Raccoons
Raccoons in the attic, garage, or strange noises in your chimney? Raccoons living under your home? Those scurrying sounds in the attic, crawlspace and noises in a chimney may well be a raccoon.

Raccoon Removal

Raccoons can be a big nuisance. Known for their curiosity, raccoons can create a big mess in a hurry. Whether you are experiencing raccoons in your yard and garden or raccoons in your attic or chimney, Critter Control can help. Give us a call today.

Raccoons in Chimneys

Discovering raccoons in your chimney in the springtime, between March and June, likely means you have a mother raccoon and her young living there. The babies will be unable to climb out on their own until they are about 8 weeks old, so professional assistance may be required. We can gently remove the babies from your chimney before installing a chimney cap to discourage future wildlife visitors. The baby raccoons will be placed outdoors to wait until the mother returns at nightfall to relocate them.

Raccoons in Attics

Raccoons are good climbers and can easily get into an unsecured attic. If they find even a small opening, they will do their best to rip their way into a cozy attic. Raccoons who have been allowed to spend time in attics make big messes. Curious and strong, a raccoon may be tempted to tear up insulation and ductwork or damage wiring. Raccoon urine and feces contaminates insulation. Since they tend to use a single spot for their latrine, continued use may result in stains on the ceiling below.

Critter Control of Boston can help with the eviction of raccoons as well as the cleanup and repairs. We have many exclusion  methods to keep raccoons out too.

Preventing Raccoons

  • Do not feed raccoons. Feeding raccoons causes them to lose their fear of humans which can result in dangerous situations for both raccoons and people.
  • Secure your compost and garbage. Use tightly fitting lids and avoid setting garbage cans curbside until the morning of trash pickup.
  • Feed pets indoors. Pet food left outside can attract hungry and curious raccoons. Raccoons carry diseases and parasites which can be transferred to pets.
  • Eliminate denning areas. Seal openings that lead to attics, crawlspaces and chimneys. Secure sheds and garages. Enclose areas under porches and buildings.

There are laws and regulations pertaining to a number of wildlife species in Massachusetts. Raccoons are classified as a furbearer species in Massachusetts and have a regulated trapping season.

Although you might be tempted to tackle raccoon removal on your own, it may be safer to contact a professional. If you are experiencing a raccoon problem, give us a call. We are happy to talk about options for dealing with nuisance raccoons.

We can help you get rid of raccoon problems. Call Critter Control of Boston today at 617.975.0440 to schedule your inspection.

Critter Control of Greater Boston North Service Area

Critter Control of Greater Boston offers squirrel control and bat control in the northern service area. Our northern service area consists of a few different locations, including:

Andover, North Andover, Bedford, Billerica, North Billerica, Burlington, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Lowell, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, Wakefield, Wilmington, and Woburn.

Critter Control of Greater Boston Service Area

Allston, Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Charlestown, Chestnut Hill, Dedham, Dorchester, Everett, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Lexington, Lincoln, Malden, Mattapan, Medford, Melrose, Mission Hill, Needham, Newton, Roslindale, Roxbury, Somerville, South Boston, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, West Roxbury, Weston, and Winchester

This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Master Home Services, Inc. dba Critter Control of Boston