Manchester Raccoon Removal

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Manchester Raccoon Removal is a full-service wildlife control company specializing in the humane trapping and removal of raccoons and other wild animals in Manchester, NH. Whether you have a problem with raccoons in your attic, under your house, tipping over garbage cans, digging up the yard, stealing pet food, pooping in your pool, or any other raccoon mischief we can solve it! The key to our wildlife control lies in our trapping expertise, and ability to employ the correct strategy for your specific wildlife problem. If you have raccoons in your attic for example, the key is in inspection of the attic and house, removal of the nest of baby raccoons, and the preventative work - we seal wild animals out of your house forever. We use humane trapping and relocation methods and we do not use poison! We answer our phone 24/7, and can schedule a same-day or next day appointment. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Humane Raccoon Trapping and Relocation
  • House, Roof, and Attic Inspections
  • Preventative Wildlife Exclusion Repairs
  • Raccoon Droppings Cleanup in Attic
  • Removal of Baby Raccoons in Attic By Hand
  • Poison-free Animal Removal and Prevention
  • Porch, Deck, or Shed Exclusion Barriers
  • Dead Raccoon Removal - Indoors and Out

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Manchester raccoon trapping Manchester's Best Raccoon Control: There are instances where wildlife may break into homes, especially when they're on a hunt for food sources or a new shelter. Human properties are ideal for them because it provides them with everything they would need to survive. As a result, critters end up making their nests in our homes. While this is a good thing for them, it's not exactly the best for property owners. Critters living under your roof will lead to property damages. With situations like this, it's important to get in touch with the right wildlife control team. Among the companies specializing in raccoon removal services, we are one of the top rated companies in the city. We mainly focus on providing our customers with high quality work at a good price. Even when we charge lower than others, we make sure to get the job done just as efficiently and satisfactory! A part of our raccoon exclusion process includes a thorough inspection of the property and building repairs to keep critters out for good. These are two important parts of our process which allows us to ensure our customers won't have to face the problem again. We provide quality work with the use of techniques and devices that have been helpful throughout our years of experience. Our lines are also available throughout the day, allowing us to accept emergency cases. We understand that keeping critters in the property for too long can cause further damages. Because of this, we accept appointments scheduled on the same day or the next day at your convenience. Our phone staff carefully listens to the problem and provides a written estimate over the phone. Our phone staff also elaborates the removal process to give you an idea of what to expect with our service. In the event that you can solve it on your own, they gladly guide you by giving you free wildlife control advice!

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We are New Hampshire's top experts in wildlife and raccoon control. We are not a typical Manchester raccoon control or pest control company. We don't treat wild animals like insects, because they are not! You can't just use poison to get rid of them. You also can't just set a few traps on the ground and call it good. Each situation is unique. And remember, if you have raccoons living in your house, it is almost certainly a female with a litter of young inside. These juveniles must be removed by hand, or they will starve to death and die. And after they are gone, the entry holes into the house must be sealed with professional repairs. Unlike most Manchester pest control, we focus on complete and permanent solutions, by following these steps:

  • Inspect the entire house, ground to roof, and the attic
  • Seal shut all entry areas with professional grade steel
  • If in attic, we remove the baby raccoons by hand
  • Technical and human raccoon trapping appropriate to situation
  • When necessary, we clean raccoon droppings and replace insulation

Manchester Raccoon Control Tip: Do Raccoons Wash Their Food? 
Most people perceive raccoons as cute little bandits that steal food from trash bins and backyards, then wash it before eating! Sorry to burst your bubble, but that last part, "washing it before eating" is a widespread myth. 

You're probably saying to yourself, "Hang on a minute! I've seen raccoons wash the food they're about to eat. What do you mean that they don't?". Well, the behavior you've observed is a natural behavior of raccoons that has an entirely different purpose. In this post, we discover why they do that. 

Understanding the Role of a Raccoon's Paws in Feeding
Raccoons are omnivores and are notorious for eating plants, fruits, nuts, meat, and just about anything. Thanks to their dexterous forepaws, raccoons can steal fruit from trashcans. But more importantly, they can manipulate objects just like primates. However, unlike primates, their thumbs are not opposable, and so their adroitness is quite limited. 

For several decades, people observed that when a raccoon was close to a water source, it dunked its food in the water, rolling it around in its paws. "Maybe the raccoon was trying to clean its food" was the natural conclusion many reached. The scientific name of the raccoon, Procyon lotor, literally means "washing bear". 

However, this behavior seemed strange for an animal. In 1961, some researchers at London Zoo began to investigate if raccoons were truly germophobes. 

The Research That Changed Everything
At the zoo, the researchers closely began to note the eating habits of 10 raccoons. Soon enough, they began to notice some discrepancy with the widely-held belief. First, raccoons ‘washed' meat more often than then washed plants. However, when they picked up dirty earthworms from the soil, they didn't wash them before consuming them. That was the first red flag!

Maybe these raccoons aren't washing their meals intentionally. Some scientists initially hypothesized that the raccoon lacked saliva glands. Hence, they needed to add moisture to their food before eating. However, this view fell out of favor as scientific observations rendered it unlikely. 

So, What's Going On?
To understand why raccoons give us the impression of washing their food, we need to understand how their forepaws work. 

As indicated earlier, raccoons have highly dexterous forepaws, similar to primates. But that's not all. The hairless part of the raccoon's forepaws also has the same nerve grouping as primates. Hence, they are very sensitive to touch. 

The adapting nerves in those hairless regions are responsible for both stationary and moving skin displacement. These nerves are also responsible for sending information such as weight, texture, size, and temperature to the brain. While raccoons have excellent night vision, it is their extremely sensitive sense of touch that sets them apart from other carnivores. 

The Discovery…
You might be asking: So, what does the great sensitivity of raccoons' forepaws have to do with raccoons ‘washing' their food? To answer that, let's turn to a study that examined the nerve responsiveness of raccoon forepaws. 

136 raccoons were studied, and it was discovered that wetting the skin increases nerve responsiveness. Jackpot! Raccoons wet their forepaws to increase their responsiveness!

To give you an idea of how this works, what happens when you quickly take off a pair of sunglasses you have on? Light comes rushing into your retina, and your optical nerves become super responsive. The differential in the state of your eyes is directly responsible for this increased sensitivity. 

By wetting their forepaws, their nerves become super responsive. This helps the raccoon to take in precise information about the object they are about to eat. 

If you watch raccoons feed at the edge of a pond, you'll notice they often look up while moving their forepaws in search of food, tapping along until they find something to eat. Rolling their catch around in their paws lets them know just what they're about to eat. Because this rolling happens in the water, it looks like the raccoons are washing their food. But they maintain this behavior even when they're nowhere near a water body. 

The idea of raccoons washing their food is what happens when we humans impose our meaning on the behaviors of animals. Raccoons are neither concerned nor bothered with washing their food before eating. 

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