Raccoons appear as cute creatures, especially as babies, but they are wildlife pests. When raccoons nest and live on your property, you may have trouble keeping them out of your trash. Additionally, they can make a real mess and be a nuisance if they get inside your attic or home. If raccoons move in, you need the help of the pros. Make Raven Termite and Pest Control your first call when you need exterminators in Bethesda and the surrounding area.

Why You Should Get Rid of Raccoons

Illnesses and Disease

Despite their cute, masked appearance raccoons are wild animals and you want to keep them at a distance. Raccoons can carry rabies and they can transfer it to your family pets if they come into contact with each other. Plus, be wary of a roundworm (Baylisascaris) found in raccoon feces. These diseaes are certainly nothing you want to take a chance with around your pets, kids, and other family members.

Damage to Your Home

Not only can raccoons make a real mess outside if they dig around your trash–which they will, it’s what they do–but they can also cause damage inside your home. Watch if they nest in your attic. Raccoons  destroy insulation, damage drywall, and chew through wires. This type of damage is not only expensive to fix, but it can also be dangerous.

Looking for Exterminators in Bethesda?

While raccoons are adorable in pictures they are not something you want to have nesting around your house. The first moment you notice raccoons invading your property is the moment you should call Raven Termite and Pest Control. Any pest problem is easier to deal with sooner rather than later, before it gets worse.

The professionals at Raven Termite and Pest Control are here to help you rid your home of any unwanted pest. We will come to your home, assess the issue, note any damage and entry points, and give you a free estimate to take care of the problem. Count on us to rid your home of wildlife pests as well as cockroaches, bed bugs, flies, spiders and more. Contact us today!