How Do You Keep Raccoons Out of Your Yard? [Manatee County, FL]

How Do You Keep Raccoons Out of Your Yard? [Manatee County, FL]

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Raccoon in a pond looking up.

Raccoons are Omnivores

Raccoons are omnivores, which means that they eat a wide variety of foods including both plants and animals. Their diet is mainly fruits, nuts, worms, insects, amphibians, fish, birds eggs and even an occasional small mammal or bird. If raccoons find that there is an abundant source of food on your property,  they will probably take it rather than make the effort to hunt. This also includes your vegetable gardens– they look at it as a food buffet or in that case a salad bar!  The biggest mistake people make is leaving pet food outdoors. Trash is another lure for the furry fellows. It is widely recommended that you get secured trash can lids and keep it secured in the garage if at all possible. Bird feeders are also no-nos for anyone who does not want to attract the “wrong” type of wildlife to their area. How do you keep raccoons out of your yard? #1 Remove any possible food source.

Raccoons are Nocturnal

Nocturnal creatures prefer to hunt when it is dark outside so that they are camouflaged and it makes them feel safer. If a raccoon should meander into your area, you could dissuade them from advancing by utilizing motion lights and or loud sounds. A simple light by the door may not be enough for a stubborn raccoon though. Auto lights activated by motion in several areas are more likely to startle them and keep them away. Since they don’t like human interaction, the Humane Society even recommends putting an am radio near your trash can with a talk station on. How do you keep raccoons out of your yard? #2 Remove their nocturnal and quiet habitat.

Fences

The everyday normal fence does not help in keeping raccoons out because they are such good climbers as well as diggers. If you are having an ongoing problem with raccoons in various areas such as gardens, yards, homes etc., either chicken wiring or an electrified fence is a good choice. How do you keep raccoons out of your yard? #3 Install chicken wire or electric fencing to prevent them getting into places where they are not wanted!

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To read part II of our Raccoon FAQ installment series “Are Raccoons Dangerous During the Day?” click here

To read part I of our Raccoon FAQ installment series “How to Get Rid of a Raccoon?” click here

 

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Are Raccoons Dangerous During the Day? [Fishhawk, FL]

Two raccoons interacting.

What Does it Mean When You See a Raccoon During the Day?

  • Is there a food source available?

  • Was the raccoon frightened?

  • Is there high competition in the area at night from other nocturnal animals?

It is a fairly well known myth that if you see a raccoon walking around during the day, that it is sick or that it has rabies. Even though raccoons normally are most active at night (nocturnal) they can take up activity during the day for a variety of different reasons.

What is considered normal activity?

If you see a raccoon that is behaving responsively during the day it is probably fine. They might come out during the day if there is some food available, or if they have been scared from their daytime sleeping spot, or if there is a high competition in the area from other nocturnal animals. It is very common to see baby raccoons during the day, while the mother raccoons might be out looking for food.

What is not normal?

It is never normal for an adult raccoon to show symptoms like loss of balance, difficulty walking or lethargy. If you see a raccoon acting this way, or if one is bleeding or injured contact a professional wildlife trapper.

To read part I in our Raccoon series “How Do You Get Rid of a Raccoon?” click here

GOT RACCOONS?

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1329 10th Street East Palmetto, Florida 34221
(941) 729-2103

How Do You Get Rid of a Raccoon? [Longboat Key]

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Pic of a raccoon with wildflowers.

Best Methods for Raccoon Control

  • Protect your trash

  • Make them feel unwelcome

  • Employ scare tactics

  • Keep yard clean and free of attractants

First of all and probably the most important thing to do to get rid of a raccoon on Longboat Key is to protect your trash! There’s no reason for the raccoon to leave if you keep a food source available for them. To get started,  pick up some metal garbage cans, bungee strap cords, and a cement block. Once you have the garbage can strapped down with the cord, place your cement block on top. Next, be sure to keep your yard cleaned up from stuff that a raccoon would want. For example, try not to leave any pet food out overnight.. also not any fruit from fruit trees. Bird feeders will also have to be brought in for several weeks. Once they notice that the food source is no longer there, they will stop coming around. Make them feel unwelcome. Actually the only way to probably do that is to put up a barbed wire or electric fence around any vegetable garden areas. Almost any fence can become electric by adding one strand of wire about 8 inches back from the fence. Employ some scare tactics.. There are devices designed to scare off unwelcomed invaders that work well. The problem comes in because raccoons are so smart and they realize that most of what you put out there can’t really do them any harm. An example would be a motion detector device such as floodlights or  radios (set to talk radio) as raccoons would avoid human voices and even sprinklers.

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To read part II of our Raccoon FAQ installment series “Are Raccoons Dangerous During the Day?” click here

To read part III of our Raccoon FAQ installment series “How Do You Keep Raccoons Out of Your Yard>” click here

  
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Sarasota, FL Strange Raccoons

Sarasota, FL Strange Raccoons Trapping and Removal

 

 

Raccoons have learned to thrive in urban areas; thanks to their ingenious survivor skills.

