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What are raccoons?

Raccoons are mammals that are easily recognized by their brownish-grey fur, bushy tail with dark markings, and black mask marking around their eyes. Raccoons typically weigh between 10 and 20 pounds, and they are commonly seen across the United States. Raccoons are scavengers, and they are prolific around cities or human settlements where they invade trash cans, live around crawl spaces and outbuildings, and otherwise cause problems on human properties.

Are raccoons dangerous?

Raccoons are dangerous animals to have running around your property due to the diseases they carry and the risk of encountering one of these pests up close. Raccoons are known carriers of serious illnesses such as rabies, tularemia, and listeriosis, and accidentally stumbling on a raccoon’s hideout may present a risk of attacks that result in disease or infection.

Additionally, raccoons leave droppings around the property they invade, another major health risk, and they carry parasitic pests such as fleas, ticks, and mites in their fur. As raccoons scavenge around your property, they drop these pests off, resulting in additional pest problems for your property.

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Why do I have a raccoon problem?

Raccoons are attracted to properties where they can easily find food, moisture, or shelter. If you have lots of access to crawl spaces, outbuildings, or attics around your property, moisture issues, piles of debris, and exposed trash cans, you are likely encouraging an infestation of raccoons or other pests. Remove raccoon attractants to deter infestations of this pest.

Where will I find raccoons?

Raccoons are typically found outdoors burrowing around abandoned trees or animal dens, near trash cans and compost piles, or underneath buildings and in crawl spaces. Occasionally, raccoons may find their way into attics, storage spaces, or the garages and basements of your property, something that causes serious issues until professional pest control in Nebraska is received.

How do I get rid of raccoons?

To get rid of raccoons for good, skip DIY home pest control methods and contact our team at Quality Pest Control. Our service specialists are friendly and knowledgeable, and we’ll take the time to understand your pest control concerns before developing treatment plans that are tailored to your pest control needs.

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How can I prevent raccoons in the future?

Prevent raccoons from invading your property in the future by implementing these helpful wildlife control methods:

  • Clear outdoor areas of debris piles, cut back long grasses, and remove hollow trees in addition to filling in abandoned animal dens to reduce raccoon hiding spots.

  • Cover up trash cans, dumpsters, and compost piles to prevent raccoon scavenging.

  • Block off access to crawl spaces and the areas underneath outbuildings to stop raccoons from burrowing there.

  • Make sure holes around your property’s roof, crawl spaces, and foundation are repaired to stop raccoons from slipping inside.

  • Address moisture issues that may be creating puddles of excess water and attracting raccoons to your property.

Contact Quality Pest Control today for more raccoon prevention advice, or for reliable raccoon pest control you can count on. Our service specialists are ready to help you reclaim your property from these troublesome animals.

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