Homeownership brings with it many responsibilities. One unexpected duty of a homeowner is to rid the house of pests and vermin. Getting rid of insects like ants can get done pretty easily if the issue is caught before it becomes a problem. But, when the uninvited guest in your house is a raccoon, the task gets a bit more daunting. Keep reading to learn about why you should leave raccoon removal to a professional.
Behavior of Raccoons
Not only are raccoons wild animals and unpredictable by nature, but they are also mischievous. Plus, they will go to great lengths in an effort to procure food. Further, they are not afraid of humans and will not let people stand in their way of getting a meal. In the process, they can do a great deal of damage to your property.
It can be tempting to save a few dollars and try to get rid of any raccoons that are invading your house on your own, but that is not the best course of action. Raccoons are carriers of several diseases including rabies, canine distemper and raccoon hookworm. Further, they can be infested with fleas or ticks that can easily spread throughout your home. If you try to get rid of the raccoons yourself, you have a greater chance of contracting an illness or having your house infested with other pests as well.
Even though you may think you will save money by taking care of your raccoon problem on your own, but in the end, you will likely end up spending more money. If you consider any medical costs you will incur if a raccoon gets you sick and add it to the cost of calling in an exterminator to get rid of insect infestations that are the result of a raccoon who refuses to be caught, your expense could be much more than if you simply called in a professional to remove the raccoon in the first place.
If you have a raccoon infestation or just a single raccoon invading your house, the smart move is to call a professional to take care of the job. Raccoons are wild and unpredictable, so it is far better to play it safe and let someone experienced and skilled to get the job done. If you have raccoons in your house and want to get rid of them, call Proven Pest Management today. We can take care of the dirty work for you.