeders.

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What to Do If You Encounter a Raccoon

Raccoons are charming, intelligent, and love to live in temperate climates in a range of habitats such as marshlands, forests, and near farms and urban areas. While raccoons are among the most amiable of nature’s creatures, they are wild, cunning, and can be dangerous if provoked.

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Are Raccoons Dangerous/Aggressive?

When people consider calling a raccoon removal service, it’s usually because they’ve seen one of these animals around the property. Raccoons can upend trash bins, raid pet food dishes, and even break into homes. If you see a raccoon, you may be wondering if you have a simple annoyance or a big problem on your hands.

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How to Keep Opossums Away From Your Yard

The splendor and beauty of nature are wonderful to enjoy in your backyard, but nature needs to stay in its place. When possums, raccoons, squirrels, rats and other varmints start invading your home and its vicinity, something must be done. Fortunately, possum removal doesn’t have to be difficult. A little bit of common sense will carry you through.

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Tips on Opossum Control

Opossums may not be the most destructive of animals, but they can still make a mess if they enter your home. This is why you want to control them and remove them if necessary.

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