Raccoon Removal Phoenix, AZ

Raccoons are adorable and seem harmless, but if you have raccoons living in your attic or crawlspace, then you know how destructive they can be. They will shred everything from insulation to electrical wires while creating a mess of droppings that could spread diseases. For your raccoon problem, contact AAAC Wildlife Removal of Phoenix today!

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Our wildlife removal services include raccoon removal, bat control, bird control, snake removal, mouse control, squirrel removal, and more. If you have a wildlife problem or would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call today!

We proudly provide humane wildlife control services in the surrounding areas of Paradise Valley, Sun City, Fountain Hills, and anywhere in the Phoenix area!

Raccoon Removal from Attics 

3 juvenille raccoons trapped in an attic
Three juvenile raccoons trapped in a Houston area attic

You might have heard some noise coming from your attic or discovered trash thrown around the lawn early in the morning. If you haven’t figured it out yet, you might have raccoons on your property!

Raccoon infestation is one of the most common problems for homeowners in Phoenix. For a mother raccoon, your attic is the perfect place to call home. They are the safest locations to raise their baby raccoons.

Many people find raccoons cute with their masks on that can deflect glares from sunlight. However, when they find comfort in your home, you might change your mind. Raccoons are intelligent animals that know a decent house when they see one and will always come back. Sadly, they are untidy and discourteous that will surely make themselves comfortable while living on your property.

They rely on their very sensitive front paws to gain entry into the attic through a variety of entry points. These include roof vents, soffits (vent-like area near the edge of your house), and ridge vents. They might also enter by chewing through screens on windows or doors. Were you aware that raccoons are omnivorous? They will make themselves comfortable at night to search for food sources and scatter garbage cans all around.

Throughout their stay, they will typically leave animal waste, urine, as well as shed hair on your floor or furniture that brings pests like fleas to your home. If you have a raccoon infestation then it’s time for you to contact a raccoon removal company to remove the animals using humane methods. It is also important to clean up the raccoon droppings and seal your house from further entry points to prevent them from coming back.

Call AAAC Wildlife Removal of Phoenix for your raccoon removal today!

Raccoon Control vs Extermination

It is definitely not the best instinct to call a Phoenix pest control company that will try to poison your raccoons when attempting to remove them! Definitely not a good idea! If you poison wild animals in your home, then you run the risk of exposing your home to harmful materials. Pets and family members can be put at risk by these wild animals, as they will carry the poison with them throughout your house.

Similarly, many poisons make your raccoons thirsty, which may lead to them damaging plumbing to get a drink. You may want to consider hiring someone else if your Phoenix pest control company plans on poisoning the raccoons in your attics!

Contact AAAC Wildlife Removal of Phoenix for your wildlife issues!

Raccoon Dead Animal Removal

The smell of dead animals is worse after a few days. The pests will find them and may cause damage to your Phoenix attic if they are not properly removed. The process of removing dead animals may require the removal of other materials, such as insulation, drywall, or carpeting, to remove an entire raccoon sometimes buried underneath surfaces.

The sooner you call wildlife control experts after discovering a dead animal, the less the risk that the smell will get worse and may spread to other areas of your property.

Phoenix Wildlife Removal and Damage Repair

The most effective way to remove raccoons is trapping them, preferably by using a trapping service with proper equipment. You cannot simply go to the hardware store and use whatever you find there to catch raccoons.

AAAC Wildlife Removal of Phoenix is thoroughly licensed and certified by the state.  We make sure to utilize humane traps when removing wildlife because the last thing you need is the smell of dead raccoons wafting down from the attic.

Humane traps generally are available in 2 forms

  1. One way trap doors
  2. Two-way trap doors

One-way traps do a decent job, however, you do a far better job when you utilize a two-way door (since you increase your chances of a catch). You should bait your traps with something delicious. Pet food works, however, you may try a marshmallow as well, because it smells delicious to a mama raccoon and its bright, white color really sticks out in a low visibility attic.

Repellents don’t have much effect on raccoons. In general, the best prevention method is to ensure that there are no entry points for wild animals.  After the raccoons have been caught and removed, it is crucial that you locate the entry hole through which they entered in the first place and close it!

Here’s the Raccoon Removal Process we use with our Phoenix customers

  1. Set and bait traps
  2. Capture the Raccoons living in the attic
  3. Remove nearby food sources
  4. Seal up the entry holes so they can not return
  5. Clean Up the attic (Remove waste and change out insulation if required)
  6. Repair any type of damage done to the interior and exterior.

Phoenix Raccoon Removal Cost

It’s important to consider the price of raccoon removal in Phoenix when looking for information. Currently, the following are the average raccoon control prices in the U.S.:

Cheapest Cost ($150-300)

  • This is usually one of the cheapest removal guys out there. Also, this is the cost of exterior trapping. However, it may vary based on your situation.

Reasonable Cost ($300-$550)

  • This is for the cost of removal for a more serious wildlife control problem in Phoenix. This price range ensures that the job will be done correctly, leaving you fully satisfied. Budget options also enter this range in Phoenix, Arizona when they’re need to do indoor attic trapping and removal.

Higher cost scenarios ($1000+)

  • Generally, this indicates that you have an extensive raccoon infestation, or more serious raccoon damage, maintenance and repair, decontamination and waste clean-up, as well as re-insulation.

Attic Cleanup and Re-insulation

Raccoons are aggressive animals that are most active at night. They can cause a lot of damage to an attic area, and the insulation within it. When raccoons get into your home they usually try to find some kind of shelter for themselves which is why you will see them in attics or basements as those areas provide easily accessible refuge from predators outside.

However, because they do not go outside to eliminate waste, raccoons will leave droppings behind. These droppings can contain raccoon roundworm, which can cause illness in humans. The raccoon removal process must be followed by a thorough cleanup by qualified professionals. You should probably have the insulation cleaned or replaced as a result of the damage caused by your raccoons.

Experts at AAAC Wildlife Removal of Phoenix are here to help you with your raccoon removal, attic cleanup, and damage repair work!

Raccoon entry hole seal up and repair
We specialize in Raccoon damage repair and entry point seal ups.

Wildlife Control and Damage Repair

Phoenix raccoons are subtle little fellas that can actually damage your home and make a toilet out of your attic. Raccoons usually enter through attic vents or other openings such as chimneys and wells that may not have been sealed properly.

So, after the raccoon removal process and cleanup work, you need to make sure that no new houseguests can enter again! You can prevent this problem from occurring once again with a good net, chimney cap, or an additional barrier.

Our AAAC Wildlife Removal experts in Phoenix have the experience and certification necessary to make damage repairs and secure these entryways so you don’t have to fret about your hairy friends making another appearance!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it legal to kill raccoons in Arizona?

It is NOT legal to kill raccoons in Arizona. Raccoons are protected under state law in Arizona. However, Arizona raccoons are a public nuisance and must be removed from your property. You can contact wild animal removal services to remove the raccoon for you.

Who removes Raccoons in Arizona?

Animal control does not remove raccoons. A service for a raccoon removal phoenix will need to be paid for if you do not feel comfortable doing it yourself. 

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