Professional Raccoon Removal and Control

Raccoons typically make their way into your home via the attic in order to give birth or raise their young. They will use insulation and other materials to build nests while contaminating the space with urine and defecation spreading odor and disease throughout your home. First Choice Wildlife Services will humanely remove the raccoons in your Front Range home, while thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the contaminated space.

First Choice Wildlife Services is highly experienced at dealing with raccoons across the front range of Colorado – including Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, Boulder, and Denver. With every job, we strive to exceed our customers’ expectations and deal with every animal in the most humane way possible. With over 11 years of experience, we are one of the top wildlife services in all of Colorado. 

Raccoon Removal

Raccoons are easily one of the most common wildlife nuisances in the Fort Collins area. While the natural habit of a raccoon is the forest, they have quickly adapted to life among more civilized suburban and urban environments of Colorado’s front range.  

The raccoon (Procyon lotor) is native to North America and found all across the United States, but their preference for wooded areas has made Fort Collins an attractive home for these animals. And the destruction of their natural habitat has pushed more and more raccoons into the more populated Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley areas.  

Raccoons: A Nuisance and a Pest

While raccoons are a welcome addition in their native habitats, eating insects and snakes, they are often a nuisance and a pest when they move into a more established area. Raccoons, like many pest animals, carry potentially fatal diseases, parasites, and bacteria including: 

  • Canine distemper 
  • Roundworms/Nematode 
  • Rabies 
  • Salmonella
  • Leptospirosis 

Beyond their potential health effects, raccoons are also infamous scavengers across Colorado. They are omnivores and will eat just about anything, which is why raccoons can often be spotted raiding pet food, trash cans, chicken coops, and dumpsters – and making a huge mess in the process.  

Once they’ve moved into a city like Fort Collins, raccoons will settle somewhere comfortable near a food supply. This can include sewers, sheds, crawlspaces, porches, barns, and attics – really anywhere they can sleep during the day while protected and hidden from predators and humans. Also, raccoons are territorial and will return to same locations again and again – making dealing with raccoons a difficult process.  

Raccoon Control in Fort Collins

There are two aspects to raccoon removal and control: prevention and removal. While there is no way to totally prevent raccoons from invading your Fort Collins home, there are several ways to minimize the possibility: 

  • Cut off the food supply. Raccoons are nocturnal scavengers, and they are not above digging in your trash for a nighttime meal. Keep your trash in a secure container and lock up pet food so that your property is not an attractive location for raccoons. 
  • Seal off access. While a determined raccoon will find a way in, you can still do a lot to prevent an invasion by sealing off access to your crawlspace and attic. Common access points include chimneys, gaps in your soffit, and rooftop ventilation points.  

But what do you do if raccoons have already laid claim to your home? While removing a nuisance animal like a raccoon seems simple at first, you should always contact a professional wildlife pest service provider to ensure your safety. Dealing with wild animals is always a risky business – especially when you consider the possibility of harmful parasites and bacteria that can cause serious health complications.  

Reliable Raccoon Removal and Raccoon Control Near You!

If you need help dealing with a raccoon or other wildlife, call First Choice Wildlife!

Contact us at 970-460-4044.  We Service the following areas:

  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Loveland, CO
  • Greeley, CO
  • Windsor, CO
  • Longmont, CO
  • Boulder, CO
  • Louisville, CO
  • Thornton, CO
  • Westminster, CO
  • Denver, CO
  • Arvada, CO
  • Aurora, CO
  • Lakewood, CO
  • Cheyenne, WY
  • Laporte, CO
  • Wellington, CO
  • Timnath, CO
  • Severance, CO
  • Berthoud, CO
  • Lafayette, CO
  • Superior, CO
  • Niwot, CO
  • Northglenn, CO
  • Eaton, CO
  • Johnstown, CO
  • Milliken, CO
  • Masonville, CO
  • Evans, CO
  • Brighton, CO
  • Fort Lupton, CO
  • Broomfield, CO
  • Wheat Ridge, CO
  • Firestone, CO
  • Erie, CO
  • Gunbarrel, CO
  • Commerce City, CO
  • Edge Water, CO
  • Federal Heights
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