Raccoon Removal Services in Houston
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Raccoon Removal Pricing
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- Raccoon Removal: $225 (schedule an appointment for additional details)
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Raccoon Removal Experts
Raccoon Removal in Houston Texas (and surrounding areas) is one of Gulf Coast Exterminators many specialties and expertise.
Raccoons are a popular Houston pest Gulf Coast Exterminators gets service calls for. Call us today at (281) 449-7404 and let us help solve your Raccoon problem with our successful & affordable Raccoon Removal services.
Raccoon Removal Techniques
Gulf Coast Exterminators uses live catch traps to remove a raccoon from your Houston property. This is not only the safest way to perform raccoon removal but it is the most humane treatment for the raccoon.
When relocating an raccoon from a live catch trap, Gulf Coast Exterminators will take it several miles away and deposit it in a more suitable habitat away from people. This usually requires a distance of at least 10 – 15 miles, In addition, the area will have a significant body of water between the trapping location and relocation destination.
Without these steps being taken, the raccoon will simply return to it’s known nesting location (your property) and continue to be a pest.
Why Choose Houston Raccoon Removal Experts Gulf Coast Exterminators
Raccoon removal Houston company Gulf Coast Exterminators should be your number one choice for raccoon removal as we have been doing it for over 10 years not only effectively but at a great price. You should not ever try to do raccoon removal yourself.
Why you may ask? Well, any effort to move a raccoon or any other animal must be performed with great care as a raccoon can feel threatened, turning on the person approaching them causing serious bodily injury and possibly infecting with diseases like rabies.
What can rabies do to you if bitten by an infected raccoon?
After a typical human infection by bite by a raccoon with rabies, the virus enters the peripheral nervous system. It then travels along the afferent nerves toward the central nervous system.
During this phase, the virus cannot be easily detected within the human, and vaccination may prevent symptomatic rabies. When the rabies virus reaches the brain, it rapidly causes encephalitis, the prodromal phase, and is the beginning of the symptoms.
Your raccoon removal technician will advise you of the necessary measures we will take in ridding your property of unwanted raccoons making your environment safe.
Some of the steps we take in performing raccoon removal in Houston include:
- Houston Raccoon Sanitation
- Houston Raccoon Repellent
- Houston Raccoon Exclusion
- Houston Raccoon Trapping
- Houston Raccoon Relocation
- Houston Landscape Pruning
- Houston Raccoon Removal
- Houston Raccoon Control
- Houston Raccoon Clean up
- Houston Raccoon Relocation
Raccoons are not only in Houston, they live from Southern Canada to Northern Mexico with individual territories. Raccoons will fiercely defend their territories and it can forage great distances for food.
Raccoons are nocturnal and are mostly found near streams of water. They’re near streams of water because it does not have very good salivary glands, hence why when eating by the water, it’s usually seen “washing its food.” This process helps the raccoon to eat, and it is not really washing it’s food.
Video: Raccoon “Washing Food” to Eat
Houston Raccoon Appearance Description
Raccoons in Houston have the signature black mask around their eyes. Its tail is bushy with 4 to 6 rings.
Raccoons have a small head with medium ears along with a thick and heavily furred torso. They commonly have a coat that is reddish brown with lots of black and grayish hairs on their belly.
Raccoons are about 24 inches long when fully grown and 8 inches to 16 inches tall. Raccoons can weigh from 12 to 48 pounds.
How Raccoons In Houston Enter Homes
Raccoons in Houston have nimble, agile fingers on the front of their feet and has been known to open doors to enter homes. Nothing worse than having an intruder in your home, especially if it’s a raccoon as they carry rabies and other diseases.
That is just one of many reasons to have expert Houston Raccoon Removal company Gulf Coast Exterminators to help you.
Traits of Raccoons In Houston
Houston raccoon traits are that they are good swimmers. They can get aggressive towards people and animals.
For example, when a raccoon is cornered they will purr, whimper, snarl, growl, hiss, whinny, scratch, claw and bite. Raccoons have highly developed mammalian brains and have keen senses, hence why they are called smart animals.
They prefer to eat fruits, vegetables, insects, small mammals, fish, worms, turtles and eggs.
Damage Raccoons Cause In Houston
In the Houston area, Raccoons can be a constant pest by knocking over trash cans and feeding on its contents. They can be very destructive pests around properties as they have been known to rip off roof shingles to gain access attics to make it their den.
Raccoons have been known to unleash a frenzy of damage in homes and businesses around Houston during mating season as they will make a quick nest of the air conditioning duct work in an attic. Raccoons can carry many pests which include fleas, ticks, and mites.
They are predators on ground-nesting birds and Raccoons can carry rabies.
Video: Raccoons in Houston go through your trash as shown below
Quick Facts About Raccoons:
- When a raccoon takes up residence at your Houston home, It will not just leave. Why so? It’s due to the fact that raccoons are territorial as described above.
- An average size Raccoon averages 12-48 lbs.
- Raccoons can be found in Houston, Texas and in cities all across the United states.
- Raccoon breeding season in Houston is near the end of January to early February.
- Raccoons have on average of 3 to 4 offspring a year.
- Raccoons are one of the most destructive animals in Houston Texas.
- Raccoons cause over 20 million dollars of damage a year in Houston home owner insurance claims.
Contact Raccoon Removal Houston Experts Gulf Coast Exterminators
If you have a Houston Texas raccoon removal problem, contact Gulf Coast Exterminators at 281-449-7404.