We provide South Carolina with a complete raccoon removal service! We trap the raccoons, seal your home to prevent raccoon entry and clean up the mess they leave behind. AAAC Wildlife Removal warranties all of our wildlife prevention and repair work. Ask about our lifetime warranty!
In urban areas, raccoons damage buildings (particularly in attics and roofs), gardens, fruit trees, lawns, get into garbage cans, and trash containers. Occasionally, one or more raccoons will establish a communal toilet area in your attic resulting in the deposition of a large number of scats. They are also attracted to pet food left outdoors and will attack pets.
Since free roaming wildlife does not receive veterinary care, all wildlife species can carry diseases and parasites. Raccoons are known carriers of rabies, canine distemper, encephalitis, histoplasmosis, trypanosomiasis, coccidiosis, toxoplasmosis, tularemia, tuberculosis, listeriosis, leptospirosis, roundworms, and mange. They are also infested with fleas, ticks, lice, and mites which are known transmitters of disease. Children and pets are particularly at risk.
Trapping with baited cage traps is the most satisfactory way to remove raccoons. There are no federally registered chemicals to control raccoons. Approved chemical repellents have not been found to be effective. You should never attempt to trap raccoons or remove a wild animal unless you have the necessary training to do so.
If you suspect you have a raccoon in your attic, under porch, under sheds or utility building you should call our raccoon removal specialists immediately. We can get rid of your raccoons and repair any damages they have caused to your home or business!
Raccoons are common throughout South Carolina. These medium sized animals are 12 - 35+ lbs. and 20 - 40 inches long, including a bushy tail with 4 to 7 black rings. Their fur has a salt and pepper appearance with the black mask marking on a whitish face characteristic of the species. The tracks of raccoons are very distinctive. The hind foot is long, narrow, and rests flat on the ground like those of a bear. The front paw is hand-like, with toes that are long and well separated. This permits the use of the front paws with almost the facility of a monkey's hands.
Urban raccoon populations in South Carolina are frequently underestimated because they are nocturnal and rarely seen during the daytime. They are also territorial, particularly the males. Adult males may occupy areas of 3 to 20 sq. miles; females have a much smaller territory of 1 to 6 sq. miles. Raccoons den up in hollow trees, drain pipes, attics of homes and buildings, under decks, under storage buildings, in brush piles, and abandoned burrows.