Raccoon Removal Services
Raccoon removal services for the Kansas city area…
Professional Raccoon Removal in Overland, KS
At Vanishing Varmints, we specialize in local raccoon removal in the Lawrence, KS area. We also proudly service Overland Park, De Soto, Spring Hill, Olathe, Gardner, Louisburg, and Ottawa, KS. We also offer attic clean up and attic restoration services if needed. See facts about raccoons and why they are pests below-
Raccoons are highly intelligent and curious creatures.
Raccoons are nocturnal mammals and can destroy gardens, make a mess by tipping over garbage cans, and causes structural damage hunting for food or a new home.
Raccoons are extremely adaptable. They make their homes in manmade structures like attics, sewers, barns, sheds, and under decks.
Raccoons are omnivores with an opportunistic diet; eating almost anything they can get their paws on. Some of their favorite foods are birds, eggs, fish, shellfish, frogs, fruit, insects, nuts, seeds, and snakes.
Raccoon is the most activity at night. They are active in the spring, summer, fall, and will sleep most of the winter.
Reproduction begins in late winter. Females give birth to an average of 6 babies in April or May. Raccoons are independent after about 14 months of age. Adults live in communities that consist of 5 raccoons. They communicate with each other using over 200 sounds.
Raccoons possess amazing dexterity that gives them the ability to open doors, jars, bottles, and latches. They are fantastic climbers, which helps them with shelter and food. They are extremely destructive. A raccoon can live up to 20 years in captivity.
Raccoons will choose to live in your chimney, attic, and around your deck. A raccoon living in your attic is most likely a female with her young. Most raccoons have adapted to living with humans. They have learned your trash cans and/or dumpster is an excellent source of food. A mother raccoon will often tear a hole in the roof of a house or garage. Most likely there will be a lot of droppings in and around the structure. NOTE: A raccoon’s poop is extremely dangerous; the poop carries a number of parasites and diseases that can affect people and pets. They are very strong and once they are inside the structure they will tear up insulation, rip open ducts, and tear insulation of pipes.
Raccoons will poop in a swimming pool; they carry parasites and diseases that can affect people.
Adult raccoons can reach up to 40 lbs each.