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Raccoon Removal and Wildlife Exclusion

Young raccoon in a cage trap looking toward the camera at the animal removal technician who trapped and removed the raccoon from a house.

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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Young raccoons tore a hole about the size of a grapefruit through the corner of the perforated wood soffit panel to get into the attic of a house in Griffin, Georgia. Wildlife-control specialists from our Macon office will repair the damage once they've removed the raccoons from the attic and animal-proofed the house.
by Webmaster
Aug 03, 2022 09:56:09 am.

Busy day yesterday, was out in snellville for rats, then out to Bethlehem, Watkinsville and Athens all for bats
by Chris Collender
Aug 02, 2022 11:53:29 am.

Wildlife-Control Professionals from our Macon Office are Repairing a Huge Construction Gap at a Griffin, Georgia Raccoon Removal Job
by Webmaster
Aug 02, 2022 08:32:17 am.

Bats are flying high, was in Monroe twice for bats in the gables/house, then off to Kennesaw where the bats where in the freeze boards.
by Chris Collender
Jul 28, 2022 12:05:24 pm.

Raccoons tore a hole about the size of a football through a water-damaged soffit panel to get into the attic of a house in Albany, Georgia. A wildlife-removal crew based out of Macon will repair both the water damage and the raccoon damage.
by Webmaster
Jul 28, 2022 09:41:27 am.

Raccoons gnawed their way through the base of a plastic roof fan hood to get into the attic of a house in Forsyth, Georgia. Wildlife-control experts from our Macon office will replace the fan with an animal-proof one, as well as trap and remove the raccoons from the attic and clean up after them.
by Webmaster
Jul 26, 2022 09:21:10 am.

In Bishop ga, rats in a older home, next stop Athens ga, bats in the gables/ridge vents
by Chris Collender
Jul 19, 2022 09:31:22 am.

A Technician from our Macon Office is on his Way to Retrieve a Raccoon Trapped and Removed from the Attic of a House in Barnesville, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jul 18, 2022 10:53:24 am.

Wildlife-control technicians from our Macon office just trapped and removed a family of raccoons from the attic of a house in Albany, Georgia. Now they're repairing the damage the raccoons did, cleaning up the mess they made, and animal-proofing the roof to keep raccoons and other wild critters out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Jul 14, 2022 10:01:57 am.

Busy day, bats in Hampton, then off to Greensboro ga, bats again, bats in loganville, and now off to squirrels in Buford
by Chris Collender
Jul 12, 2022 11:55:56 am.

A Customer Sent this Video of a Raccoon Getting into the Attic of a House in Forsyth, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jun 30, 2022 10:03:26 am.

A Wild Control Technician from our Macon Office is on His Way to Fetch a Raccoon Trapped and Removed from the Attic of a Barnesville, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Jun 24, 2022 10:46:10 am.

Busy week so far middle Georgia and south. Bat calls on the rise. So far I’ve done Valdosta, Lake Park, Tifton, Quitman, Perry, Byron, Macon, Zebulon and Eatonton Ga. All most booked up the rest of the week with free quotes. Give us a cal.
by Jason Arruda
Jun 21, 2022 04:09:44 pm.

Our Animal-Removal Crew Found Plenty of Scat in the Attic at a Macon, Georgia Raccoon-Removal Job
by Webmaster
Jun 17, 2022 11:11:59 am.

Raccoons made a hole about the size of a cantaloupe through a fiberboard wall to get into the attic of a house in Americus, Georgia. We just set traps in the attic to catch and remove the raccoons, and are animal-proofing the roof to keep wildlife out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Jun 14, 2022 11:53:52 am.

Raccoons tore a section of flashing and shingles about the size of a large eggplant right off the roof to get into the attic of a house in Cordele, Georgia. We're sending a raccoon-removal team from our Macon office to trap and remove the raccoons, repair the damage, and animal-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Jun 13, 2022 09:30:42 am.

A brick stairway leading to a basement access with no door on it allowed raccoons to get into a house in Macon, Georgia. Our raccoon-removal crew is building and installing a door that will keep pests and wildlife out of the house, in addition to trapping and removing the raccoons.
by Webmaster
May 17, 2022 09:54:15 am.

Wildlife-Management Technicians from our Macon Office are Repairing Raccoon Damage to the Soffit Panel of a House in Forsyth, Georgia
by Webmaster
May 16, 2022 10:38:45 am.

Raccoons bent a louver on a metal foundation vent to get into a building in Albany, Georgia. Animal-removal technicians from our Macon office are trapping and removing the raccoons, repairing the damage, and animal-proofing the building to prevent wildlife and pests from getting in.
by Webmaster
May 12, 2022 10:21:22 am.

Here's a Cute Picture of Abbi with a Young Raccoon Removed from a House in Columbus, Georgia
by Webmaster
May 11, 2022 10:21:02 am.

A cinder block-sized rectangular opening in the foundation where the vent cover fell off allowed raccoons to get into a house in Americus, Georgia. The raccoon has already been trapped and removed from the crawl space. Our animal-control technicians are now replacing the foundation vents to keep wildlife out of the house.
by Webmaster
May 11, 2022 10:12:19 am.

Heading to a snake call in Griffin Ga.
by Jason Arruda
May 09, 2022 02:31:20 pm.

Animal damage repair specialists from our Macon office are at a Griffin, Georgia raccoon-removal job repairing damage the raccoons did to the soffit and roof of the house. Raccoons are among the more destructive wildlife we deal with.
by Webmaster
May 09, 2022 09:42:33 am.

Bats and carpenter bees are flying , Hampton to Ellen, off to demorest, snakes in Hoschton.
by Chris Collender
May 05, 2022 08:49:43 am.

Bats and carpenter bees are in full effect, From Rome, ga to Hampton, ga, then off to Atlanta. Busy times
by Chris Collender
Apr 28, 2022 11:15:13 am.

An animal-removal crew from our Macon office is doing raccoon damage repair to the roof of a Cordele, Georgia home. The raccoons tore several inches of the shingles off the edge of the roof to get into the attic.
by Webmaster
Apr 28, 2022 10:04:16 am.

A wildlife-exclusion crew from our Macon office is doing raccoon removal and damage repair at a house in Roberta, Georgia. The raccoons tore a hole about the size of a large eggplant through the corner of the weather-worn plywood soffit panel to get into the attic of the house.
by Webmaster
Apr 20, 2022 10:31:26 am.

A Wildlife-Removal Technician from Our Macon Office is Picking Up a Raccoon Removed from the Attic of a House in Cordele, Georgia
by Webmaster
Apr 20, 2022 09:29:54 am.

We've trapped and removed the raccoon that tore the soffit vent right out of the soffit of a house in Macon, Georgia. Our wildlife-control crew is now repairing the damage and animal-proofing the house to keep pests and nuisance animals out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Apr 18, 2022 10:07:48 am.

I have a couple stops in Griffin completing the final steps of some bat removal jobs. Then to Williamson for the same.
by Jason Arruda
Apr 13, 2022 10:17:05 am.

One of our Macon crews is heading out to repair raccoon damage to the soffit panel of a house in Griffin. The raccoons, which have since been trapped and removed from the house, tore a hole about the size of a football through the thin plywood soffit panel to get into the attic.
by Webmaster
Apr 13, 2022 10:08:57 am.

Busy critter day today, went to locus grove for some bats, Riverdale to get some squirrels, several Atlanta stops, of course rats, then ended in Marietta, rats again
by Chris Collender
Apr 11, 2022 07:25:46 pm.

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

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