Raccoon (Procyon lotor) 3 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If I had a raccoon in my attic crawlspace and I was not in the wildlife removal
industry(Though I am) I often think of how homeowners would think and
act when they are presented with an animal that is in the attic, Wall or
crawlspace and if the homeowner has no idea how to get rid of the
raccoon in the attic.
One of the first thoughts I can think of is pest control or the local animal shelter
due to the fact that it is a readily local or city sanctioned idea. We
are conditioned as youths to call the local dog catcher or local rat
removal guy when dealing with animal control issues .
The second thought I had was the sheriffs department or local fire
fighters or a close neighbor or friend. The problem here in my thoughts
are that raccoons can be and are dangerous, especially when with young
and this could actually put whomever was chosen to help into harms way.
Raccoons will bite and scratch, trust me I have witnessed that in
My Thoughts on Raccoon Removal in Winston Salem, NC!
To be honest when it comes to pest control companies and wildlife removal in Charleston, WV here are my thoughts. They could be completely wrong but again they are my thoughts.
Pest control companies pay their pest control techs by the hour and
lets be honest how many people do you know that would engage with a wild animal
such as a raccoon when making barely over minimum wage, I mean really
.. would you? and on that note would the tech actually care how long it
takes to trap the animal or raccoon from your house or complete the
raccoon remove in a timely manner? Pest control companies specialize in
The local sheriffs department and the firefighters actually no longer
help in raccoon removal unless the animal becomes a threat and then
they will immediately destroy the animal if they can. Again if we have
to be honest they have far more important things to be worried about and
the fact is that there is a company that not only handles these issue
but can exclude or repair the damage and install preventative measures
to prevent future occurrences. If you have a plumbing issue do you call
the police? NO you call a plumber..
So in closing I have come to the conclusion that marketing and education are the best key set to bringing the fine people of Winston Salem, NC
to understand that when they do have wildlife conflicts there is a
company that can help and that company is The Wildlife Professionals of
WV and though they are not perfect they are relentless and not paid by
The wildlife professionals are a network of local trappers and
wildlife exclusion experts and they are the heart beat of nuisance
wildlife removal in America and I proud to have been involved in this revolution.
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I have been trapping squirrels and removing squirrels from attics, eaves and chimney spaces for many years. Though one squirrel removal always comes to mind when people ask my about my wildlife adventures.
An Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) in St James’s Park, London, England. Français : Ecureuil gris (Sciurus carolinensis) dans la parc Saint James, à Londres. Português: Um esquilo pertencente à espécie Sciurus carolinensis, no St James’s Park em Londres, Inglaterra. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It was half way into the fall season and I received a call about a squirrel that had chewed its way into a cabin attic in a near by state park. So I packed my truck with traps and other equipment I thought I may need. Better to have more than not enough I always say.
Tim the park ranger led my to the cabin and I could see right away the softball sized hole in the side of the cabin. Piece of cake I thought as I approached the cabin ladder in hand.
I threw up the ladder and began to climb with flashlight in hand to investigate the opening. Can anyone figure out were I made a mistake?
As I turned the flashlight on and peeked into the hole I found what I should have figured I would find, A squirrel and she was not happy!
Again it was half way thru fall and I had a bulky jacket on but it was unzipped so I could climb the ladder a little easier and as that light hit the squirrel she did what any scared squirrel would do. She tried to escape and escape she did. She ran out of the hole a crossed my chest and straight into the back of my jacket. Now I am a seasoned wildlife removal professional but when faced with a wild squirrel in your jacket against your skin and about twenty feet up in the air certain thoughts will run through your mind trust me!
I tried remain calm and eventually the squirrel worked its way out of my jacket and was gone. I climbed down the ladder to receive laughter and heckling from the rangers and learned a valuable lesson. Since then I trap the squirrel first and then investigate the damage.
Even squirrel removal can be dangerous and difficult. It is always best to have a professional to remove your squirrel problem. Trap , remove and then exclude the squirrel to prevent future occurrences .
The Wildlife Professionals in The Piedmont Triad
Greensboro, High Point and Winston Salem
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English: Striped Skunks (Mephitis mephitis) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A skunk in the yard is a time bomb due to skunk has a ace up its sleeve. Skunks have a scent gland or shot gun of nasty smelling offensive fire power! Anger a skunk and you are going to smell like skunk for a while.
After being sprayed by a skunk you will find it hard to get rid of the smell. This is because the spray is immediately absorbed into the dermis and therefore removal will be difficult to say the least.
Trapping a skunk in Greensboro, NC should always be performed by professionals! Skunks under the deck or skunk in the crawlspace will eventually chew into the HVAC or heating and cooling system. A skunk in a trap especially a open box trap can be difficult trap to relocate or move due to the ability of the skunk to spray the movement of a trap could get you smelling very bad!
Skunk removal or the removal of a skunk from the property can be a difficult task!
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Raccoon (Procyon lotor). Français : Raton laveur (Appellé Racoon en Guadeloupe) (Procyon lotor). Author: Darkone, 5. August 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It is a common call ! Raccoon calls for removal in Greensboro . As a wildlife removal or wild animal control agent licensed in Greensboro this is a call that is never the same raccoon call. Every year calls for raccoons in the attic or raccoon in the house increases due to urbanization .
How do you decide which pest removal company to use? This is a great question. Typically a company that has a strong web presence and has been around for a while are strong indicating factors. A company that has been in wildlife removal business for an extended time are most likely to still be is the raccoon removal business if you were to need them in the future or for warranty work.
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