When it comes to raccoon invasions, the attic space is the area of the home that tends to attract raccoons the most. If you think that you have a raccoon problem in your attic, you'll want to contact a professional raccoon control service to come take care of the problem. Do not attempt to deal with a raccoon problem yourself.
Raccoons are large animals that can not only cause injuries during capture, but that also carry diseases, such as rabies, leptospirosis and salmonella. If you're curious about how much it will cost you, the following is a breakdown of what a wildlife control specialistwill do and the cost:
The Audit - Many animal control services will charge a flat fee to inspect your premises in order to determine the extent of your raccoon problem. Just because you think that there's a single raccoon living in your attic does not mean that there aren't other raccoons on your property. The last thing you'll want is to pay to have one raccoon removed only to have another raccoon you didn't know about begin to produce offspring, after all.
The Traps - Once the inspection has been performed, a professional animal control specialist will determine what kind of traps will be most effective and where they will need to be placed. There is usually a single fee for setting up the traps.
The Raccoon Removal - Once the traps have been set up, they will begin capturing raccoons. Most animal control services will charge a single fee for each raccoon that they trap and have to remove. This is because raccoons can be hard to deal with and require trained hands to properly remove from the trap and take them away from your property. There's also a removal process that has to be followed for each raccoon that's caught since they can't simply be released anywhere.
The Prevention - As part of the raccoon control service, prevention methods will need to be implemented to prevent further raccoon problems. This cost can vary depending on what has to be done; for example, the number of access points that have to be sealed and whether tree branches have to be trimmed back.
To get a more accurate raccoon in attic removal cost estimate, be sure to contact us at Markle Termite & Pest Management in Dallas for more information today.