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Tampa Raccoon Removal

RACCOON INFORMATION: Raccoons are very common in cities. They are mostly nocturnal. They are omnivores, and eat a wide variety of foods, often from garbage cans or dumpsters. They typically weigh 10-15 lbs as adults, and live 4-5 years. Female raccoons usually give birth to 3-5 young in spring. Raccoons are very strong, and they are excellent climbers. They are also highly adaptable and fairly intelligent. They often lack fear of people or dogs. Contrary to popular belief, they rarely transmit rabies.

These are the most common complaints about raccoons in Tampa:

  • They've taken up residence in the attic.
  • They're stealing pet food at night.
  • They're tipping the garbage cans at night.
  • They're killing ornamental fish or birds.
  • They're destroying part of a house.
We frequently deal with Tampa raccoons. We are not an extermination company or a regular pest control company, and we would never attempt to poison raccoons. We humanely trap and remove raccoons and we provide a permanent solution via prevention techniques. Call us any time at 813-404-7033 and we'll take care of your raccoon problem!

Will a raccoon in the attic have a nest of babies?
Unfortunately, it is more often that noises in your attic are caused by babies of the raccoon then only one raccoon alone by himself. Usually, there are three or five babies. Their birthing season is between March and October. Mothers are seeking for a dry and warm place, protected from the other predators, where they can deliver their baby raccoons. They search for a secure place. Raccoons are small and tiny enough to crawl in the area in the attic where no man can enter. So it is hard to get them out and even locate them. You hear them but you canít see them. Thatís why maybe it is the best solution to call a wildlife expert to get rid of these cute but messy creatures.

Why female adult raccoon care about their youngsters in the attic?
Raccoons adapted, during the long period of evolution, on life in urban territories like large cities, sewers and peopleís houses. They found out that these areas could also be safe like the forest and riversides. So, the female adult raccoon find that little hatch on your roof where she can make a hideout and nest. She drags some food with herself and delivers her babies. She feels safe there. Youngsters stay with her up to twelve weeks and then when they get older, they search for they own safe places and other raccoons. Sometimes, you may find only babies on the attic with no mother around. It is not so unusual to mother left her babies and go to find another home or to find a food and never come back. In that case, you mustnít kill those tiny beings. Call competent service and tell them to come and bring raccoons into wildlife asylum.

How the nest of babies look like?
Raccoon babies are born very lightly furred, with a faint mask. Their eyes and ears are closed. They are often crawled in their nests. After 4 weeks, they will be about 13 inches long and very loud. Maybe it will take a time to find their nest in the attic because mother hid them very good and cautious. Remember, after you saved them, do not keep them for pets! They belong in the wild nature. Maybe they look cute now when they are so small and pretty, but by the end of the fall they will become true destroyers of your home. You donít need that. They become very active and independent. There is a lot wildlife services in your country so do not be lazy and call them. That is the best way to save their lives in most cases.

We Handle These Animals (Click Any Below Critter For More Info)
  Raccoon     Squirrel     Rat / Mouse     Opossum     Armadillo     Snake     Bat     Pigeon     Dead Animal
About Our Company
We operate a professional wildlife removal company operating in the Tampa Bay area, including Clearwater and Saint Petersburg. We specialize in the humane removal of wild animals from buildings and property. We commonly remove animals from attics, provide bat control and rat control, and also general wildlife trapping and repair and prevention services. We are fully licensed and insured, and operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us at 813-404-7033
Tampa Bay Raccoon Control Emails:
Mike,
I am one of many homeowners who has tried the wildlife rescue path but we didnít get all the openings sealed up and the one remaining unsealed roof vent has become the latest mama raccoonís front door. We had a raccoon with babies several weeks ago (4 or 5) suddenly decide to leave and we thought hooray! Our raccoon troubles are over! Well we just got back from vacation to find bits and pieces of attic insulation on our front lawn and the sound of hungry pups throughout the day and a mom on the roof who doesnít care at all about me or my flashlight.

I read through your web site and I must say that I am pleased there is a professional out there who does what you do, more or less the raccoon advocate. You really go the extra mile to ensure the myths are dispelled and that raccoon awareness education is brought to the forefront.

That being said I want to try to use eviction fluid to encourage her to find a new home. My concern is I donít want to use it at the roof vent where she is coming and going for fear that she wonít use that point of entry and will create a new one. I canít really get to the area where she is without taking a huge risk that she gets confrontational. My thinking is to soak rags in the eviction fluid and tape them to the soffit vents (3 or 4) near her den and cover/seal the soffit with tape so there is no cross-ventilation in that immediate area.

What do you think? I appreciate any help or suggestions you can offer. Thanks!
Josh

p.s. we did try WilderCare Solutions and asked them to come back to finish the job but they declined to help due to extenuating circumstances. I donít want to wait for this to get settled, I just want the raccoons out of my attic without euthanizing them.