Raccoon Removal

Raccoons are one of the most common wildlife in the southeastern part of the United States. These nuisance pests are known for their adaptability, agility, and strength. Hence, they quickly break into the attic to build their nest and raise their litter, and steal food from the trash cans and garden, among several other shenanigans. The presence of raccoons on a property can quickly become a nightmare for a homeowner because of the damage they cause.

Do you have a nuisance raccoon on your property?

 Have you tried everything you can to get rid of it but all to no avail? Quickly contact us at Metro Wildlife and Pest Control to implement a long-lasting solution to your raccoon infestation problem. 

Read on to learn about our effective raccoon removal process. But first things first: Why are there raccoons on your property?

Just like several nuisance species, raccoons are attracted to your property for the promise of food and shelter. 

  • Food

As omnivores, raccoons eat a wide variety of food. From that leftover pizza in the trash to those ripe fruits in the garden, raccoons can feast on anything foody on your property. Hence, easy access to food is bound to attract raccoons.

  • Shelter

Humans aren’t the only ones that love a comfy place to rest. Raccoons use living spaces like the attic and under the house to build their nests. Asides from the comfort these spaces provide, they also provide safety from predators and proximity to food. 

Common signs of a raccoon infestation

Do you know you have a wildlife problem, but you’re not sure what animal you’re dealing with? Here are some of the tell-tale signs of a raccoon infestation. 

  • Droppings

Raccoon droppings are tubular and blunt-ended. While their droppings are generally dark, their color depends on what the raccoon has recently eaten. Raccoon droppings look like undigested dog droppings with visible undigested seeds and other food items.

  • Scratch mark

It is not uncommon for raccoons to leave significant marks with their sharp claws around their vicinity. If you notice scratch marks on your trashcans or entry points in your building, you might be dealing with a raccoon infestation. 

  • Sounds

Raccoons make several sounds, including purring, growling, whimpering, chittering, etc. Hearing these strange noises from your attic, chimney, or under your house may signify a raccoon infestation.

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July 31, 2022
Naomi Nimmo
Naomi Nimmo
They kept me up to date with either a phone call or text or email promptly. Caleb was very knowledgeable and shared his knowledge with me in terms that were easy to understand. He was very personable and considerate and nice. He kept in touch with me after the initial visit and returned 3 times to make sure everything was complete to my satisfaction. Highest recommendation for the entire company.
Theresa Camlin
Theresa Camlin
Prompt, professional and friendly. They got the job done!
Teairra Gibbs
Teairra Gibbs
I’m so pleased with Metro Wildlife and Pest Control services. Both techs were professional and got the job done. Thanks again!
Pat Haggerty
Pat Haggerty
Very helpful and knowledgeable
Isabel Bryan
Isabel Bryan
One important differentiating factor for going with a smaller company vs larger chain is that we had the same technician come out every time during the removal and installation process. Caleb was great, informative and thorough. We appreciate their service.
Sandy Hatton
Sandy Hatton
From the initial call and thought the trapping process, each associate was professional, kind and prompt. I appreciate the time and efforts Metro took to keep me informed and educated. I will recommend Metro to all of my friends and neighbors. Thank you! And …good bye armadillos
Jim Rugg
Jim Rugg
Caleb was very professional and all work was completed in a timely and efficient manner.
Mike Schwartz
Mike Schwartz
Caleb is very knowlegeable about his job, polite, communicative about actions taken, respectful of property. We're confident that our rat/raccoon problem has been eradicated. If we have any future issues we'd definitely ask for Caleb to step in and handle it!
Tori McCaffrey
Tori McCaffrey
Caleb was amazing to work with. He was very knowledgeable and punctual. He has great professionalism and I was very happy with his work.

Wildlife Removal Services We Offer

Metro Wildlife and Pest is a full-service wildlife control, removal and remediation company. If your home or property has been taken over by unwanted pests, we will use the most humane animal removal methods possible and provided home exclusion to ensure they don’t come back.

Bat Removal

Bats may be beneficial for the ecosystem, but that doesn’t mean they need to live in your attic! We can provide home exclusion to remove and relocate bats with ease.

Rat Removal Charleston

Rat Removal

Rats love to be around humans, where the food is plentiful. If you have rats in your home, it’s important to have wildlife control services as soon as possible.

Raccons Removal

Raccoons are scavengers that like to make their nests in attics, sheds, and other human dwellings. Conventional animal trappers may unnecessarily harm them

Squirrel Removal

Squirrels may be cute, but they can create quite a mess. If you have squirrels nesting in your attic, our wildlife removal service can take care of them quickly.

Dangers of raccoons

Raccoons are very destructive creatures, and some of the dangers they pose include:

  1. Damages to buildings as they chew on wood, rip off wires, and insulations.
  2. Pollution of the environment with their droppings and bodily fluids
  3. Threat to pets and humans
  4. Risk of several diseases like rabies and raccoon parvoviral enteritis
  5. Noise pollution due to the annoying sounds they make. 

Raccoon Removal Process

At Metro Wildlife and Pest Control, we have helped thousands of clients in South Carolina get rid of raccoons. Here are some essential things to know about raccoon removal.

To get rid of raccoons, you first need to identify and get rid of what’s attracting them. This involves cutting access to easy food and ensuring your property is uninhabitable by raccoons. Some tips to bear in mind include:


  1. Ensure you secure your trash cans properly
  2. Take pet food indoors, especially at night.
  3. Raccoon-proof your garden
  4. Repair all vulnerable entry spots. 

Next, you need to understand the extent of the raccoon infestation problem. Where is the animal residing? How is it getting in? It becomes easy to create a practical and effective removal strategy with this information.

There are several ways to deal with a raccoon infestation. The best option will be dependent on your unique circumstances. Some of the most common approaches include:

  1. Exclusion device

This approach is best if you have only one raccoon in your attic. It involves sealing all entry holes except one. The exclusion device is installed in the last hole. Once the animal leaves through the hole, it cannot get back in. 

  1. Trapping and relocation

If you have a mother raccoon with her kits in your attic, exclusion may be unwise because you risk separating the mother from her kits. But with trapping, you can use the kits as bait to lure the mother into the trap and relocate them altogether. 

  1. Repellents

Repellents like cayenne pepper and mothballs are known to have moderate success in keeping raccoons away. 

After getting rid of the raccoon, it’s essential to get rid of their droppings and urine and thoroughly disinfect the entire space to kill pathogens. What’s more, all damages done by the animals need to be repaired to preserve the structural integrity of the building.

Trust Metro Wildlife and Pest Control for Raccoon Removal

If you live in South Carolina, and you’re dealing with a raccoon problem, contact us today to end your worries.