Winter is just around the corner, and while the changing leaves and cooler weather may be a relief after a hot summer, the cold also means that other creatures are seeking warmth, shelter, and comfort – possible in your own home! Raccoons may nest in your garage or even make their way into your attic. If you suspect a raccoon has made its way inside, it is time look at exterminators in Bowie. At Raven Termite and Pest Control we specialize in ridding local homes and buildings of raccoons and other wildlife pests.

Raccoons are a Common Problem in Maryland

Raccoons typically live in the woods, along streams, or even in marshes. They’re the size of a large cat and eat an omnivorous diet. In Maryland, however, raccoons are also a common suburban pest. They’ll get into your trash cans, eat pet food you’ve left outside, and in general make a nuisance of themselves. Additionally, they’ll build dens just about anywhere, from hollow trees to abandoned buildings – or even your shed, garage, or attic.

Raccoons Cause Damage

Raccoons burrow and have little problems making themselves at home. The damage that they cause can include chewing through walls in your house or shed, digging into your trash, or even harming small pets. In fact, over 60% of rabies cases in Maryland are caused by raccoons. Not to mention, their droppings are messy and can carry a host of diseases.

While rabies can be harmful to anyone – pets and people – your dog may be especially vulnerable to a raccoon. These animals can carry canine distemper and parvovirus and transmit it to your dog. If you suspect that your pet has been bitten by a raccoon, it’s important to take them to the vet right away!

Raven Termite and Pest Control Works for You!

Do not attempt to remove a raccoon yourself. You may end up getting bitten or scratched and likely miss catching the raccoon at all! This is a time to call a professional. At Raven Termite and Pest Control we understand where raccoons like to hide and know how to get them out. We have fast service – and even emergency calls – to protect you and your family from any wildlife nuisance. Click here to contact us today.