Raccoon Removal Services In Southern California Since 1994
Raccoon Control in LA, Orange Co. & San Diego
Why Do I Have Raccoons?
Raccoons are native to rural areas around southern California but have been displaced from their natural habitats. With urban development spreading to rural areas, however, raccoons have been forced to acclimate and live near humans. Raccoons are a common sight near outdoor food and water sources available to them. Fruit trees, vegetable gardens, garbage, pet food, ponds and lawn pests are all known to drawn raccoons to homes in southern California.
To prevent raccoons from becoming interested in your property, eliminate sources of food and water. Bring outdoor pet food inside at night and make sure garbage can lids are secure after disposing of trash. Ponds, fruit trees and gardens should be kept clean and free of fallen fruit and vegetables.
Raccoons Are Destructive
In the spring, raccoons typically move into attics, crawl spaces, trees and walls. In most cases, a female raccoon is preparing to give birth and has selected your property as her new home. Raccoon nesting is highly destructive! Raccoons will tear holes in roofing, walls and other areas to provide easier access to their nesting site. Insulation materials are typically shredded to make a nest, followed by the mother raccoon urinating and deficating within the space to mark her territory. The longer the raccoon stays in the attic, the more damage is done - sometimes costing the property owner thousands of dollars in cleanup and repairs! It is essential that businesses, home owners and property management companies seek professional help to remove their raccoons as soon as possible.
Raccoons Are Dangerous
Do Not Try To Remove Raccoons Yourself
Raccoons are strong animals that can be very aggressive if they feel threatened! Many homeowners have been hospitalized while trying to capture or remove raccoons from their properties. Raccoons will attack most pets and have been known to carry rabies. DIY raccoon cleanup carries risks as well - their fecal matter is a vector for round worm which is dangerous to people and pets.
Raccoon Removal & Exclusion
Griffin Pest Management offers removal, trapping and exclusion work to prevent raccoons from returning. We also offer clean up services and repair work, if raccoons have caused damage to your home or business. For the best results, we recommend beginning a preventative maintenance program to prevent raccoons from returning. We offer bi-monthly and quarterly services, as well as one-time services. For more information about raccoon removal, please call us today.
TAP Insulation Replacement
After the raccoons have been removed from your property, we’ll clean out the toxic urine and feces. We’ll remove and replace the damaged insulation and replace it with TAP pest control insulation. TAP Insulation stands for Thermal, Acoustic, Pest Control insulation. TAP is a natural fiber insulation treated with Boric acid to produce fire-retardant, thermally superior, sound deadening insulation with permanent pest control properties. TAP is acceptable for use around humans and pets but deadly to ants, cockroaches, millipedes, silverfish, spiders, termites and many other pests. This product keeps heat in during the winter, cool in the summer, while also protecting your home from pests.
Quick Facts About Raccoons
Raccoons are nocturnal scavengers that set up nests near sources of food and water. They feed on insects, garbage, pet food and vegetation. Raccoons mark their territory by urinating and defecating near the nest and will become very aggressive if their area is threatened.
Raccoons prefer to build their nests in dark, secure areas like attics, sheds, under decks, garages, wall and crawl spaces. If they take up residence in an attic or crawl space, they will shred insulation and create a mess while building their nests.
Raccoons are susceptible to rabies and should be avoided by humans and pets. They are also very strong and easily agitated, even without rabies. Raccoons also spread diseases and other pests like fleas and bed bugs. Their droppings are also a health hazard. Never try to trap and remove a raccoon yourself. The longer a raccoon has lived on your property, the harder it will be to control the problem. If raccoons have claimed your property as their own, call a professional immediately.
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Raccoon Removal Testimonials
Mike Watts is the BEST! He gives you a fair quote, doesn't oversell or want to gouge your eyes out or take everything in your bank account. He is honest, reasonable and fair. They did a great job on the fumigation of termites at my parent's rental property. I suddenly was seeing what looked like ANTS with Wings. I found out they could be termites. I will be using them at my house in the OC, for termites, insulation and rodent / raccoon fecal matter remediation in the attic. For PEST CONTROL - this is the GOTO COMPANY!
- Hashanah K.
Great company, great employees. Joe Wilburn arrives at the scheduled time and does a great and thorough job. A lot of opossums, raccoons, and other such critters like to run through my back yard. That results in a flea infestation that the Griffin rep takes care of in his every other month treatment. Recommend Griffin if you are having flea/spider or other insect problem.
- Fred T.
I had a family of raccoons that decided to call my attic home so I called these guys. They were really professional to deal with (this company, not the raccoons) and I'll definitely call them the next time any varmints come around again.
- Scott J.