What are raccoons?
The raccoon (Procyon lotor), is a well recognized medium-sized mammal native to Colorado, and common in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. They are nocturnal and omnivores meaning that they will eat just about anything. Raccoons mate in the winter and females will give birth to an average of 3 to 5 young.
Are they dangerous?
Raccoons can carry rabies and other pathogens. Of the 6,940 documented rabies cases reported in the United States in 2006, 2,615 (37.7%) were in raccoons. They are very common in urban areas and are constantly searching for new sources of food and shelter. As a result many homeowners have raccoon problems, including raccoons living in attics or under decks. They can cause serious property damage and be quite aggressive when threatened.
So why do I have them?
Available food sources such as dog food and open trash receptacles are the most common reasons to have raccoons. During the winter months these animals will look for a place to nest and commonly use attics when easy access is provided. A detailed inspection by a professional can identify these and other potential reasons.
How do you get rid of them?
Getting rid of raccoons is generally done by evicting them using one-way doors, lights, eviction fluid and other means. In some instances live trapping is required. You should not try to trap and remove raccoons yourself; instead, rely on a professional wildlife removal expert.
Trapped animals are humanely euthanized as per Division of Wildlife guidelines.
A full plan for removal, damage repair and cleanup is offered during the initial inspection.
Is the treatment safe?
EnviroPest uses the least amount of material possible while still resolving the problem. We utilize natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment whenever possible. When conventional materials are required, we follow very stringent guidelines for the use of the product so that it poses no threat to people or pets. All products are registered by the EPA. Our professional wildlife removal technicians will inform you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken.
How soon can you get here?
We take all pest problems seriously and are committed to helping you ASAP. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.
How much does it cost?
Our price starts at $199 and varies with the complexity of the job. Additional repair, cleanup and trapping services are bid per job due to the many different scenarios and building construction. Our prices are always presented upfront, with never any hidden charges or add-ons.
What is the warranty?
Warranties differ depending on the amount of exclusion and repair work agreed upon by the customer. Your technician will clearly outline the warranty based on your individual job.
We also guarantee your complete satisfaction. If for any reason, you are not 100% satisfied with your raccoon removal service, we will correct it free of charge. That’s EnviroPest’s promise to keep your home pest free.
How can I prevent this in the future?
Pest problems can be difficult to prevent. Many of our clients in Loveland, Greeley and elsewhere along the Front Range choose to continue service with our Colorado's Choice program to keep pests out of their home.
How do I schedule service?
You can either give us a call or fill out our online form. A customer service specialist will get back with you right away.