Removing Raccoons from Dallas, Texas Homes
A pregnant raccoon squeezes her way through a hole located at the end of your roof. The entrance of the pregnant raccoon can mean up to six months of misery, as the family of one grows into a family of eight hungry varmints.
What should you do?
The answer is to contact Brinker Animal Removal. For more than 35 years, our team of licensed and bonded raccoon removal professionals has helped Dallas, TX homeowners eliminate the dangers posed by hungry raccoons inside of their homes. Also known for providing superior rodent removal services in Dallas, our highly rated raccoon removal experts have received considerable praise from customers all over the Dallas metroplex. Even better, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has accredited our company and awarded us its top rating of A+.
The Dangers Raccoons Present
One of the classic storms that hit North Central Texas has left you without power. What if we told you that the cause of the power outage is not a slam dunk certainty? After all, raccoons possess razor sharp claws and teeth that can slice through virtually anything, including the insulation covering electrical wires running through the attic. That’s right, raccoons are capable of putting you in the dark, which the wild animals do not mind since they are nocturnal creatures.
Raccoons also pose health risks that include rabies produced by deep bite wounds. Mother raccoons can become vicious to protect loved ones. A claw swipe over the forearm can require dozens of stitches to heal. Raccoons that gain access to food stored in the kitchen and/or basement leave behind fecal matter that creates potentially deadly foodborne illnesses such as Salmonella. The most effective method for protecting your food is by locking the cabinets and storing dry food in sealed plastic containers.
How to Keep Raccoons Out of Dallas, TX Homes
Unlike squirrels gaining access to Dallas, Texas homes, raccoons require large holes and cracks to wriggle inside of attics and basements. This means you should be able to notice possible entry points for a family of raccoons. Seal every hole and crack along the roof and around the foundation of your home. Store firewood more than 20 feet away from the nearest window. Like many wild animals, raccoons use wood stacks as staging areas for the imminent invasions of Dallas, TX homes. We recommend our clients place garbage bins in the garage or basement. The night before trash pickup, secure garbage bins by weighing down the lids with bricks or other heavy objects. Once a family of raccoons feeds from the garbage you set outside, it is only a matter of a short time before the wild animals try to enter your home.
Three Steps for Raccoon Removal
Brinker Animal Removal uses three steps to help you live raccoon-free. First, we sit down with you for an initial meeting that determines the extent of your raccoon infestation. We examine the attic and basement to search for potential entrances, as well as tour the perimeter of your home to check for evidence of raccoons on your property. After a few days of brainstorming, we return to your home to present our proposal. We thoroughly explain how we plan to eliminate raccoons, as well as tell you how much it costs to perform the project. The thirds step involves not only removing raccoons, but also making sure they never return to hassle you and your family.
Call our office or leave your contact information on the online form to schedule an initial meeting that gets the ball rolling for raccoon removal in Dallas, Texas.