Pest Control for Raccoons

Once a raccoon is in your home, attic, garage, or place of business, so are the insects that are attracted to them. There are also bugs that root around in and cohabitate with raccoon feces. These bugs are not likely to take over your home, but can bite you and cause both discomfort and rashes.

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Raccoons can carry ticks and other bugs into the home

Types of Raccoon Bugs

Bugs that live on raccoons are similar to the types of bugs that can live on your dog or cat. Fleas, ticks, and mites are not uncommon, and if you have a raccoon in your home, they can easily spread to your household pets. Keeping your yard free from these pests is as easy as spraying a consumer grade pest product on your lawn once a month. If you have a serious infestation of any of these insects, you should call a professional pest control service in your local area.

How to Exterminate Raccoon Bugs

Raccoon bugs normally leave when the raccoons do. This is in part due to the fact that they live on raccoons primarily and don't seak out other animals, but also due to the sanitation process performed by wildlife removal technicians after a raccoon removal. In any case, you'll want to make sure that they are gone for good, and do what you can to exterminate any bugs left behind by raccoons.

Hiring a Pest Control Company

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Raccoons can carry ticks and other bugs into the home

It's important that you hire a pest control company that is familiar with the cleanup after a raccoon removal. They will know what chemicals have already been used on the affected areas so that you are not paying twice for the same service. They will also know what types of pesticides to use on the raccoon bugs to get rid of them the first time.

Bites from Raccoon Bugs

These bites may swell up and cause irritation. However, a bite from a raccoon bug is not life-threatening in most cases. If it raises and becomes an absess within 24 hours, consult a medical care professional and keep the bite clean. Covering the bite and using anti-septic is also a good idea. More often than not, these bites heal completely within a week.

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