Delaware Raccoon Control
There are so many popular misconceptions about raccoons it can be difficult to tell fact from fiction. One of the most popular myths is raccoons have opposable thumbs. While they don’t, their skill and dexterity without them is a remarkable feat. These pests are capable of seriously damaging your home and property in DE, so it’s important to exercise proper raccoon control before they settle in for good.
To protect your home or business from raccoons in Delaware, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
What are Raccoons?
Raccoons are grey-furred mammals that are typically 20-30” in length and weigh between 7-30 pounds. Their bodies look quite rotund because of their dense fur, and even their grey and black ringed tails are furry. Their heads are small relative to their bodies, and their eyes are banded in black, which makes them look like cartoon robbers.
The DE wildlife control experts at Viking Pest explain raccoons in Delaware are omnivore, and they’ll eat anything from toads, frogs, fish, and carrion to seeds, nuts, and garbage.
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How Do I Identify Raccoons?
Raccoons are nocturnal, which means that they are most active at night. It’s unusual to spot a raccoon during the day.
If raccoons are making themselves at home on your property, you may find ripped up garbage or tipped over garbage cans. They may climb bird feeders and eat produce from your garden. Indoors, the signs of their presence may be less visible initially but are hard to ignore as the situation progresses explain the DE wildlife control experts at Viking Pest. You may smell their urine and feces, or hear them moving around in your attic or crawlspace at night.
What Problems Can Raccoons Cause for Home and Business Owners in Delaware?
Raccoons on your property rummaging through your trashcans can be an annoyance, but if they enter your dwelling they can cause long-term damage. The DE wildlife control experts at Viking Pest explain raccoons can fit into any space larger than 4 inches and are adept at climbing through windows, open ducts, or even uncapped chimneys.
Once raccoons are inside, they can destroy ducts, insulation, drywall, and even wiring to make themselves a cozy nest. Raccoon droppings not only smell, but they can also spread bacteria and parasites that infect humans and domesticated animals. Raccoons can also spread diseases like rabies through their bite.
When are Raccoons Most Active in Delaware?
The DE wildlife control experts at Viking Pest explain in Delaware, raccoons are capable of being pests in all four seasons. In the winter, they tend to hibernate, but sometimes do so in homes or businesses if they can get inside. If you leave edible items like pet food, birdseed, or even garbage outside any time of the year, raccoons will try and gain access.
April to July is prime breeding season for raccoons and mother raccoons may try and nest indoors if they’re able to access the building explain the DE wildlife control experts at Viking Pest. Great care should be taken when figuring out how to get rid of raccoons in your Delaware home or business. When someone tries to separate mothers from the cubs, they can get defensive and protective.
How Do I Control Raccoons in Delaware?
The easiest way to ensure that raccoons cannot access your living space or business in Delaware is to take precautions to exclude them from your property. The DE wildlife control experts at Viking Pest recommend capping chimneys, covering ducts and other holes and ensuring all roof shingles and exterior siding is properly fastened.
Don’t leave food outdoors, including birdseed or pet food. Lock up garbage cans in your garage or a shed, and you can even use fencing or netting to protect tasty produce in your garden.
The best way to get rid of raccoons that have made their way inside your home is to call the wildlife control experts at Viking Pest. Exterminating a raccoon needlessly is prohibited in Delaware, so it’s best to get assistance from the experts.
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