Raccoon Removal Project In Arcadia
Arcadia is known for being in the middle of nowhere. There is nothing more common in the middle of nowhere, FL than wild hogs! Well, when our VP Christy Norris, asked me to head to Arcadia for the day, I figured she was going to say the word “hog”. Thankfully it was just a family that was in need of raccoon removal.
Once I pulled up, the family was standing in front of their house pointing to the garage. I could tell they looked very concerned and anxious to get rid of this problem. Raccoons are among the most common of the nuisance animals we are called to relocate from properties. Raccoons are also the most common animal in Florida to be carrying rabies.
Raccoons Were Hold Up In The Garage
The family had no knowledge of how the mother raccoon and her babies got into their garage, but they did know they wanted them out asap! After carefully moving some stuff around in the garage, allowing space to work with the animals, I was able to box in the mother raccoon in the corner of the garage. I was then safely able to gather the four small baby raccoons and place them in a secure cage together. Once the mother was finally trapped, I also placed her in my truck for removal. While talking to the family and explaining that the space was safe to return too, I noticed something in the tree beside their house. Fifteen feet up in the tree was a large honeycomb nest which was occupied by some bees. I pointed it out to the family and offered my service to remove that as well. Once they agreed, I was able to rid them of a family of raccoons, and remove a large nest of bees that could be harmful to them while in their yard.
Not A Good For Bees And Raccoons
It ended up being the most productive one stop service call I’ve ever had while working here. The raccoons had been relocated, the bees were removed as a threat to nearby humans, and the family was thrilled to go about their day.