Raccoon Removal San Diego
Welcome to Critter Gitters page about the most curious and craftiest critter in the animal kingdom, the raccoon. If you are looking for a raccoon removal company in San Diego, you have found the best company to hire for raccoon removal. Critter Gitters offers professional, fast, & humane raccoon removal services. We serve all of San Diego county.
We can solve all of the following raccoon problems:
- Raccoons in the attic
- Raccoons tearing up your roof
- Raccoons living under your house
- Raccoons eating your Koi fish
- Raccoons destroying your lawn
- Raccoons pulling up fresh sod
- Raccoons attacking your pet
- Aggressive Raccoons
- Raccoon in the backyard
- Raccoon in the house
- Dead Raccoon Removal
Average Lifespan: 2 to 3 Years
Size: About 23-38 Inches
Weight: 4 to 23 lbs
Group Name: Nursery
Size Relative to a 6ft Man:
These are just a few of the problems that Raccoons can cause to the San Diego area.
Raccoons are nocturnal. They sleep in their dens during the day and become very active at night. Nighttime is when raccoons go hunting for food and water. They are gray and brown creatures with a distinct black mask on their face and rings on their tail. Raccoons can weigh 10-40 pounds depending on age and sex. When raccoons are trying to protect themselves, they will use their powerful claws and sharp teeth. Raccoons feed on vegetation as well as fruit and meat and anything else that’s edible. Fruit trees and pet food are two of the most common readily available food sources raccoons enjoy.
Common Raccoon Problems and Damage by Raccoons
Raccoons prefer residing in small dark places that resemble the areas they would find in their natural habitat. It is common to find raccoons under a house, porch, or shed. They also find their way into attics and chimneys. There are times when raccoons will end up attacking your dog or cat. Raccoons are generally timid creatures but may become hostile if they feel threatened. Additionally, they may become territorial over food sources. If a raccoon has offspring nearby they will become very territorial and even combative. Raccoons infected with the rabies virus are the most volatile and are extremely dangerous. Critter Citters specializes in removing raccoons. We are most well known for our removal of nuisance raccoons. Raccoon feces and urine can contain many harmful parasites and diseases. (Not to mention the smell) Raccoon feces, contains a type of roundworm egg that becomes active within about 14-30 days. These parasite eggs can survive for many years in heat and or cold. Humans can accidently ingest these parasitic eggs though contact with fecal matter. If you touch dirt that was in contact with raccoon fecal matter and then later touch your mouth you can contract harmful parasites. The roundworm can even be absorbed through your skin! That’s not the only way you can contract the roundworm egg. The parasitic roundworm egg can actually become airborne as raccoon fecal matter starts to dry out. Do not feed raccoons anytime. Although a raccoon may not attack you directly, their excrement can cause harm to you or your loved ones years after they are no longer around. Raccoons will use the same spot over and over again when doing their business so it is important to safely remove the excrement. You can spray water on the fecal matter so it is not able to become airborne, wearing gloves and preferably a respirator, use a shovel to place it inside a plastic bag and then tie it shut before placing it in a trashcan. The repercussions of improperly ridding your property of or disposing of raccoon fecal matter can cause permanent nerve damage among other serious health risks.
A full grown raccoon can enter your house through the cat or doggie door with ease! They can also enter your home if your chimney is uncapped. At critter Gitters, we can install chimney caps to prevent this problem. Raccoons are animals of opportunity and they will continue to exploit a food source over and over again. Make sure you do not feed pets outside and also make sure you always keep a lid on all trashcans.
A Raccoon in your attic can cause extensive damage! Raccoons will tear up air ducts in the attic, crawl space (raccoon under the home) and wall void. Raccoons will chew on electrical wires in the attic and cause possible fire hazards. Raccoons have been known to viciously attack cats and dogs. Raccoons also love to eat Koi Fish! We have had customers that have lost many Koi fish to raccoons. If you hear loud noises in your attic, chattering noises in your attic, or chattering noises in your walls, then raccoons have invaded your home! Critter Gitters specializes in removing raccoons from your attic.
If you have a raccoon in your chimney, Critter Gitters can get it out safely, quickly, and humanely! Call us at 619-820-8993.
Raccoons And Your Yard
Raccoons are known to dig up your lawn, uproot flower beds, and even destroy outside potted plants in search of worms and grubs. Raccoons can cause havoc on a golf course, digging up sod and leaving holes that can cost thousands in damages. This can happen in as short as one night! Raccoons will commonly roll back sod when searching for food. If you find small holes throughout your lawn and flowerbeds, you most likely have raccoons visiting your property in the middle of the night.
Critter Gitters can remove raccoons safely and humanely. Call us now at 619-820-8993.
Threats Raccoons Pose to Pets and People
We know customers that had their pets put down due to rabid raccoon bites. Raccoons are not aggressive when left alone, but they will defend themselves when they feel threatened or cornered.
Raccoons also carry fleas, thus another reason to get them removed from your property as soon as possible. Raccoons have parasites and diseases thus posing health risks. If they are in or around your home, your health may be affected. These animals should be removed immediately, and should only be removed by Critter Gitters- the only fully licensed and insured company in San Diego.
What Will Critter Gitters Do About This?
We will quickly, safely, and professionally remove the unwanted raccoons from your property. We can remove the raccoons in your house, garage, shed, porch, or yard. We can also sanitize target areas that were contaminated by raccoon poop and raccoon urine. We always use humane raccoon traps that do not harm the raccoon. If baby raccoons are removed without the mother, we take them to Project Wildlife, where they are reunited with the mother once she’s captured. Critter Gitters San Diego raccoon Control, raccoon trapping, & raccoon removal service is the best in the industry. We strive everyday to raise the standard in the industry of animal removal and damage prevention. Honesty, professionalism, and fast response time is our everyday goal.
Raccoon Proofing Service
We also provide services in which we prevent raccoons from living under your shed, living in your attic, living under your house, and living under your porch. Let us “Raccoon Proof” your home or place of business!