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Raccoon rating piece of apple outsideFrom breaking into kitchens to tipping over trashcans, raccoons are notorious for causing trouble at night. That’s why the large nocturnal mammals have a reputation for being masked bandits. However, home and business owners should always treat raccoons with caution. If you encounter or see signs of raccoon activity on your Winter Haven property, contact the wild animal experts at Critter Control® of Polk County. Our technicians will inspect, remove, and exclude any raccoons to keep your infestation from getting worse.

Destructive Behavior of Raccoons

Raccoons are notorious for scavenging through trash and compost and ravaging fruit and vegetable gardens. They can also cause significant damage to homes, such as:

  • Torn window and patio screens
  • Shredded attic insulation
  • Chewed wiring, drywall, roof tiles, and wooden beams
  • Malfunctioning exterior HVAC unit
  • Damaged chimneys, roofing, vents, soffits, and fascia
  • Stained walls, ceilings, and attic floorboards
  • Contaminated food
  • General mess and litter

The Dangers of a Raccoon Infestation

While their mischievous antics have been popularized in comedic films and cartoons, there is nothing funny about a raccoon infestation. With sharp claws and teeth, raccoons are known to be aggressively vicious critters when cornered, and they can spread disease to people and pets through scratches and bites.

Raccoons also produce disturbing noises and foul odors that are distressing to both humans and pets. If you hear loud thumping, scratching, or high-pitched crying noises coming from your attic in the night, then you likely have a raccoon infestation on your hands.

Raccoon Trapping Regulations

Because of their wily nature and larger size, Florida law states that raccoons must be live-captured with extra-large traps. However, it is not recommend to attempt raccoon removal on your own. If you have been dealing with nuisance raccoons at your Winter Haven home or business, then leave their removal to professionals who know how to do the job safely, effectively, and legally.

Experienced Raccoon Removal

At Critter Control® of Polk County, our experts will employ their experience and expertise to permanently take care of your raccoon problem. Our licensed technicians will not only rid your Winter Haven property of raccoons, but they will also prevent others from being attracted to your residence. To schedule your free property inspection, call us today at 863-204-2815.

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