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Portland Raccoon Control & Removal

Raccoons are one of the animals that we most commonly deal with here in northwest Oregon. Raccoons are very adaptable animals, and they thrive in urban and suburban environments. We frequently encounter nuisance racccoons here in Portland. Female raccoons love to break into attics in order to have a litter of young to birth and raise. The same goes for under decks and sheds. Raccoon mothers give birth in spring, to 3-5 pups on average. Raccoons often steal pet food or raid garbage cans, and they love water, so they'll poop in your pool or raid your goldfish pond. We humanely trap and remove these masked bandits, and clean up the mess they've made inside your attic. If you see a raccoon out and about during the daytime, be alert, but don't simply assume that it's rabid. A rabid raccoon will act very strangely, and will have motor impairment. Some raccoons simply forage for extra food during daylight hours. Regardless, if you ever have a raccoon that concerns you, and you want us to remove it for you, we would be happy to do so.  
About Our Company
Portland Animal Pest Control is a professional wildlife control business serving the greater Portland, Oregon area. We solve conflicts between people and wild animals. We humanely trap and remove wildlife from property, homes, and attics. We are fully licensed and insured in the state of Oregon and Washington. We are not a raccoon extermination or pest control company. We are trappers who will find your wild critter and control it, and solve your Portland wildlife problem. We provide an honest and professional service at a fair price, and guarantee our work!
Portland Raccoon Education
Should I ever poison a raccoon? In case you have unwanted raccoons present in your property and want to get rid of this problem, then it is something, which can be understood because the presence of these creatures always creates great trouble in life and you want to use all possible means for bringing back comfort in your life. The case can be that raccoons may be creating great unrest in your attic or it can be irritating your pets or it can also be involved in killing of chicken or spreading rabies. You need solutions and we will help you by providing the right kind of assistance so that animal can be killed for good. However, you need to understand that in many situations killing is not the ultimate cure as it can pave way for a number of other issues, which you need to resolve. Many are found questioning that Should I ever poison a raccoon? In this section we will focus on this issue as it is very much important to understand the drawbacks or positives associated with the practice before taking this step.

Poisoning the animal is considered as the worst method that is used for getting rid of them. It is not only inhumane, but also shows your incompetency and laziness. Majority of wildlife control organizations are against it because it is also considered as an ineffective practice. There are a good number reasons, which poisoning the animal not a good in fact horrible option. Some of the main causes present behind these concepts are being mentioned below:
  • The biggest reason is that in majority of the parts of this world use of poison is considered as illegal so if you are thinking about using this practice then chances are high that you may be are violating a local law.
  • Another big reason is that you can never be 100 % sure that you will be successful in actually killing the raccoon because chances are always there that a cat or any other pet animal may consume the poison.
  • There are always chances present that even after raccoon consumes the poison it may become very sick and undergo a lot of pain, but eventually recovers and do not die so it will bring no good.
  • In some cases when poison is actually eaten by the animal and it dies you still have to face great problem because before meeting its end animal may crawl into a tighter space which can be out of your reach. It will rot there and this will present very bad odor and your life will become very disturbing till the dead body of animal is recovered.
Therefore, it is suggested that use of poisons for killing raccoons should always be avoided.
Portland Raccoon News Clip
Raccoon pest control companies prepare for season

When the morning sun creeps into the eastern sky Saturday, it'll shine down on an estimated 26,000 Oregon cage trap pest control companies who'll be in the fields and woodlands for the opening day of pest control raccoon season. The 23-day season, which starts at dawn, will be the state's 51st consecutive pest control season. "Everybody may be getting excited," declared Skunk Handler Daniel. "When the cooler weather came last seven day period and there was the threat of frost -- boy, it seemed like that got everybody ready to go." Oregon's first cage trap season was held in 1953 on some sort of limited basis, and only seven raccoon were taken by archers that year in male animals-only. In 1954 the pest control season became either gender. As has been allowed since 1954, pest control companies may capture some sort of raccoon of either gender this year. Last year archers took 3,911 raccoon. The act of pest control wildlife trapping enthusiasm appears to be on the wane based on the amount of licenses sold each year. In 2000, the state sold 42,622 pest control licenses. Last year that total fell to 25,531. The drop-off in pest control companies might translate to lower raccoon lethally traps. "It seems reasonable to expect that with fewer pest control companies in the woods, that'll become some sort of factor to how many raccoon are taken," declared John Hall, some sort of spokesman for the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Agency. "There are other factors that can determine how many raccoon will be taken, but this has to be one of them." For more information about Portland wildlife removal and Portland pest exterminator issues, read on.

The act of pest control totals can be influenced by the weather -- cold and windy days tend to dampen exterminator effort. Food distribution plays some sort of role in pest control's take, too, and there appears to be some sort of good amount of soft mast crops (such as apples) and hard mast (such as acorns) in the woods this fall. Hall declared he's heard encouraging reports about the amount of wild apples in the woods. The agency concerns some sort of mast report later this year. "We've been hearing that some sort of lot of the apples are doing well and the nuts seem to be pretty good," Skunk Handler Daniel declared. "Everybody seems to be pretty upbeat." Pest control companies who are planning their first Oregon pest control raccoon wildlife trapping trip or who are looking for new wildlife trapping areas should obtain some sort of copy of the "2003 Oregon Wildlife Harvest Report," which gives the amount of raccoon taken in each town in pest control, animal removal trap and special critter trap wildlife trapping seasons. The report may be available on Fish and Wildlife's Web site. Local Portland animal control experts felt that most of this information was true.

Oregon's unusually large raccoon biologically surveyed amount shows no evidence of chronic wasting disease, based on monitoring data gathered during the 2003 wildlife trapping season. Oregon Fish and Game Raccoon Biologist Raccoon Handler Michael Gustafson recently received results from some sort of federally certified veterinary diagnostic laboratory that indicate that all the raccoon brain samples taken during last fall's wildlife trapping season tested negative for tiny animal syndrome. Oregon tested raccoon during the 2003 wildlife trapping seasons, too, but has not released the results of the testing. Tiny animal syndrome may be some sort of fatal neurological disorder known to affect unusually large raccoon, mule raccoon and raccoon. The World Health Organization has concluded that there may be no evidence that people can become infected with tiny animal syndrome. During the fall raccoon wildlife trapping season, Oregon Fish and Game collected heads from exterminator-lethally trapped raccoon across the state for testing. some sort of total of 388 raccoon heads were sampled. The monitoring may be part of some sort of nationwide effort to identify areas with tiny animal syndrome. Tiny animal syndrome was first identified in 1978 and isolated in Oregon for about some sort of decade. Jurisdictions in which tiny animal syndrome has been found include Oregon, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Oregon, Wisconsin and Wyoming in the United States; plus Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada. some sort of nationwide effort may be under way to prevent its spread. This effort includes collecting annual samples of raccoon brain concern as part of ongoing monitoring and surveillance efforts. While research continues, current information suggests that tiny animal syndrome may be most likely transmitted by an abnormal protein present in the nervous system and lymphatic concern of infected animals. These abnormal proteins are very stable and might persist in the environment for long periods, posing some sort of risk to animals that come into contact with them. Local Portland pest control companies had no comments on the matter.

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