They are cute and fuzzy and sometimes funny, and it’s hard to resist those cute bandit masks, but raccoons can wreak havoc on a property if raccoon pest control is not employed. Raccoons can flourish in a Garden State like New Jersey, so it is important to implement the help of a pest control professional to keep your home intact and its inhabitants safe.
Raccoons are considered a vector species for rabies, but occurrences are rare. Humans and pets who come in contact with raccoon feces can potentially contract the intestinal parasite known as raccoon roundworm and leptospirosis. Raccoons can also carry canine distemper and feline parvovirus.
These diseases are possible, but the hazards of a raccoon infestation more commonly result in:
- Destruction of property
- Reduction of bird population
- Damage to gardens
- Destruction of crops
Raccoon Pest Control
Raccoon control in NJ is best handled through a pest control professional. They can do a thorough inspection of your property to determine best practices such as:
- Sealing openings on your home (chimney caps, loose siding, etc)
- Creating locked area for trash storage
- Removal of yard waste
- Reduction of food sources (pet food, bird feeders)
If you are concerned about the presence of raccoons on your property, or would like to be proactive with raccoon pest control, contact ChemTec today to set up an appointment for a complete inspection by our helpful staff.