Should I Poison a Raccoon in My House?

The continued expansion of commercial and residential properties in the West Palm Beach area means animals like raccoons are forced to find new habitats as the forests and nature they call home are encroached on. Critters often try to take refuge in the very buildings that replaced their natural habitats, which can cause a variety of problems. As annoying as they may be, you should never poison a raccoon to get rid of them.

Why You Should Steer Clear of Poison

Poison is neither a humane or legal way to rid a property of raccoons, and contrary to popular belief, it isn’t effective either. Using poison in your home creates a hazard for children who may accidentally consume it. Poisons don’t take effect immediately either, so a raccoon has time to move to another part of your home or property before it dies, making it difficult to find before it starts to decompose and smell.

In nearly every situation, traps can be used to safely remove raccoons from a property, which is a much more humane option than killing them with poison. In fact, Florida Law bans the use of poison on a raccoon when it enters your home. For best results, always hire a professional who understands the ins and outs of nuisance wildlife regulations to ensure a job well done.

Professional Raccoon Control

Using poison to try and control raccoon populations on your property is not only illegal, it’s downright reckless and irresponsible. You should always defer to a professional animal removal service like Critter Control®. Over the years, we have developed methods of humane raccoon removal which are guaranteed to get the job done correctly.

Call us today at 561-274-0224 for your free consultation.