Raccoons walk the urban environment like they own it. Versus squirrels who skitter from tree to tree like it is their own domain.
There are 7 species or raccoons in the world, but only one known as the North American Raccoon- Procyon lotor.

Some other facts about raccoons are:

1) Raccoons are omnivorous meaning that they eat almost anything however, they prefer sweet foods.
2) They have excellent vision at night.
3) Their predators are: Foxes, wolves, alligators, bobcats, coyotes, and owls. Otherwise no natural enemies except an irate homeowner.
4) They go on the move when they are hungry – if food sources are low in wild and high near near humans, that is what moves them.
5) They are usually are not found far from trees.
6) Procyon lotor- is the scientific name and “Lotor” means washer.
7) They are powerful animals- Most adult raccoons are more powerful than most adult dogs.
8) Raccoons always mate during spring.
9) They use a common latrine.
10) They are good swimmers- a young raccoon can swim 150 meters across a river or lake.

Raccoons are Bold and are Good Swimmers! [Manatee County Removal]

Raccoons are Bold and are Good Swimmers!

For more information and a FREE INSPECTION/ESTIMATE in Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, Sarasota or surrounding areas, please Call 1-866-263-WILD or (941)729-2103. We are your expert for humane and technologically advanced raccoon trapping and removal in Manatee county.

Raccoons are usually not intimidated by people and they are also good at swimming. Combine those two traits together and you are at risk of losing your munchies. That is what this paddle boarder found out near the shore line of a North American river.  This paddlers amazement turned into fear when she observed the raccoon swimming out toward her kayak. All of a sudden, he grabbed her knapsack full of treats and she had to engage in a tug of war to get them back! After a real minor altercation and a gentle bonk on the head, the raccoon stepped away in defeat. Not to worry fella, there are always plenty of garbage cans out there that won’t fight with you! Check out our post on how to keep raccoons out of trash cans here!  

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Do you have an issue with raccoons?

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Crazy Things Raccoons Do [Manatee County]

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If you or your pet is bitten by any wild animal, you are urged to seek medical treatment.

 

Crazy Things Raccoons Do [Manatee County]

Unprovoked Raccoon Attacks, Bites, 13-Year Old Girl

June 5, 2017

Here is the scenario. It could have been the most normal father and daughter stroll around the neighborhood, but it became an emergency room visit. The reason was that a raccoon came out of the bushes and bit a little girl on the leg–totally unprovoked!

It was described that in late May evening around 5:45 a father and 13 year old daughter were walking and talking together near the entrance of their neighborhood subdivision around the Cape Coral, FL area. The daughter was said to be less than 5 feet in front of the father when she heard a growling noise from the bushes, followed by a raccoon coming at her that immediately bit on to her leg. When she screamed, the raccoon finally let go.

By the way, if you see raccoons around your property, or think you have them present in your home, please contact a professional! You can click to contact us here 24/7 at Nuisance Wildlife Removal, Inc. or call 1-866-263-WILD or 729-2103. 

It was thought that either the raccoon was rabid or trying to protect her babies. The animal caused the girls shin to bleed and the father immediately took her to the hospital for treatment. According to the Center for Disease Control, when a human is bitten by an animal, at first there may not be any symptoms. But weeks, or even months after a bite, rabies can cause pain, fatigue, headaches, fever, and irritability. These are followed by seizures, hallucinations, and paralysis. Human rabies are almost always fatal.

According to the Center for Disease Control, when a human is bitten by an animal, at first there may not be any symptoms. But weeks, or even months after a bite, rabies can cause pain, fatigue, headaches, fever, and irritability. These are followed by seizures, hallucinations, and paralysis. Human rabies are almost always fatal.

She was given two shots, and advised to return on day 3,7 and 14 for further treatment. Although costs can vary, a course of rabies treatment commonly exceeds $3,000.

Please use caution around any wildlife out there!

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Free Raccoon Removal Manatee County

Providing information to you with regards to Free Raccoon Removal in Manatee County

 

Do you have an overturned trash can with it’s lid gone missing? An empty place where you previously had fruit or vegetables in your garden area? Did you happen to notice any noises in the attic or chimney area recently? If yes, you may have a raccoon issue. Chances are that you would like to find a free raccoon removal service in Manatee County.

 

Are all raccoons really bad?

 

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A group of raccoons looking innocent.

No they are not, however they can be quite menacing and naughty. It has to do with their true nature because this is how they were created, in order to survive and adapt to different surroundings. The reason why a lot of folks think they are bad is due to the amount of damage and trouble they can cause. They can break, destroy and bring major disorder into your home and life. How can they do this? Raccoons are very adaptable and have many different abilities.  They will make every attempt to gain entry into your home, whether it is through an opening in a soffit, vent, or even chewing through a rotten area on your roof.

