||A raccoon in a Havahart trap
Customer Raccoon Email: Hello, My name is Ivette and I am trying to find out your fees for removing raccoons. I have live in my home for 1 year and there are raccoons living in our trees. I am currently no working and can not afford to pay for having racoons removed. I am very desperate, since I have a young child. Can you let me know if you can help me out with the fees. Residence located in South Mpls near the Mississippi River. On Sept 1, 2010 there were 2-3 large raccoons in the back yard, (enclosed fence) around 5:00AM. The animals were near or walking around the backyard deck. This was the first sighting this year. Wondering if raccoons are living under the deck or looking for a winter home. Should I be concerned and have animal control inspector come out? Thank you, Ivette
My Answer: It doesn't sound to me as though the raccons in your trees are causing you any particular problems. If they haven't broken into your house or caused some damage or safety concern, why not leave them alone? If you must have them trapped and removed,
you may be surprised to find that a wildlife company in your area gives you a good deal if you call and talk to them. Check my directory for starters.
If you need wildlife control services in your hometown, click for the National Directory of Wildlife Trappers that I've carefully compiled in every US city.
The raccoon (Procyon lotor), is a common urban animal, and native to North America. Raccoons are easy to recognize, with a black mask and ringed tail, as seen in the above photo.
Raccoons tend to weigh between 10-20 pounds as adults, and live an average of 5 years. They are mostly nocturnal, and are omnivores, and will often eat pet food or garbage. They have
become very acclimated to living in cities and urban areas. They are very strong, excellent climbers, very intelligent, and they are very skilled with their hands, which causes them to
commonly break into homes and attics, where they cause considerable damage, and they also destroy other property, and thus raccoons
are considered pest animals by many people, which is why I remove them. If you want to learn more, please read my How To Get Rid of Raccoons page.
AAAnimal Control is a privately owned wildlife removal and pest control business, located in Orlando Florida. I deal strictly with wild animals. I am not an extermination company, but a critter removal
and control specialist. The above photos are some of the many that I've taken in the field over my years of work. Please email me if
you have any questions about the above photographs, or any questions about
wildlife problems or animal control issues.