Raccoon Removal & Control

Raccoons are highly adaptable animals making them well suited for urban environments. Adults commonly reach 2.5 feet in length and weigh up to 25 lbs. Raccoon infestations include females tearing into attics, roofs, chimney chases or crawl spaces to have their litters. Litters of 3-7 “kits” are born in the early spring (April-May). Kits remain with the mother up to one year. During this time mother raccoons are very protective of their young.

Raccoon nesting habits are destructive to insulation, siding, roofing or wherever they choose to nest. Raccoons can destroy lawns, especially newly placed sod, in search of grubs. They are also voracious feeders of fish (koi or goldfish) in ponds. Raccoons will establish latrines. Raccoons are carriers of certain diseases; the most common in the PNW being raccoon roundworm making raccoon removal especially important.

FAQ

Q: What is a “Wildlife Control Operator” or “WCO”?

A: A Wildlife Control Operator (or “WCO”) has a license from the Department of Fish and Wildlife that allows them trap, capture, and remove unclassified wildlife or small game from private property.

Q: What are your fees?

A: Service fees vary greatly depending on the task at hand. Please call us to receive a quote over the phone. If the situation requires us to visit the site before offering a quote, we will tell you this during the initial call

Q: Do you trap and remove moles?

A: No, Initiative 713 banned the use of mole traps and our code of ethics prevents us from partaking in illegal activities. Anyone currently trapping moles is breaking the law.

Q: What do you do with the animals that you catch?

A: All nuisance wildlife control operators in the state of Washington are required by law to euthanize the animals caught on private property. Nuisance wildlife cannot be transported and relocated/released.

Q: Do you offer consultation services?

A: Yes. Please call us and we will gladly discuss the situation at hand.

Q: Are you licensed by the state?

A: Yes. We are licensed by the State of Washington and by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. We are also bonded and insured.

Q: Do you also control ants, spiders, scorpions, bugs and termites?

A: Yes, please call the pest control division of our company, Willard’s Pest Control at (425) 820-1980.

Q: Do you control problem birds?

A: Yes, please call our “sister company”, Bird Busters

Q: Is there anything you can do to help us get rid of the bats roosting above our porch, in the garage and in our home? We do not want them harmed.

A: Yes. We specialize in bat removal and keeping bats from roosting in and entering undesirable places. No bats are harmed during the process of removing bats from your home and property.

Q: We have something trapped in our attic/stove vent/fireplace. Can you get it out?

A: More than likely, yes. We commonly remove birds, rats, squirrels, raccoons and other animals from attics, crawlspaces, stove vents, fireplaces and other locations in homes, garages and sheds.

Q: Do you remove skunks?

A: Yes. We remove skunks from homes, sheds, garages, and anywhere else they are a nuisance.

Q: Do you remove dead wild animals from walls, attics, etc?

A: Yes. We can usually find and remove dead animals from inside structures. Please call for price quote.

Q: Can you pick up a dead animal from my yard or inside the house?

A: Yes. We offer dead animal removal and disposal services. Please call for price quote.

Q: Do you have anything to get rid of the smell from dead animals and skunks?

A: Yes. Please call us regarding the specifics of your odor removal needs.

About NW Nuisance

NNWC, established in 1985 is one of the oldest and most trusted wildlife animal control company serving the PNW. We specialize in live trapping, animal control, exclusion and clean up.

We are licensed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to manage a variety of wildlife problems that include: raccoons, squirrels, opossums, beavers, nutria, river otters, mountain beavers, bats, skunksbobcats, coyotes, and other animals. We specialize in live animal removal. NNWC serves both residential and commercial customers offering solutions tailored to meet your specific nuisance wildlife conflict needs.

Our trappers have Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Idaho in Wildlife Resources and University of Southern California in Environmental Science. Collectively we have over 50 year’s wildlife management experience. Whatever the wildlife conflict we have the experience, knowledge and skill to humanely and professionally solve your problem.

Call us at 425 820-7476 to talk about the raccoon removal process or you can email us at NNWC1985@willardspestcontrol.com