DIY vs Professional Raccoon Removal: Which is the Safer Option?

Raccoons are cute and furry, but they can also be a nuisance and a danger to your property. They are notorious for causing damage to homes, gardens, and even cars. If you suspect that you have a raccoon problem, you might be wondering whether you should try to remove them yourself or call in the professionals. In this article, we will explore both options and help you decide which one is the safer choice.

DIY Raccoon Removal

Removing raccoons on your own might seem like a good idea at first. After all, it’s cheaper than hiring a professional and can give you a sense of accomplishment. However, there are some important things to consider before attempting DIY raccoon removal.

Firstly, raccoons can be carriers of diseases such as rabies. If you’re not properly equipped or trained to handle them safely, you could put yourself at risk of being bitten or scratched. Furthermore, if the raccoon is sick or injured it may behave unpredictably which makes it even more dangerous.

Secondly, removing raccoons on your own may not actually solve the problem. Often times when homeowners attempt to remove raccoons themselves they only succeed in scaring them off temporarily. The raccoons may return later with their entire family in tow causing even more damage than before.

Professional Raccoon Removal

Hiring a professional wildlife removal company for raccoon removal might cost more initially but it’s always the safer option in the long run.

Professional wildlife removal companies have trained technicians who know how to safely handle wild animals like raccoons without putting themselves or others at risk of injury or disease transmission.

Additionally, professionals use humane methods that do not harm the animal while still ensuring that they will not return to your property again in search of food and shelter.


After raccoons have been removed from your property, it’s important to take preventative measures to ensure they don’t return. This includes sealing up any entry points such as holes in the roof or siding and removing any food sources that may be attracting them.

It’s also important to keep your property free of debris and clutter which can provide hiding places for raccoons. Regularly trimming tree branches away from your home can also help keep raccoons from climbing onto your roof.


In conclusion, when it comes to raccoon removal, hiring a professional is always the safer option. Attempting to remove them on your own can not only put you at risk of injury or disease transmission but may not even solve the problem in the long run. Prevention methods should also be taken into consideration to ensure that raccoons don’t return and cause more damage in the future.

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