Is there a free raccoon removal service available in Manatee County?

 

If a raccoon has already settled in your attic or chimney, you could expect a more costly expenditure than what a free raccoon removal service would offer.  Why is that? First of all, if the work requires risks, then only an expert should be able to do this, and there would be a cost associated with that. [THE WORK REQUIRES RISKS] Secondly, does the service provided involve long work? Would it require an overnight process as well as return visits? That would mean more expensive work as it would be rather time consuming.  [TO TRAP REPEATED ANIMALS AND SEAL ALL THE ENTRY POINTS WOULD REQUIRE RETURN VISITS]

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A raccoon that is not shy. Please note – don’t ever back one of these animals into a corner.

Thirdly, how is the raccoon?

Each raccoon is unique and one must never guess as to any raccoon’s temperament. Some raccoons are not shy at all, if that is the case, you should definitely NOT corner them. If by chance you are facing a mother raccoon, or a sick raccoon, that is particularly dangerous and so therefore, would certainly not be  a free raccoon removal in Manatee County.  Nuisance Wildlife removal, Inc. provides a professional raccoon removal service in Manatee and other surrounding areas, and we would like to hear about your particular situation and be your trusted expert.

Now that you understand the modus operandi of raccoons, you can understand that these are wild animals looking to survive and pro-create and will do whatever they require, in order to be sure nature has her way. So therefore, in order to get rid of them, this is a professional service that merits a cost. Therefore there is not a free raccoon removal in Manatee County. Please call a licensed wildlife removal professional to assist you with the protection of your home and your property today.

Nuisance Wildlife Removal, Inc. is your expert for raccoon removal in Manatee County. Call today to talk with a professional wildlife technician. For more information and a FREE estimate call 1-866-263-WILD or 941-729-2103.

 

 

Raccoon Removal Service Tampa

Raccoon Removal Service Tampa

One of the most challenging jobs that we deal with as a nuisance wildlife control professional, is the unthinkable… Raccoons in the attic, yes you read that right, raccoons in the attic! Let me assure you, that this is not an easy thing to take care of! It is definitely not something that you would want to attempt yourself. One of the main reasons would be, that that there are almost ALWAYS baby raccoons in the attic, along with an adult female. The young are generally helpless and in a small, tight, hard to access area of the attic, and can not be trapped. They must be removed by hand which means that you have to go in to the attic and face the mother raccoon that is up there protecting her babies! I’m sure you can imagine that this would not be a good scene for the average homeowner, she will be overly protective and aggressive, you should definitely leave this task to a professional. Nuisance Wildlife Removal, Inc. is your trusted professional to call for any raccoon removal service you might need in Tampa, Lakewood Ranch  and other surrounding areas. When a certified and licensed professional is hired, then the babies can be removed, the mother trapped and all can be reunited/relocated together and no one gets hurt in the process.

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Raccoon climbing down a tree close to a structure.

Here is the general process of “evicting” a mother raccoon and her babies:

Step One: Complete inspection of the exterior will be done to determine the entry point (generally a roof line that soffit has been pushed up or an open soffit vent). If it is an accessible area a trap will be placed on the roof and secured to catch her upon exit.

Step Two: The certified wildlife technician will go into the attic to inspect and locate the nesting site, of course using extreme caution as the mother raccoon will most likely be in there protecting her young. Generally she will get spooked and head towards the entry/exit point, which is what we hope for. If she does, then she will be caught in the trap that was placed on the exterior. If not she may have to be removed with a control pole or just left to exit on her own and trapped when doing so. Once the nest has been located the babies will be removed by hand using heavy duty leather gloves and placed into a small transport trap. On occasion we may have to use the babies to attract the mother raccoon out, by placing them by the trap on the exterior, each situation varies and is handled accordingly. This same method would hold true if she was not in the attic at the time of removal. We also use a predator scent when evicting raccoons from an attic, as this is generally used when the babies cannot be located or they are in an area that is not humanely possible for us to access. The scent is an all natural scent that is disbursed throughout the attic and makes the mother raccoon think that there is something in the attic that would harm her, or her young at which point she will actually remove all the babies from the attic to a safer nesting area.

Step Three: After all of the raccoons have been removed from the attic, it is imperative that the openings on the exterior get closed up. This again is something that a professional should do, making sure it is done in a manor,  that the animals will not be able to penetrate it again. Not only to keep other raccoons out, but also to prevent other animals from entering. The raccoons that were living in the attic, left behind their scent/odors, and in many cases that is an attractant to other wildlife. Not to mention the various droppings and other matter that they leave behind, which often must be cleaned up so your home is once again a safe, healthy living environment.

Call Nuisance Wildlife Removal, Inc. today, to humanely solve your wildlife problems, and wildlife proof your property! 866-263-WILD or 941-729-2103.

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Entry point of raccoon(s).