Raccoon Removal and Control in Louisville, Kentucky
We are Louisville’s first choice for safe and humane raccoon removal and control, cleanup, and damage restoration. Trust our DNR licensed and insured raccoon trappers to protect your home or commercial property from the hazards caused by raccoons
Frequently Asked Questions About Raccoon Removal and Control
Are Raccoons Dangerous?
Raccoons are not likely to attack and bite unless they are rabid or provoked. Although not aggressive by nature, raccoons are common carriers of various infectious diseases and parasites, such as Rabies, Roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis), Leptospirosis, Giardia, Salmonella, E. coli, fungi, lice, fleas, ticks, and more. For this reason, raccoons are considered dangerous to humans and domesticated pets.
There’s a Raccoon in the Attic. What Do I Do?
If you suspect that your attic is housing a raccoon, the first thing you should do is keep the attic closed off from the rest of the property. Then you need to contact our DNR licensed wildlife rescue contractors at 502-553-7622 for prompt and professional raccoon removal service.
What Methods Do You Use to Trap Raccoons?
Our professional raccoon control contractors only use safe and humane practices to trap raccoons. We use a combination of specialized equipment and science-based strategies to remove raccoons and prevent their return. This includes trapping, snaring, blocks, venting, and even video cameras.
What Do You Do With the Raccoons You Catch?
We never harm or kill the animals we extract, nor use harmful poisons and chemicals. Instead, we use the “capture and release” approach. This means we safely and humanely trap raccoons, and then transfer them to a safe, faraway habitat.
How Much Does Raccoon Removal Cost?
Raccoon removal services, including cleanup and restoration, vary from case to case. Various factors influence the final cost of raccoon removal and control services, including the size and scope of the job, the extent of damage, and more. Call us directly at 502-553-7622 to request a free personalized estimate, or submit an email from our Contact Us page, today.
Do You Accept Home Repair Insurance Claims?
Your home owners’ insurance should cover damages caused by raccoons. And for your convenience, we work side-by-side with various major insurance companies in Louisville, including American Family, State Farm, Allstate, Nationwide, Liberty Mutual, and more. See our Raccoon Cleanup and Restoration page for a complete list and more information about raccoon damage claims.
What Can I Do to Keep Raccoons Away?
In order to keep raccoons away, you must make certain changes that make your property undesirable to them. Do this by removing or covering all food, water, and shelter sources. This includes bird baths, pet food, garbage cans, compost piles, log piles, squirrel feeders, and more. You can also install motion-sensored lighting and electronic sound machines.
Which Diseases Do Raccoons Carry? Are My Pets at Risk Too?
As mentioned, raccoons are common carriers of various infectious diseases and parasites, such as Rabies, Roundworm, Leptospirosis, Giardia, Salmonella, E. coli, certain fungi, lice, fleas, ticks, and more. Your pets are at risk since these diseases and parasites are transmitted via blood, saliva, urine, and water. Get your pets vaccinated annually to protect them from infectious wildlife.
Can I Remove Raccoons Myself?
No; and in most states, it is illegal to do so without the proper licenses, permits, and equipment. For this reason, you must never attempt to provoke, touch, catch, trap, harm, or kill a raccoon under any circumstances. It is equally vital to never make a stray baby raccoon your pet.
Which Areas Do You Service in Louisville, Kentucky?
We serve more than 20 townships in Louisville, Kentucky. Visit our Service Areas page to see which ones! Or Contact Us directly at 502-553-7622 for free raccoon removal estimates, information, and advice, anytime.