How does a raccoon infestation in Antioch, TN happen? It usually starts with one transient raccoon that has curiously made its way onto your roof or into your crawlspace. A lot of times raccoons are drawn to these areas looking for a food source or shelter. Raccoons have a very keen sense of smell and will follow the scent from mice, rats, possums, squirrels, etc. Raccoons are very tenacious, so once they lock onto a scent trail, they will find a way in. An aggressive raccoon can turn a one inch gap into a six inch gap very quickly. Once the hole is made into the attic or crawlspace, the raccoon has found its new home. Call Alpha Wildlife at the first signs of any wildlife.
After the first raccoon finds their new home (your attic or crawlspace) the begin to make their nest. Raccoons are not quiet or subtle animals. They will begin by exploring most of the attic space, looking for the perfect area to set up camp. Once they find it, they will destroy the insulation in that area to make themselves comfortable. The raccoon will then find an area to make a latrine or bathroom. The latrine is usually in a soffit box or two. This is the predetermined area where the raccoons will defecate or urinate. If the raccoon that has invaded your crawl space is a female, they will begin preparing to have their young. Raccoons will mate twice a year, with four to six kits at a time.
Raccoon infestations in Antioch do not happen overnight. Usually a raccoon infestation happens over the course of a year or so. Typically the problem is just ignored, until the damage that the raccoons have done, has affected the customers living space. Whether, the insulation is completely destroyed or the raccoons have ripped the insulation off the duct lines. the raccoon infestation cannot be ignored anymore. Call Alpha Wildlife to handle the trapping, prevention, repair, and clean up.
Once we confirm the animal species that has entered your home, we are trained to use the most effective and humane means of removing the animals. While we use many different traps, our team uses the most effective trap for each animal and situation.
Sometimes we simply set live traps or use other devices that allow the animals to safely exit your home, but not get back inside. Other times we remove the animals by hand, or with special tools such as snare poles.
In every animal removal project, Alpha Wildlife follows and obeys all local and state laws provided by the State of Tennessee. We always take the most humane approach and search for babies before leaving and sanitizing.
Repairing entry holes is a crucial step in the wildlife removal process. Sealing all entry holes shut ensures no future wildlife entry from these holes, which is also our goal. Our job is not considered complete until 100% of the entry holes are found and sealed shut. When applicable, we use steel. Rodents such as rats and squirrels are unable to chew through steel – they prefer wood.
Wildlife that enters your home often leave behind large amounts of droppings, urine, hair, oils, food, nesting materials, etc. It is these remnants left behind that attract other rodents (mice, rats, flying squirrels, raccoons) and even maggots. The scent they leave behind often encourages other animals to chew their way into your home, or use the same hole that the first animal used.
Odor problems are also a big issue. Mold can grow on waste area, and dead animals often attract maggots. Our removal team removes or vacuums all droppings, and removes and replaces all soiled insulation. Next we fog the attic with a special enzyme-based cleaner. This deodorizes the space and destroys any organic matter.
Wildlife removal is a dangerous industry. We are continuously trained with the latest techniques and study the habits of wildlife. This allows us to use the most effective removal process and remain safe. Raccoons can transmit diseases to both humans and your pets. How? They have disease on their paws, along with raccoon roundworms. When they walk all over your attic, they spread these diseases. Infectious diseases carried by raccoons include raccoon roundworm, leptospirosis (bacterial infection), salmonella and rabies.
All of Alpha Wildlife’s technicians have a fully equipped service truck, along with many types of traps, animal removal tools, ladders, and have experience in roof repair. Our animal removal team has the gear and expertise for inside attic removal and repair.
If you are having raccoon problems in your crawlspace and need immediate relief from their damaging effects, it’s time to call Alpha Wildlife. Our raccoon removal experts are seasoned and have the training to safely and efficiently remove these creatures from your crawlspace area. after we have cleared your crawlspace, we will make sure there are no babies in the area. If there are, we will also remove them and reunite them with their mother and safely relocated them to their natural habitat far away from your home.
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After detecting the wildlife and the area, we will come up with a trapping solution that is efficient and ethical.
Once we have removed the wildlife from your property, we make sure strategies are in place to prevent the problem from repeating.
If any damage was made to your property prior to trapping, we will come up with a solution to handle any repairs.