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Macon, Georgia Area Raccoon Removal

A young raccoon in a cage type trap looking in the direction of the animal removal technician who is not in the picture

Raccoons are among the most common and easily recognized nuisance animals in Macon and throughout Georgia. They're strong, stocky animals with masked faces, ringed tails, highly dexterous front paws, and distinctive ears.

They're also highly intelligent animals who are able to figure out things like gates and latches, and even have rudimentary tool-using abilities.

Those characteristics are why raccoons can be such an annoyance: Raccoons are smart enough to get into places where they're not wanted, determined enough to figure out ways around all but the best exclusion methods, and strong enough to do some damage or to be dangerous if they feel threatened.

That last part -- about raccoons being dangerous -- really shouldn't be underestimated. Wild raccoons are decidedly unfriendly animals. Like most wild critters, they usually run away when they encounter a human; but when they're startled or cornered, they may well attack: and they're strong enough to do some damage if that's what they decide to do.

Raccoons and Disease

Raccoons have a fairly high rate of rabies, a serious disease that is always fatal once symptoms begin to show. When raccoons become rabid, the disease may manifest as the "furious" form, in which the animal gets very aggressive; or the "dumb" form, in which the animal may be lethargic, confused, or even appear friendly or tame.

Rabid raccoons are more likely than healthy raccoons to be seen during the day, so if you see a raccoon out and about during the day time hours, it's something to be concerned about. The same is true if the raccoon seems confused, is walking erratically, appears to be partially paralyzed, is unusually aggressive, seems to be growling or snapping at nothing in particular, or seems friendly or tame. Those are all possible signs of rabies.

In addition to rabies, raccoons carry parasites on their bodies, some of which can transmit diseases. Their droppings can also harbor disease-causing pathogens, which is one of the many good reasons why raccoons that get into homes must be removed.

Raccoon Damage

Raccoons can cause a great deal of damage to your home and to stored property. They're expert climbers and can get into a home at any height, from ground level right up to the chimney.

Once they're inside a house, raccoons like to tear thing up, including insulation, books, clothing, and flexible HVAC ducts. They also make a mess, cause odors, and create a health hazard with their droppings, urine, and shed parasites.

Long story short, if you have raccoons living anywhere in your home, they need to be removed.

Raccoon Removal and Exclusion

Raccoon control is accomplished by trapping and removing raccoons from the home or building, and animal-proofing the house to keep raccoons and other nuisance wildlife from getting inside. Because of raccoons' intelligence, strength, and dexterity, this can be a challenging job. Once raccoons move in to a house, they try very hard to get back in after being removed.

Once we've removed the raccoons and sealed them out, we clean up after them. This can include removing droppings, disinfecting, deodorizing, and applying insecticides to kill displaced parasites. Optionally, we also can replace insulation that has been damaged or contaminated with filth.

Raccoon Control Gallery

Here are some randomly-selected pictures of raccoon-removal work we've done in and around the Macon area and throughout South Georgia in general.

For more information about raccoon control or any of our fine services, please contact us.

 

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We're Sending a Wildlife Damage-Repair Crew to Repair Raccoon Damage to the Siding on a Chimney at a Macon, Georgia Raccoon-Removal Job
by Webmaster
Jan 19, 2022 10:52:49 am.

The snow didn’t stop me nor the animals, was in Hiawasse, Duluth, Snellville, and then Marietta
by Chris Collender
Jan 18, 2022 04:41:40 pm.

Will be a cold and windy day today. Guys will be out working hard to seal homes, preventing all kinds of pest animals from getting in. Animals like rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons and opossums want out of the cold too. Pest animals beware.
by Richard Adcock
Jan 17, 2022 06:39:14 am.

Pretty good day in the office yesterday. We accepted new pest animal removal jobs in Grayson, Athens, Duluth, Fayetteville, Chamblee, Marietta, Monroe & Canton to name a few. For the best pest animal control service call Ridacritter today!
by Richard Adcock
Jan 14, 2022 07:43:04 am.

Currently in Monroe ga, squirrel job, headed to Atlanta now for rats in the crawl space
by Chris Collender
Jan 13, 2022 10:01:40 am.

Wildlife-removal experts from our Macon office are busy at work at an Albany, Georgia raccoon-removal job. They'll also be animal-proofing the house to keep raccoons and other nuisance animals out, as well as replacing the attic insulation.
by Webmaster
Jan 12, 2022 10:15:01 am.

Wildlife-removal technicians from our Macon office are repairing animal damage at an Americus, Georgia raccoon-removal job. The raccoons damaged the lattice skirt under the deck looking for a warm, secluded place to spend the winter. We've already trapped and removed the raccoons. All that's left is cleaning up the mess and repairing the damage.
by Webmaster
Jan 11, 2022 10:46:57 am.

Quoted a house in flowery branch with rats, then Gainesville for flyers now off to Cummings for squirrels
by Chris Collender
Jan 10, 2022 09:29:58 am.

We have another Macon, Georgia raccoon-removal job scheduled for tomorrow. Most male raccoons spend their first winters either alone or with other young males, making this a busy season for raccoon control. On the positive side, the young raccoons haven't had time to become trap-shy, so they're usually easy to catch and remove from the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 09, 2022 03:36:42 pm.

The bad news is that the homeowner found raccoon scat in the insulation of their house in Perry, Georgia. The good news is that there's not very much of it, so the raccoons haven't been up there very long. We set some raps in the attic and will start animal-proofing the roof tomorrow. That will prevent future problems with raccoons or other wildlife getting into the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 09, 2022 03:33:24 pm.

