ABL Wildlife has years of experience providing humane, ethical, and
effective Raccoon Removal and Opossum Removal wildlife solutions.
Portland Raccoon & Opossum Removal Experience you can Trust
Our raccoon removal services occur as on the spot raccoon removal, the setup of humane live
capture devices, or the construction of an eviction system. Often people classify our services as "trapping services" instead of
wildlife removal services, so for the sake of simplicity we will utilize that language here; however, we are much more than that!
Our number one goal is to make your home and property safe for you, your family, and your pets.
Raccoon removal (trapping) is best handled by trained and experienced professionals.
Trapping attempts or other attempts at raccoon removal by homeowners is not only against state law in both Oregon and Washington, but
it can also result in the transmission of diseases or injury to person and property.
Raccoons can carry numerous diseases including distemper, toxoplasmosis, encephalitis,
roundworm, and tuberculosis as well as playing
host to parasites like ticks, lice, and fleas.The spread of disease is yet another reason why "trapping" them requires a trained
professional with the right equipment.
How do you know if you're a candidate for our raccoon trapping or raccoon removal? Sometimes
their entry points can be challenging to find!
Common Portland raccoon issues include, but are not limited to:
Raccoons living underneath a home or deck
Female Raccoons Nesting
Property Damage i.e. outbuildings, doors, cat doors, etc.
Garden and Lawn Destruction
But here are a few more specific indicators that you might need raccoon removal (trapping):
4" or larger holes in foundation vents (The vents around the bottom of the outside of your home)
4" or larger holes in attic, soffit, or eave vents (The screens below the roof, at the top of the siding)
Feces near the base of trees or under decks.
Small holes in the lawn, missing tufts of grass, or strips of sod peeled back.
Raccoon offspring noises can be heard and described as "chatter"
The Opossum shares a few behaviors with the Raccoon and their presence can at times be
confused for one another. Behaviors the Raccoon and Opossum share are as follows: they both frequently gain entry to homes via
foundation vents or cat doors, damage property, and host a variety of diseases. Possum removal can be risky, the spread of disease
is yet another reason why "trapping" wildlife requires a trained professional with the right equipment.
One common myth is that Opossum are a major rabies carrier, they are not! Another common
misconception is that Opossum is spelled "Possum." However diseases the Opossum CAN spread to humans are, tuberculosis,
toxoplasmosi, trichomoniasis, coccidiosis, salmonella, yellow fever, spotted fever,
tularemia, chagas disease, herpes virus, leptospirosis and they can host raccoon roundworm as well. While they do consume ticks as
part of their food source, they aren't any less of a parasite carrier. In short, Opossum trapping and/or possum removal services are
necessary when one of these critters shows up in your living space.
The Opossum is not only an invasive species it's also North America's only marsupial,
therefore its offspring remain attached to them for a longer period. It's not uncommon to see a female opossum with a myriad of
baby opossum clinging to her back. The sight of a female opossum hissing, with a back covered in baby opossum can be quite
intimidating and often leads to a hasty search for wildlife removal services like us!
When a female has a pouch or back full of offspring, she becomes more aggressive towards
other animals and humans. Opossum removal (trapping) and/or possum removal is always best handled by trained and experienced professionals.
Trapping attempts or other attempts at opossum removal by
homeowners is not only against state law in both Oregon and Washington, but it can also result in the transmission of diseases or
injury to person and property.
Are you still unsure where to find entry points or species of animal causing damage? Don't
worry about it, that's what wildlife removal services such as ours are here for! ABL Wildlife will identify, wildlife species,
access points, damage, and potential future entry points upon initial inspection. ABL Wildlife is here for you as critter control
you can trust, we have a solution for you, whether it be in one of our trapping programs, our eviction systems, or our ability to
seal your home from wildlife.
Serving the Oregon communities of:
Portland, Tigard, Tualatin, Milwaukie, Beaverton, Troutdale, Gresham,
Lake Oswego, West Linn, Happy Valley, Damascus, & Scappoose.
"She took care of my raccoon problem!!! She is very affordable and i knew everything she was going to do. She is super
nice and will work with you for almost any pest problem! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."
Emily B. - Portland, OR