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When nuisance critters like raccoons are living on your property, they will leave signs of their infestation. Such signals to their presence range from squeaking noises at night and scratch marks on your walls to paw marks in your garden and odorous droppings on the ground.

Here are some ways to tell if these critters are lurking around and stinking up your property, and some raccoon removal tips that you can employ to get rid of raccoons.

Identifying Raccoon Scat

What Does Raccoon Poop Look Like?
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Raccoon droppings , or scat, are dark-colored, long, and cylindrical with round or broken ends. While it may look similar to feces from other animals, the main giveaway is if it contains undigested berries or other materials. When raccoons are around, you may find areas with piles of raccoon scat. This is because raccoons will create latrine sites away from their home. If you’ve found a scat site, there’s a good chance a raccoon is nearby.

Is Raccoon Feces Hazardous?

You may be tempted to clean the raccoon scat up yourself. However, that’s not the best idea. Raccoon droppings can be hazardous to your health if they contain roundworm eggs. The parasites can infect both humans and pets and cause damage to the central nervous system. Additionally, raccoon droppings can carry other bacteria that could lead to illness.

Call a Raccoon Removal Professional

Due to its dangerous nature, you should never handle raccoon feces by yourself. Instead, rely on a licensed and trained wildlife removal expert to identify the pest by its droppings, locate and remove it, and clean any areas contaminated by the critter’s feces.

If you suspect your property has been infested by raccoons, call the professionals at Critter Control® of Polk County.

Expert Raccoon Removal Services in Central Florida

At Critter Control® of Polk County, our trained and certified technicians use a four-step raccoon removal method that’s safe and eco-friendly. This four-step process includes:

  1. Inspection: We will conduct a thorough walkthrough of your property to determine the size and extent of the infestation.
  2. Removal: Any unwanted wildlife is removed from your property.
  3. Exclusion: Entry points are sealed up around your home.
  4. Restoration: Any property damage caused by the wildlife is restored to its original condition.

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


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