3 Things You Shouldn’t Do When Trying to Remove a Raccoon from Your Property

November 2022 - 4 (Blog Post)

Wildlife Control Akron, OH

1) Stay Away if Encountered During the Day

Raccoons commonly carry rabies and one symptom of rabies is abnormal behavior. Raccoons typically only come out at night, while not always the case, if you see a raccoon out during the day or when you wouldn't expect to see one, its best to not interact with it. Call us and we can lend a hand.

2) Don't Try to Catch it With a Blanket

In the past, folks who want to dispose of a raccoon but don't have the proper traps or training will try to throw a blanket over the animal in order to pick it up and remove it. This is a very bad idea, because raccoons have very sharp teeth that will cause a lot of damage to you. It's best to leave the trapping to the experts.

3) Don't Try to Shoot It

Rather than shooting the raccoon, we specialize in safe and humane removals. In addition, in most states you can only shoot raccoons during specific times and whilst carrying a hunting license, meaning you could potentially be in hot water if you shoot one without these. Avoid the hassle and let us help solve the problem. 

If you have raccoons near your home, we can help. Our skilled raccoon removal team will assess your situation and safely remove them. When in doubt, its always best to hire a professional. Don't take a chance and call us today.