Without a doubt, raccoons are one of the most intelligent wildlife animals in the Knoxville area. Our team of animal removal experts at Alpha Wildlife have seen many DIY solutions for getting rid of raccoons over the years. Yes, some DIY solutions have limited success, but most do not, and honestly, many times the DIY attempts make our job more difficult.
Like anything else, the Internet offers lots of advice of how to get rid of raccoons. Below are a list of quick homeowner-fixes we often encounter that have not worked.
Many homeowners go to a local hardware store and buy a live trap. They think they will just bait the trap, set it out and capture their unwanted houseguest. This often complicates matters, and this is why you shouldn’t set a trap yourself:
FACT: In most states in the U.S., it is illegal for a homeowner who is not a licensed animal control professional or licensed hunter to trap a raccoon. Hunting and trapping regulations vary from state to state. In states where raccoon relocation is illegal, trapping raccoons may lead to criminal charges of animal cruelty!
Physical exclusion and prevention is your best choice when it comes to keeping raccoons out of your attic. If you need help with this, give Alpha Wildlife Knoxville a call at (865) 224-6555. We’ll fully inspect your home and provide a free assessment.
Make sure to choose the Knoxville raccoon removal experts you can count on – Alpha Wildlife! To learn more about our raccoon removal and prevention services in the greater Knoxville, TN area, follow us on Facebook, YouTube or call us at (865) 224-6555. Contact our raccoon control experts to learn more!
Alpha Wildlife offers raccoon removal in the Knoxville, TN area, including Alcoa, Clinton, Dandridge, Friendsville, Gatlinburg, Greenback, Kodak, Lenoir City, Maryville, Oak Ridge, Powell, Sevierville & Townsend.
This includes the following counties: Jefferson, Blount, Knox, Sevier, and Anderson. Call (865) 224-6555 now!
I had a terrible smell under my house and Alpha Wildlife came to my house the same day! They put traps out and caught the skunks almost immediately. Alpha Wildlife sealed my house and cleaned my crawl space. It looks brand new! I highly recommend!
We had a terrible smell in our bathroom that we assumed was a dead animal. Obviously, we needed help ASAP! I called and were able to get someone on the phone right away and they came out very quickly. They found the issue and were finished in less than 20 minutes! Excellent service! I would highly recommend.
Worked with us and helped us once we realized we had animals living in our attic. In total they removed 3 raccoons and 2 opossums. All the entry holes were sealed. Great service. I highly recommend.
I called Alpha Wildlife and within an hour they came out and took care of the issue in minutes with ease. They were very professional and had awesome customer service. I will be sure to recommend to everyone I know that might have unwanted guest in or around their home!