Outside, raccoons normally run away from humans, but inside your home or shed, they often become aggressive if they feel their babies are in harms way.
Since raccoons are nocturnal, it’s mostly at night that you will hear them. They make heavy, loud and dragging noises when walking around your attic and sound a lot larger than they are! People often think there is a person in their attic! Raccoons also make vocal noise such as growling and chattering. If their babies are living in your attic, you may hear them crying when their mother goes out to find food.
When you begin to hear noises, or see signs of a possible animal entry into your home, call our animal removal specialists serving the Oak Ridge TN area. Most people fear a one-on-one encounter with an unknown animal, and even docile animals can turn on you when they are cornered or feel threatened!
FACT: Female raccoons have a ‘mother instinct’ that is very strong. They will cause major damage in your home if they are separated from their kits (babies).
When you call Alpha Wildlife, a trained raccoon removal specialist will come out to your Oak Ridge area home or business to provide a complete inspection and prepare a free assessment for you. We typically provide same day service in the Oak Ridge area.
Most homeowners are shocked at the amount of damage just one raccoon can cause in their attic and homes. When confronted in confined spaces, such as your home, business or shed, raccoons can become very aggressive and destructive. Like humans, raccoons do not like to be backed into a corner! A raccoon can cause insulation damage, sheetrock damage, roof, shingle and other structural damage. Raccoons often defecate and urinate all over your attic insulation, which will need to be sanitized with special enzymes, then have soiled insulation replaced.
Alpha Wildlife Knoxville spends quality time on attic restorations because structural damage and insulation replacement need to be done correctly to keep your homes safe from issues that often arise from poorly done work, along with diseases carried by raccoons. Our raccoon removal and attic restoration specialists use special tools, equipment and gear to removal all traces of nuisance wildlife. Our goal is complete prevention, sanitization, and safety for you, your family and your pets.
Don’t take attic restoration lightly. Removing all traces of the raccoon infestation in your attic and sanitizing is vital to your health. We feel it is important to educate our customers on why this is so important, but the decision is yours to make. Remnants left behind by raccoons in your attic attract many animals, such as mice, rats, and flying squirrels.
A raccoon is the least desirable animal to have in your attic! Feel free to ask us any questions! We are trained on the habits of wildlife and have experience with many different situations and outcomes of previous work to attempt animal removal and prevention.
After adult raccoons are removed and search for litters of baby raccoons is concluded, we inspect your home, inside and out, for entry places. We fix and seal these entryways which will prevent other animals (mice, rats, flying squirrels) from entering your home in these same places.
Our experienced team repairs this structural damage with prevention top of mind. After raccoons have lived in your attic for any period of time, insulation damage is also expected. Raccoons usually defecate and urinate all over your attic and our raccoon removal specialists remove the soiled insulation and replace it.
You will notice that loose fill insulation has become matted with fecal and urine, and it is now compressed. Replacing insulation also gets rid of areas that raccoon diseases were left behind by raccoons running all around your attic. Diseases are carried on their paws and feces.
After getting rid of animal inhabitants in your attic, the final step is decontaminating your attic with special enzymes. Raccoon feces are often contaminated with roundworms, which are linked to several diseases. Harmful microbes from animal feces can become airborne and lead to life-threatening illnesses such as salmonellosis and leptospirosis.
Call our raccoon removal experts in the Oak Ridge area immediately if you hear sounds early in the morning or in the evening. Delaying this call can easily lead to costly damage, including wiring damage.
FACT: Raccoons are not picky about what they eat. They eat plants, bugs and will eat plants, bugs, and other small mammals, though they are omnivores. They love to share cat food with your cats left out overnight!
Make sure to choose the Oak Ridge raccoon removal experts you can count on – Alpha Wildlife! To learn more about raccoon removal and prevention in the Oak Ridge, TN area, follow us on Facebook or YouTube or call us at (865) 224-6555. Contact our raccoon control experts to learn more about raccoons in your attic, removal services, infestation & attic damage.
Alpha Wildlife offers raccoon removal in the greater Oak Ridge, TN area, including Alcoa, Clinton, Dandridge, Friendsville, Gatlinburg, Greenback, Kodak, Lenoir City, Maryville, Pigeon Forge, Powell, Sevierville, Townsend.
This includes the following counties: Jefferson, Blount, Knox, Sevier, and Anderson. Call (865) 224-6555 now!
We had a terrible smell in our bathroom that we assumed was a dead animal. We needed help ASAP! We 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!