Do Raccoons Live Underground?

Raccoons are sneaky, mischievous, and nocturnal animals that can live in some hard-to-reach places. Here are a few places where raccoons may make their home.

Do Raccoons Live Underground

Despite their ability to claw through just about any material, raccoons don’t use their claws to dig underground dwellings. Instead, they dig to find food and will only use old burrows that have already been dug by animals such as opossums or rabbits.

Raccoons mostly live above ground in haystacks, bushes, and among rocks. If you spot one in your neighborhood, however, it’s most likely living in a crawl space, chimney, sewer or attic.

Damages Raccoons Can Cause

Raccoons love living in residential homes because they can go undetected for a long time. While this is good for them, it’s bad for you and your property.

Raccoons can cause lots of damage by chewing through wires, shredding insulation, and scratching up walls which can threaten your home’s visual appeal and structural integrity.

Their urine and feces can cause diseases, and they may be carrying disease-ridden ticks or fleas. Raccoons are also one of the leading carriers of rabies in North America, so if you get too close, they can bite or scratch and transmit the disease to you.

The sooner you realize a raccoon is on your property, the less damage these critters can cause. Instead of waiting to try and take care of the problem yourself, call the experts at Critter Control® of Polk County right away.

Effective Raccoon Removal Methods

Instead of using dangerous methods that are harmful to the animal or the environment, Critter Control® of Polk County has developed a four-step CritterSafe® method to remove raccoons safely and humanely from your property. Our process includes:

  1. Inspection: We will inspect your home to determine entry points and the infestation’s severity.
  2. Removal: The raccoons are removed using non-toxic, eco-friendly methods.
  3. Exclusion: Your property is sealed to prevent the raccoons from returning.
  4. Restoration: Any property damage caused by the raccoons is restored.

Expert Raccoon Removal in Central Florida

The experienced raccoon removal technicians at Critter Control® of Polk County will quickly and efficiently remove nuisance raccoons from your property and keep them from returning. To schedule your inspection and receive a free estimate for our effective wildlife removal services, call Critter Control® of Polk County at 863-204-2815.


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