Raccoons have a bit of a reputation of being a pest. While on occasion this can be the case, they still deserve to be treated with consideration. This is why Humane Raccoon Removal is so very important. Here you can find more information: http://www.wildlifeandpest.com/locations/chicago-wildlife-removal.
Raccoons have actually been described by many zoologists as “clever beasts, they are even known to be more cunning than a fox. Raccoons highly rely upon their sense of touch and are known to have incredible memory.
Overturned trash cans, invaded vegetable gardens, taking their first pick at your fruit in your trees, moving into your attic…these are all actions that many have little patience for, which results in people wanting them gone by whatever means necessary. This does not have to be the case.
If time were taken to become well educated regarding these marvelous little creatures it is almost guaranteed that humane removal would become much more common, as it should be.
There are various options to capture them without harm and relocate them to a more suitable habitat. If you don’t have a raccoon problem just yet and would like to try avoiding the situation altogether, there are many options for raccoon deterrents. Ammonia (not in a confined space), Peppermint Essential Oil and White Vinegar are just a few. Also, be sure to trim branches away from your home, that way it’s not as easily accessible for our climbing creatures!
If you’re beyond the deterrent option and already have raccoons that find your home quite inviting, you have options. It is recommended that you do not attempt to trap them and drop them off in the wild somewhere. That could surely be a death sentence for the little guy. In a strange place not knowing where to find food, water or shelter doesn’t give him much of a chance. It could also be another animal’s territory and the raccoon might find itself fighting for its’ life.
The best bet for you and your new roommate is to find a reputable company who prides themselves in the humane removal of pesky little critters, make sure they check for babies so that the family stays together and surely they will find a more suitable home.
Raccoons don’t mean to be a nuisance. They are simply trying to survive like the rest of us. They deserve the same love, consideration and respect that we all want for ourselves and our loved ones.