Raccoons will use pretty much any space they can access for refuge indoors or outside a home. This includes trees, sheds, garages, attics, crawl spaces, porches, patios, decks, walls, roofs, and more. They seek out these areas for warm shelter and safe breeding. Mother raccoons will create their nests and birth their young, caring for them all winter long until spring brings more suitable weather. The issue with sharing your own personal area with raccoons is that the structural damages they cause and the infectious ailments their presence can spread to both humans and pets.
Damages may get extreme and need costly repairs and renovation if left alone for long intervals. It just takes one season for a raccoon family to create a heap of destruction in your home. The mixture of their urine, droppings, birthing debris, and decayed food scraps are known to cause unsightly spots in the ceilings and walls, excruciating odors inside the home, and upper respiratory illnesses. Their mere presence is a threat to your health as they are known carriers of infectious diseases like Leptospirosis, in addition to the Rabies virus. They are also able to carry fleas, ticks, lice, mites, and more that can spread through the house.
For these reasons and more, it is important to eliminate raccoons immediately after finding them on your property. In case you have just spotted them out, then it is ideal to have your home inspected for holes and vulnerable spots, and seal them up until winter is here. Then implement certain practices to keep raccoons away from the premises, such as eliminating pet food from outside, locking trash can lids, installing motion sensor light, and much more.
Cost of Raccoon Removal
A DIY raccoon removal job will probably cost much less, but might not be as powerful, or effective in any respect. It is best to trust a certified and trained pest management contractor as they have the industry know-how and tools to safely and humanely extract raccoons, cleanup after them, restore loft insulation and drywall, and prevent uncontrolled animal intrusions in the future. They can give each of these services at a time frame that’s convenient for you, and at a sensible price. Look below for raccoon removal cost averages:
$300 Per Hour
Some businesses offer oral or written directions for animal identification and DIY removal, but this isn’t suggested.
$150 Service Fee – $75 to $250 Hourly
These rates fluctuate and mostly depend on the corporation’s business model, the type of animal, the amount of trips it requires, and the complexity of the project. Some companies charge flat rate charges for a particular sort of animal, and raise those fees for bigger quantities. Basically, raccoon removal can cost anywhere from $100 to $1000, based on the circumstances.
$150 to $500 or More
Based on the amount of harm and hazard, the expense of raccoon cleaning and sanitation will vary.
Raccoon Damage Restoration
$300 to $2,000 or More
Some companies provide minor restoration services for raccoon damages, such as insulating material replacement and drywall repair. But the cost for the services vary depending upon the area of damages. It is ideal to employ a company for a quote, and compare quotes for the best overall deal.