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Guaranteed Raccoon Control, Removal, & Prevention in Seattle, Washington

Raccoon Removal and Control in Seattle

Raccoon Biology: Procyon lotor is common in the state of Washington, and in Seattle. Raccoons have adapted well to urban environments. They are versatile animals, somewhat closely related to bears. Most of the adult raccoons in the Pacific northwest range from 12-24 pounds. A litter of usually 4 young are born in spring, and the mother raccoon raises them herself. They separate from her after a period of about 8 months. Raccoons have a black "mask" of darker skin and fur around the eyes, a ringed tail, and highly nimble hands. They are excellent climbers, and one of the few animals that can descend a tree headfirst.

Nuisance Concerns: Raccoons are a common pest animal in Seattle. They get into all kinds of mischief. They commonly tip over garbage cans and will pry or tear open anything they find that might lead to food. They commonly steal pet food. They like water, and will often defecate in a swimming pool or remove all of the fish from an ornamental pond. They have no fear of breaking into homes through pet doors or other means. Female raccoons love to live inside of attics, where they will often bear and raise their young. They can cause considerable damage and biohazard once in an attic.


Raccoon poisoning - Poison is something that should be dis-invented. When it comes to nuisance animals, with the exception of insects, poisoning is almost never the way to go. First of all, when you’re dealing with raccoons, there are no approved poisons on the market. The reason for this is because raccoons are still wild animals even if they are living inside of your home. A rat will live in a home and rarely leave the interior; a raccoon will be outside as much as it will be inside, and poisoning this type of animal might result in poisoning further up the food chain. If destroying an ecosystem isn’t enough of a turnoff for you, poisoning a raccoon inside of the home puts you at risk of having that animal slink down into one of the walls and then die. If you though poisoning would be a “hands free” method of dealing with the pest, you’ll realize what a mistake that was when you have to find the dead body and remove it. The smell from a carcass won’t go away until you physically find and remove the body. Either that, or wait for nature to do its thing which could take months.

This is a professional wildlife removal company based in Seattle Washington. We provide pest control for wild animals only, not extermination of insects. If you have nuisance critters that you need to get rid of, we can humanely take care of the problem.

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