HUMANE RACCOON Removal AUSTIN, TEXAS
hUMANE RACCOON REMOVAL SERVICES
All Things Wild Rehabilitation 512-897-0806 (9 am - 5 pm) allthingswildrehab.org
Austin Area Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc - 512-709-6335 - email@example.com TRAVIS COUNTY WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTERS https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/rehab/list/counties/index.phtml?id=227&county=Travis WILLIAMSON COUNTY REHABILITATION CENTERS https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/rehab/list/counties/index.phtml?id=246&county=Williamson
Wildlife rehabilitators will not come to your house to solve your raccoon conflict for you. However, they can be a good source of advice for solving a raccoon problem. If your raccoon problem was not addressed in my how-to guide, perhaps a local rehabber will have an answer for you. In addition, if you do need to hire local help, it's possible that a local rehabber knows the name of a professional who is ethical and humane. Of course, a rehabber is the best resource if you have found a lost baby raccoon or an injured raccoon. Call one of the above rehabbers for instructions. This is not a complete list of all rehabbers in Austin TX, but they are active and helpful. Texas Department of Wildlife - (512) 389-8092 - https://tpwd.texas.gov/
Your state wildlife commission, (or fish & game commission), can be a good resource when dealing with a raccoon problem. They will not come to your house to perform services, but they can answer questions about state wildlife laws, and potentially give advice. They will not dispatch a wildlife officer to deal with a raccoon issue, but they may be able to suggest some names of registered companies that can. Be aware that the state of Texas is concerned only with the laws, and not with the humane treatment of raccoons. Many states such as Texas mandate the killing of a raccoon removed from a property for any reason. Travis County Animal Control - (512) 974-2000 - www.austintexas.gov/department/aac
Austin Animal Services - 512-978-0500 - www.austintexas.gov/department/animal-services
The local Austin animal control services, or Travis County animal services will not assist with wild animal problems. They deal only with domestic animals - dogs and cats. This includes services such as pet adoptions, vaccinations, complaints about dangerous dogs or pet cruelty, etc. They are a very good resource for domestic animals. However, most will do nothing about wildlife. In rare cases, an officer might loan out a trap (usually meant for feral cats), and then kill a raccoon if caught. They may be able to recommend a local trapper, but will not screen for ethical or humane treatment of wildlife. You could also call the local Austin police station at (512) 974-8243 for raccoon help if you want. CEN-TEX WILDLIFE CONTROL Specializes in HUMANE REMOVAL and exclusion of RACCOONS from all structure types, no matter the shape or size, when it comes to RACCOONS, we've got you covered. Not only do We remove the Raccoon, but we also clean up the Droppings they leave behind.
The Raccoons pose A Year-Round Nuisance and threat to our living conditions since their feces are known to carry RACCOON ROUNDWORM. Their feces are NO JOKE. Not to mention the amount of damage they cause to an attic space, they commonly damage A/C Ducts, Depreciate Insulation, Chew Electrical Wires, Defecate Everywhere, and much more.
RACCOON REMOVAL IN AUSTIN, TEXAS
Urban areas, farms, and suburbs likewise make good homes for raccoons, who have adapted to city life by learning to scavenge from garbage cans, gardens, and crop fields. Wild raccoons typically nest in tree cavities, rock crevices, underground burrows, and the abandoned dens of other animals, such as muskrat lodges. In suburban areas, the animals have been known to seek shelter in unoccupied buildings.
AppearanceThe small, stocky animals are covered in gray fur with distinctive black markings in the shape of a bandit's mask around their eyes and ring along their fluffy tails. The animals appear hunched as they walk because their back legs are longer than their front legs. Raccoons have black eyes, short ears, and small black noses at the end of their short, narrow snouts.
Raccoon Trapping and Removal Austin, TXLive trapping and relocation may not be an option, since it is illegal to transfer and release captive animals in locations other than the original capture site. Only certified wildlife specialists and licensed trappers may remove, transfer, and dispose of problem raccoons.
Raccoon Damage Austin, TX
When Raccoons are in search of shelter they commonly turn to the easy access of chimneys or attics, raccoons may damage wire coverings and even tear up roof tiles. In residential yards, Raccoons have also been known to dig through garbage/waste, etc. Chicken coops often face danger in the wake of raccoon presence, as hungry raccoons capable of opening fence latches can find their way inside and destroy birds, nests, and eggs.
Entry raccoons are known to enter homes or yards? Yards containing easily accessible sources of food, such as outdoor pet food containers, vegetable gardens, unsecured trash bags, and compost heaps, often attract raccoons into residential areas. Female raccoons, known as sows, commonly build nests in empty buildings, attics, garages, sheds, and chimneys to raise young kits during the spring.
Control and safety to keep the small, furry animals away from homes and property, and be sure to eliminate food sources that draw them near. Trash bags should be placed in secure bins with tight-fitting lids, and pet food should not be left outside overnight. Cleaning up after barbecues and grills will also help to eliminate the enticing scents of meat. Placing guards on top of chimney openings and sealing up all gaps along the exteriors of attic walls also serves to keep raccoons from gaining entry to homes. Gardens may be secured with tall, outward-leaning fences.