Raccoon Removal & Control

Chances are, you’ve probably seen a raccoon or two in your neighborhood. Raccoons are very common in the Detroit Metro area. They’re intelligent, ambitious creatures, who have no problems climbing, getting into your trash, and getting into your home! Once in, they raid food sources, and have the capacity to open your cabinets and dig through your trash.

Raccoons are omnivorous, and will eat just about anything they can. Raccoons also tend to hide. Although they’re very recognizable creatures, they are typically nocturnal. In the daytime, raccoons hide out in chimneys, trees, underneath porches or in darkened woodsheds, and possibly in small, dark crawlspaces in your house!

With their ringed tails and mask-like face marketing, raccoons definitely look like nature’s bandits – but the similarities don’t stop at looks. Raccoons have no trouble breaking into your home for food or a place to sleep, and will cause whatever damage necessary to do so. Unfortunately, raccoons are definitely unwanted houseguests here in Detroit. Once inside, they’ll scratch, claw and growl. They’ll be making this racket at night, and will most likely be keeping you wide awake from an area of your home that’s very difficult to get to. If they need to move within your home, they won’t hesitate to tear new areas open, and will move to areas that are more difficult for you to access if you disturb them.

In addition to the household nuisance, raccoons carry many diseases and are also host to potentially harmful parasites. Raccoons can be rabid, and can also carry canine distemper, a virus that could easily kill a pet dog.

Raccoons also carry Raccoon Roundworm. Infected raccoons shed the roundworm eggs in their fecal matter. Humans also don’t actually need to touch the fecal matter to come into contact with the eggs, as they may be inhaled. If you have a raccoon infestation, it’s very important that you contact a trained professional to remove the raccoon. If a raccoon in your home is moving slowly and awkwardly, appears to be unafraid of you despite your closeness to the animal, and if the raccoon is moving around your home in the daylight, it could be rabid. You should call Michigan Wildlife Removal immediately in this case. We have experience dealing with sick raccoons as well.

Please consider calling Michigan Wildlife Removal to deal with your raccoon infestation rather than trying to deal with it yourself. Trust us – the sheer amount of homeowners who prolong the infestation and damage their homes in an attempt to trap raccoons in Detroit is much greater than those who successfully dealt with the infestation. Raccoons are intelligent, sensitive animals, and are well-equipped to outwit traps. We tailor our system of traps based on your individual situation, and have dealt with just about every type of home infestation possible.

You can trust our professionals to help your family avoid the inconvenience and potential health hazards brought on by a raccoon infestation. You don’t need to share your home with the raccoons! Give us a call at Call (734) 629-5997 for Wayne, Monroe, Washtenaw, Livingston Counties or (248) 468-1617 for Oakland, Macomb, St Claire Counties and let us come up with a solution to your unique situation.