Raccoon Removal in Portland


Raccoons are one of the most common nuisance animals that can find their way into a crawlspace, and if they do, they can cause all kinds of problems. They can damage insulation, wiring, ductwork, and more, and they can create unsanitary conditions with their droppings and urine. In addition to the damage they can cause, raccoons also pose health risks to humans and pets. Raccoon removal can be a daunting task. Here are some tips for removing raccoons from your crawlspace:

  1. Identify the entry points

The first step in raccoon removal for your crawlspace is to identify how they are getting in. Raccoons can enter through gaps in the foundation, vents, or other openings. Once you have identified the entry points, you can start to seal them up to prevent the raccoons from coming back.

  1. Use one-way doors

One-way doors are a humane and effective way to remove raccoons from your crawlspace. They allow the raccoons to leave but prevent them from coming back in. One-way doors are typically placed over the entry points and left in place for several days to ensure all the raccoons have left.

  1. Use traps

If one-way doors aren’t an option, trapping is another method to remove raccoons. Live traps are the most humane option and can be baited with food such as fruits, vegetables, or canned cat food. Once caught, raccoons should be released far away from your property.

  1. Use repellents

Repellents are another option for removing raccoons, but they are not always effective. Some repellents, such as predator urine or ammonia, may work for a short time, but raccoons can quickly become accustomed to them. Additionally, these products can be harmful to pets and humans if used improperly.

  1. Clean up the crawlspace

Once the raccoons have been removed, it’s important to clean up the area. Raccoon droppings can carry harmful bacteria, so it’s important to wear gloves and a mask when cleaning up. Use an enzymatic cleaner to remove any odors and disinfect the area.

Health risks of raccoons

Raccoons can carry a number of diseases that can be transmitted to humans and pets, including rabies, leptospirosis, and roundworm. In addition to these diseases, raccoon droppings can also contain harmful bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella. With this in mind we generally recommend professional raccoon removal as opposed to trying to DIY the project. 

In conclusion, raccoons can be a serious problem if they make their way into your crawlspace. It’s important to take action to remove them as soon as possible to prevent damage and health risks. Using one-way doors or traps are the most effective and humane methods for removing raccoons. It’s also important to clean up the area and take steps to prevent future infestations. If you have a raccoon problem in your crawlspace, contact Pest Patrol to safely and effectively remove them. Call our team today to schedule an appointment for raccoon removal at 503-985-6523! 



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