Miami, Florida based Iguana Removal 305 recently published a blog post: What Damage Do Raccoons Cause. While the company’s main focus is on iguana removal, they are equally dedicated to helping the residents of Miami and the surrounding areas deal with and manage the population of other pests on their properties.
Marcos Fernandez of Iguana Removal 305 says, “They may look cute, but the truth is that raccoons are the masked bandits of the animal kingdom that cause a lot of damage when they invade residential areas. Near pools, they may contaminate the water with their feces or spread diseases like rabies. If they are near fruit trees, they may eat the fruit or damage the tree itself. These troublesome animals can also spread parasites and diseases to other creatures, especially in swampy areas. So, for anyone who might be living in an area where there might be a raccoon infestation, it is very important that they know what kind of damage raccoons can cause.”
In their blog post, Iguana Removal 305 explains that there are many types of damage raccoons can cause to a home or property. Raccoons are very destructive, and they can cause a lot of damage in a short amount of time. Some of the most common types of damage raccoons cause include tearing up roofing and siding, tipping and raiding garbage cans, contaminating food supplies, tearing up lawns and digging holes, destroying gardens and more. If a racoon gains access to the interior of a property, it can also destroy insulation and tear up ductwork, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage. On top of all that, these animals can also spread diseases to both people and pets via their urine and feces.
If someone suspects raccoons are causing damage to their property, it is important to take action immediately to prevent further damage and stay safe. To this end, Iguana Removal 305 advises that homeowners should be educated on how to detect the presence of raccoons before they cause any long lasting damage.
The blog post explains that the first step in identifying a raccoon problem is inspecting their tracks. Raccoon tracks differ from the tracks of other animals because they have thumb-like appendages. Their front paws are 1 to 1-1/2 inches wide and 2 to 3 inches long, with five toes. The hind feet are about 1 inch wide and 2-1/2 to 4 inches long. Raccoons often follow straight lines when moving from one food source to another or from a den site to a food source.
Another way of identifying raccoon damage is by looking at their droppings. Raccoon droppings are larger than other animal droppings and often contain food particles. The blog post describes raccoon droppings as being ½-inch to one-inch long, and they sometimes contain shells from consumed insects.
If they have managed to cause some harm to a property, common types of damage inside a home can include torn insulation, chewed wires and damaged ceilings. Outside the home, this could mean damaged vegetation, overturned garbage cans and torn shingles. Other types of raccoon damage include depressions in lawns (from collecting rocks and tearing apart wood for nesting materials). More information can be found here: Raccoon Damage Property.
Iguana Removal 205 says, due to how destructive they can be, homeowners need to take action to ensure that these pests are removed from their property as soon as possible. However, given their potential for disease transmission and aggression toward people or pets, this is not a job to undertake alone. Rather, it should be left to the professionals.
Iguana Removal 305’s expert raccoon handling team uses humane methods when dealing with raccoons. Fernandez says, “If you find raccoons inside your house, call a professional to help you deal with them immediately. Our team at Iguana Removal 305 would be very glad to help you remove any raccoons on your property. Just get in touch with us for a free quote and consultation. Whether you require a one-time service call or a regular maintenance plan, we can find solutions for all your critter problems.”
Those who are interested in learning more about Iguana Removal 305 and their services are welcome to visit the company’s website at the following link: Raccoon Removal Miami. They encourage interested parties to get in touch with their team through the contact form on their website. Alternatively, those who want to learn more can also contact Marcos Fernandez directly via phone or email. They are actively growing their business and accepting new clients.
For more information about Iguana Removal 305, contact the company here:
Iguana Removal 305
111 NE 1st St #8436, Miami, FL 33132