Raccoons are so cute, right? And they’re one of the smartest woodland critters you will see around your home. Their antics can be very entertaining, but because of their innate curiosity and voracious appetites, they can also become nuisance wildlife – destructive to your property and even a serious health hazard to you and your family.

raccoons on a log

Why Raccoons Get Into Things

Raccoons are ominvores – They seek out plants as well as animal sources of food. That’s why they gravitate toward our trash cans and other food stores. Raccoons possess a tremendous sense of smell, and because they are so intelligent, it can be quite a challenge to “raccoon-proof” an area where potential food sources are stored. Bennett Wildlife Removal specializes in raccoon removal in Concord NH and surrounding areas. We focus on humane trapping and relocation of raccoons.

Raccoon Mating Season

Because raccoons mate in New Hampshire from Mid-April to the end of May, momma raccoon is looking for a safe, dry place to raise her young. Basements, attics, garages, and crawlspaces are all prime real estate for a raccoon nursery.

A raccoon has strong forearms, and sharp claws ideal for digging through virtually any soil, lifting and moving things; even tearing off vent panels to gain entry to these spaces. Then once they’ve selected a nest, they not only bring in fleas, mites, and other insects on their bodies, they drop feces and urine around as well.

Diseases from Raccoonsraccoon scat

Raccoons carry about 16 different diseases harmful to humans, including rabies and roundworm. Places where they repeatedly leave feces are very likely to contain roundworm eggs. Roundworm eggs develop into the infectious form in 2-4 weeks, and remain active and dangerous to humans for years. Even straight bleach will not kill them. If these infectious eggs are inadvertently swallowed by humans, the larvae hatch out and move into the soft tissue and organs of the body causing serious bodily harm, even death.

Raccoon Removal the Right Way

Contact with a raccoon who has rabies is so dangerous! Rabies is only transmitted via the body fluids of the rabid animal, but if a raccoon manages to bite a person or a pet, they could die of rabies, or spread it to others. This is why if you detect a raccoon – hear scratching in the attic, or see feces around your home, you should call the professionals at Bennett Wildlife Removal immediately to inquire about safe, humane, raccoon removal in Concord NH or surrounding areas.

raccoon removal in Concord NH

Bennnett Wildlife Removal traps and relocates raccoons, identifying entry points and other risk factors, and permanently excluding them from your home’s potential raccoon nesting spots. We secure your property from more potential damage, and protect your family from discomfort and hazardous diseases.

Wildlife Damage Repair

If raccoons have spent any time in your attic or crawlspace, they have left behind food stores, feces and urine that not only will give off a foul odor, but reduce the value of your property and present a serious health risk to you, your family and your pets. Bennett Wildlife Removal can remove contaminated materials, thoroughly clean the area with non-toxic green cleaners, and restore the aesthetic and structural integrity of you home.

Wildlife Damage RepairWildlife damage repair can be difficult because without a trained eye, it’s sometimes hard to locate entry points used by raccoons. Raccoons are surprisingly agile climbers too, which can make repairing entry points and excluding them a challenge for the average homeowner. Rely on Bennett Wildlife Removal to not only locate all likely potential entry points, but secure them no matter how difficult they may be to get to.

 

 

 

24 Hour Emergency Raccoon Removal in Concord NH and Surrounding Areas 603-707-1627

Learn more about diseases carried by Raccoons:

Diseases from Raccoons

Four Common Infectious Diseases Carried By Raccoons

Raccoon Disease in Dogs