Charleston Raccoon Removal

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Charleston Raccoon Removal is a full-service wildlife control company specializing in the humane trapping and removal of raccoons and other wild animals in Charleston, WV. Whether you have a problem with raccoons in your attic, under your house, tipping over garbage cans, digging up the yard, stealing pet food, pooping in your pool, or any other raccoon mischief we can solve it! The key to our wildlife control lies in our trapping expertise, and ability to employ the correct strategy for your specific wildlife problem. If you have raccoons in your attic for example, the key is in inspection of the attic and house, removal of the nest of baby raccoons, and the preventative work - we seal wild animals out of your house forever. We use humane trapping and relocation methods and we do not use poison! We answer our phone 24/7, and can schedule a same-day or next day appointment. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Humane Raccoon Trapping and Relocation
  • House, Roof, and Attic Inspections
  • Preventative Wildlife Exclusion Repairs
  • Raccoon Droppings Cleanup in Attic
  • Removal of Baby Raccoons in Attic By Hand
  • Poison-free Animal Removal and Prevention
  • Porch, Deck, or Shed Exclusion Barriers
  • Dead Raccoon Removal - Indoors and Out

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Charleston raccoon trapping Charleston's Best Raccoon Control: Our animal removal services span a range of situations, including inside your home and under your porch. Groundhogs and skunks, for example, frequently decide to take up residence under your porch or shed, but we can help you evict them. We can also help you with snake removal, including 24/7 emergency removal. Don't hesitate to contact us since our team has the experience and tools necessary to safely remove all of the snakes that live in this state. Our biggest specialty and most common service is getting rid of animals that invaded your attic. Hear odd noises in your ceiling at night? It might be squirrels, raccoons, or raccoons. Notice possums or raccoons invading your home? We can remove them for you and relocate them to a safe release site that is ten miles or more away, discouraging them from returning. Unless you want us to, we don't just remove the animals and leave you alone. We can also handle the cleanup and sanitation, including replacing insulation in your attic when it has been damaged by animals. One of our specialties is extracting bat colonies. We remove every single bat without harming any of them, and can clean your attic after!

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We are West Virginia's top experts in wildlife and raccoon control. We are not a typical Charleston raccoon control or pest control company. We don't treat wild animals like insects, because they are not! You can't just use poison to get rid of them. You also can't just set a few traps on the ground and call it good. Each situation is unique. And remember, if you have raccoons living in your house, it is almost certainly a female with a litter of young inside. These juveniles must be removed by hand, or they will starve to death and die. And after they are gone, the entry holes into the house must be sealed with professional repairs. Unlike most Charleston pest control, we focus on complete and permanent solutions, by following these steps:

  • Inspect the entire house, ground to roof, and the attic
  • Seal shut all entry areas with professional grade steel
  • If in attic, we remove the baby raccoons by hand
  • Technical and human raccoon trapping appropriate to situation
  • When necessary, we clean raccoon droppings and replace insulation

Charleston Raccoon Control Tip: Can You Kill A Raccoon In A Cage Humanely?
Raccoons can be a real nuisance when they find their way into urban or suburban areas, and one of the biggest issues is the fact that once they find their way into a property then they can cause a lot of damage. This can include the soiling and tearing of insulation material, along with the damage to the structure of any property that the raccoon will have caused to be able to get in and out. There are several methods of dealing with the issue, with some being lethal, but the cage trap is probably the most common approach, and while some will relocate the raccoon, there are others who will then decide to kill the raccoon.

The Problems With Killing A Raccoon In A Cage
However you choose to deal with a raccoon problem in your property, it is important that whatever you do is humane and doesn't cause any unnecessary suffering to the animal. In most cases, trapping raccoons is legal and permitted as long as you don't cause it any significant pain and that you deal with the animal humanely. The difficulty with cage trapping is that many areas will have regulations preventing the transportation or the relocation of pest animals such as raccoons, and in this instance you will need to find a way to kill the raccoon humanely. 

Some of the most common methods of doing this often include:

Lethal Injection
This will usually require you to take the raccoon to a veterinarian or equivalently qualified individual in order to deliver the dose of the lethal injection that will quickly and humanely kill the raccoon. While this is certainly a humane way of dealing with the problem, in many cases it can be expensive, and those willing to deliver the injection may be quite difficult to find.

A shot to the head is widely considered to be a humane way of killing a raccoon, and when done correctly will ensure that the animal is killed quickly and with a minimum of pain. The difficulty of using this approach is that it can damage the cage, unless you release the raccoon first, and the problem with releasing the raccoon is that it makes it more difficult to shoot, which can make this approach impractical.

Although often mentioned as a relatively quick way of killing a raccoon, drowning is not generally considered to be a humane way of killing a raccoon. While submerging the trap will kill the raccoon, it can take a couple of minutes to kill the animal, and it will also cause the animal suffering as it dies.

Carbon Monoxide
Carbon monoxide poisoning is often considered to be a humane option, as it generally causes a fairly painless death, as the animal will fall asleep before death. There are certain chambers that can be used for this purpose available, while some people will have home-made alternatives to this approach.

Alternative Ways Of Dealing With A Trapped Raccoon
While killing a raccoon in a cage is one way of dealing with the situation, in many areas it isn't the only option of dealing with the raccoon. While some areas do prohibit the relocation of raccoons, this is legal in many areas, and if you do relocate a raccoon in a rural area well away from any domestic or commercial property, then it is unlikely to cause a nuisance to anyone else. Where possible, choose a location with woodland nearby, as this is a raccoon's natural habitat and where they are most likely to thrive.

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