WHAT CAN YOU DO

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RACCOONS

" How to tell if a raccoon has made your home his own"

You will want to keep an eye out for the raccoon to have left behind loose hairs, on fences, trees or around the area where it has left droppings. Raccoons return again and again to a site it has chosen to deposit droppings. If you have identified an area such as this on your property call a professional immediately. The raccoon usually does not abandon an area unless it is caught and removed.
The eggs of the Baylisascaris procyonis (parasitic roundworm) are resistant to most over the counter disinfectants. If raccoons have occupied your attic or a storage area, Cato will disinfect with commercial grade disinfectants, once the animal has been removed. Always use rubber gloves and an N95-rated mask when inspecting an enclosed area for raccoon feces.


* do not leave dog food or uncovered garbage in an area that may be accessible to wild life.


Trapping is not always simple.Many people fail to consider things such as trap size and placement, using the right bait, trapping the wrong animal, or a domestic animal and whether or not the animal trapped is a mother with a litter remaining uncared for somewhere on your property. It is best to have a professional evaluate the area. If you suspect that you have a raccoon or other form of wildlife causing problems on your property an attempt to trap the animal yourself could result in harm to you and or the animal.It is not uncommon for do-it-yourself pest control novices to accidentally trap a cat.In the summer months here in South Jersey, trapped domestic animals are subject to heatstroke which could end up in a lawsuit by the animal's owner against the unwitting trapper.Another common mishap among do-it-yourself trappers has to do with trap placement.An animal caught in a trap that is improperly placed can cause damage to surrounding objects such as screens or tarps by clawing at them or pulling them into the trap and destroying them. A trapped animal can also hurt itself by dragging an improperly placed or poorly sized trap into a pool or off of a roof. The list of mishaps that can occur when an uninformed home owner takes on the job of trapping a wild animal is endless.The most dreaded of which is that the home owner
or a family member may end up getting bit by an animal that is not safely restrained.If you have raccoons or other forms of wildlife on your property call Cato at 856 786 8008. Cato can thoroughly inspect the area to determine the type of animal,size and species that is causing the problem. We can determine the appropriate method to safely and permanently rid your home of the invading wildlife and we can repair damage that they may have caused as well as make the necessary adjustments to reduce the risk that your home will be targeted as a habitat for wildlife in the future.

WHAT CAN YOU DO

Useful information

RACCOONS

" How to tell if a raccoon has made your home his own"

You will want to keep an eye out for the raccoon to have left behind loose hairs, on fences, trees or around the area where it has left droppings. Raccoons return again and again to a site it has chosen to deposit droppings. If you have identified an area such as this on your property call a professional immediately. The raccoon usually does not abandon an area unless it is caught and removed.
The eggs of the Baylisascaris procyonis (parasitic roundworm) are resistant to most over the counter disinfectants. If raccoons have occupied your attic or a storage area, Cato will disinfect with commercial grade disinfectants, once the animal has been removed. Always use rubber gloves and an N95-rated mask when inspecting an enclosed area for raccoon feces.


* do not leave dog food or uncovered garbage in an area that may be accessible to wild life.


Trapping is not always simple.Many people fail to consider things such as trap size and placement, using the right bait, trapping the wrong animal, or a domestic animal and whether or not the animal trapped is a mother with a litter remaining uncared for somewhere on your property. It is best to have a professional evaluate the area. If you suspect that you have a raccoon or other form of wildlife causing problems on your property an attempt to trap the animal yourself could result in harm to you and or the animal.It is not uncommon for do-it-yourself pest control novices to accidentally trap a cat.In the summer months here in South Jersey, trapped domestic animals are subject to heatstroke which could end up in a lawsuit by the animal's owner against the unwitting trapper.Another common mishap among do-it-yourself trappers has to do with trap placement.An animal caught in a trap that is improperly placed can cause damage to surrounding objects such as screens or tarps by clawing at them or pulling them into the trap and destroying them. A trapped animal can also hurt itself by dragging an improperly placed or poorly sized trap into a pool or off of a roof. The list of mishaps that can occur when an uninformed home owner takes on the job of trapping a wild animal is endless.The most dreaded of which is that the home owner
or a family member may end up getting bit by an animal that is not safely restrained.If you have raccoons or other forms of wildlife on your property call Cato at 856 786 8008. Cato can thoroughly inspect the area to determine the type of animal,size and species that is causing the problem. We can determine the appropriate method to safely and permanently rid your home of the invading wildlife and we can repair damage that they may have caused as well as make the necessary adjustments to reduce the risk that your home will be targeted as a habitat for wildlife in the future.