Was a beautiful day yesterday in Valdosta Ga. It took us most of the day but we got the house sealed up against all pest critters like rats, mice, bats, snakes and squirrels. Today we're quoting new jobs in Macon, Warner Robbins & Zebulon.
by Richard Adcock
Jan 05, 2022 04:57:32 am.

Baby it’s cold outside, lilburn, lawrenceville, and McDonough, all 3 calls where squirrels chewing threw the ceiling into the house
by Chris Collender
Jan 04, 2022 12:01:10 pm.

It was a cold day sealing a home in Dawson, Ga for squirrels and mice. Noises in the walls and scratching in the attic prompted the home owners to give us a call. Same issues? Give us a call.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 03, 2022 06:24:48 pm.

Headed to Dawson Ga this morning (just outside of Albany, Ga) to assist on a critter exclusion job. We will be preventing all nuisance pest animals from getting in (rats, mice, bats, squirrels, snakes, raccoons, opossum etc).
by Richard Adcock
Jan 03, 2022 06:56:02 am.

Beginning of another great year in the pest critter control, removal and prevention business. Call Ridacritter for a quote so you can be critter free. We service metro areas of Atlanta, Macon, Albany, Valdosta, Birmingham and many more.
by Richard Adcock
Jan 03, 2022 06:52:37 am.

We have new pest animal removal jobs in Birmingham, Lawrenceville, Hoover, Alpharetta, Marietta, Stonecrest and Smyrna to name a few. Crews will be providing free quotes for removal & prevention of critters in homes and attics.
by Richard Adcock
Dec 28, 2021 08:47:39 am.

Pest Control Technicians are on the Way to Seal Up a Rodent Entry Gap through a Stone Wall at a Macon, Georgia Mouse Control Job
by Webmaster
Dec 28, 2021 08:25:51 am.

Busy day after the Holidays, in Austell for snakes in the basement, then to Duluth and Stonecrest for squirrels, now on my way to Alpharetta for another quote
by Chris Collender
Dec 27, 2021 01:06:28 pm.

You don't have to share your home with pest animals like mice, rats, squirrels, raccoons, opossum or bats. Call Ridacritter for a free quote on pest animal removal and prevention. Over 20 years Ridacritter has been assisting home owners.
by Richard Adcock
Dec 23, 2021 10:43:26 am.

In Valdosta taking care of customers with rats and another with squirrels in the attic. Scratching noises prompted them to call us.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 22, 2021 12:37:31 pm.

Had a squirrel job this morning in McDonough, then had bats in the house in Atlanta
by Chris Collender
Dec 22, 2021 12:26:54 pm.

Its Christmas week and the Ridacritter techs are out there helping remove and prevent nuisance pest animals like rats, mice, squirrels, bats and raccoons. You dont have to share your attic or home with pest wildlife, call Ridacritter today.
by Richard Adcock
Dec 20, 2021 09:39:16 am.

Pest rodents like rats, mice & squirrels often move into homes in cold wet weather. Call Ridacritter for a free quote on removal and prevention of pest animals. Servicing metro Birmingham AL, Macon Ga, Athens Ga, Atlanta Ga, Albany Ga areas
by Richard Adcock
Dec 17, 2021 09:24:17 am.

Hearing noises in your home? That’s not Santa in your attic, that’s nuisance wildlife making their home home in your home! Give us call to schedule an estimate. We’ll have them out in no time!
by Amber A.
Dec 14, 2021 05:00:46 pm.

Quoted squirrels in conyers, now off to McDonough, more squirrels
by Chris Collender
Dec 13, 2021 10:15:26 am.

Busy day, quoted rats in Buford, squirrels in Atlanta and stonecrest, then finished the day in Marietta, bats. Lots to wildlife quotes
by Chris Collender
Dec 10, 2021 08:24:24 pm.

We can’t control the weather, but we do offer some great services for rat control, and for other nuisance wildlife. Give us a call today for a quote. We offer humane removal and excellent exclusion work!
by Amber A.
Dec 10, 2021 10:15:12 am.

Bats in Andersonville Ga. yes you read that right. Bats in December. Bats can go dormant during the winter in your attic.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 09, 2021 03:43:48 pm.

Bats in Andersonville Ga. yes you read that right. Bats in December. Bats can go dormant during the winter in your attic.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 09, 2021 03:43:25 pm.

Had a busy day yesterday. Lots of squirrel calls. In and around Hoover and Mountain Brook. Headed to Alabaster for wildlife activity in a person’s attic. He thinks he saw a chipmunk but my guess is flying squirrels.
by Chris Scott
Dec 09, 2021 08:12:47 am.

Squirrels in the attic in Valdosta Ga. Headed that way to quote to seal and remove wildlife.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 08, 2021 01:13:23 pm.

Client in Macon called and needs our service. Same day service for a free quote. They informed me that the seen rats in the attic and snake skins in the crawl space.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 08, 2021 11:47:33 am.

The Macon, Georgia office of Rid-A-Critter provides raccoon trapping, removal and damage repair in Macon-Bibb County, Georgia and the surrounding areas including Albany, Americus, Barnesville, Byron, Centerville, Columbus, Cordele, Culloden, Eastman, Fitzgerald, Forsyth, Fort Valley, Gray, Griffin, Hawkinsville, Juliette, Kathleen, Milledgeville, Perry, Roberta, Sylvester, Thomaston, Tifton, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Yatesville, and Zebulon. We are fully licensed and insured.

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