Best Known Pest Control

Raccoon Removal

We are Experts in Humane Raccoon Removal

If you have a racoon in your home or on your property, you may want to call the experts at Best Known Pest Control. Raccoons not only can carry germs, rabies, and disease, but they can also damage your property. Even if they stay outside, they might cause problems by getting into your trash or garden, or by living in a location that your family need access to.

Humane raccoon removal services are provided by Best Known Pest Removal, a local wildlife control company based in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. We provide humane raccoon removal for both residential and commercial properties in Massachusetts.

Why Do Raccoons Come Inside?

During the night, raccoons forage for food. They hide in a den throughout the day. Each raccoon has a home range that is usually between 1 and 10 square feet in size. The raccoon may shift between many dens in this location every few days.

Buildings and other constructed structures serve as dens for raccoon ranges in suburban and urban regions, replacing natural dens.

Raccoons Prefer the Following Places to Make Dens

  • Attics
  • Chimneys
  • Voids on the Walls
  • Basements
  • Crawl Areas
  • Sheds and Garages
  • Dumpsters
  • Drainage Systems

The preferred location is usually dark, quiet, and contained. This provides the raccoon with the best protection against predators, including humans, as well as protection from harsh weather.

A den should also be near food and water. Food supplies can be found in trash cans with open lids, pet food left outside overnight, or scattered bird seed at homes and businesses. Because raccoons can roam, food on your neighbors’ properties is close enough for your house to be used as a denning spot.

Female raccoons’ denning behavior is also crucial during breeding season in the spring, which can lead to an increase in invasions. Raccoons utilize their nests as a safe spot to give birth and leave their young while they go out gathering food throughout the day.

Raccoon Dangers on Your Massachusetts Property

Raccoons that pass through your yard or are spotted from afar pose no hazard as long as they are not disturbed and leave quickly. They will most likely cause damage to your yard by regularly getting into trash cans, overturning them, and strewing garbage everywhere. Using lockable trash cans that raccoons can’t open with their dexterous hands is frequently enough to keep this from happening.

When building their nests, raccoons will often shred insulation or rummage into your stored things. With their powerful hands, raccoons have been known to rip through walls, soffits, and other materials. Raccoons inflict significantly more damage than other nuisance creatures since they are larger.

They excrete in the region surrounding their den. This can contaminate insulation, wood, and other goods stored in the area, causing discoloration, odors, and a bacteria spread that lasts long after the raccoons have left.

Raccoon Removal Should Only Be Performed By Experts!

Although normally gentle, when threatened or approached, raccoons will defend themselves. This is especially true if there are children present. Bites and scrapes are typical in raccoon defense, which can be uncomfortable and sometimes hazardous.

Raccoons can carry and transmit salmonella, E. coli, leptospirosis, canine distemper, toxoplasmosis, roundworm, and other infections by feces or bites. A raccoon poses a risk of infection to both humans and canines.

Next Step for Humane Raccoon Removal!

Best Known Pest Control provides humane raccoon removal services to residential and commercial property owners in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

To learn more, to schedule service or to request an estimate, call 781-333-1998, or email us at or complete the website form on this page.

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This video shows a hole having to be cut through a laundry room wall to remove a litter of raccoon kits. Their Den was being made inside the insulation with no other access.

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