Raccoon removal costs can vary depending on several factors. Pricing depends on the extent of damage the animals have caused and accessibility. Typically raccoon removal costs vary between $270 and $500. The base fees cover the installation of the one way door to allow animals to exit. However the cost of getting a raccoon out of your attic can increase based on how many entry points need to be addressed. However, every job is different no single raccoon removal job is the same.
The presence of unwanted raccoons in a home can be very unnerving to homeowners. They cause extensive property damage, breaking through soffits or roof vents. Once inside the property damage can prove to be even more unpleasant as the raccoon may have damaged large parts of the inside of the attic, including tearing all the duct work, the insulation off of piping, or removing or trampling insulation. In addition to that if the raccoon has been defecating or urinating in the attic, the residual matter will need to be cleaned up and professionally disinfected given it’s toxicity to humans. This can all seem very overwhelming to the consumer, and the whole idea of “How much is this all going to cost?” can be quite distressing.
When an animal has entered the home, the standard process is to install a one way door which allows the animals to exit but not reenter. Once the door has been installed and the animal has left, the door must be removed and the initial entry point sealed up to make sure the target animal(s) do not return. Most companies will offer standard pricing for the installation, often including the cost of the exterior inspection. The fee should typically range between $275 and $325, however depending on the height or accessibility that can vary. Even if raccoons can burrow under a deck the price for the one way door should not fluctuate.
Getting raccoons out of an attic is a multi stage process, involving several steps to properly diagnose and formulate a solution. First off an exterior inspection must be performed, and should the raccoon have entered during baby season an attic inspection would also be necessary to verify the existence of babies and to remove them if necessary. As these processes take time there is inevitably a cost attached to them by the wildlife removal company that has been hired. The fee typically associated varies between $95 – $225 depending on the length of the inspection and the work that must be performed.
Another cost to be aware of are other points of entry that the animal may be able to access. Even if the one way door is attached to the entry point, other areas of accessibility must be addressed as well if they exist. These can vary from reinforcing soffits, installing roof vent covers or trenching a deck. Although some companies may have custom made products for certain features on houses, you should typically be expecting a cost of about $15/foot.
The most important factors to consider when hiring a wildlife company is that fixed costs are rare, and ultimately you get what you pay for. The cheapest alternative can often be a short term solution to a long term problem, which can end up costing you more money down the line. Be aware of the pricing when hiring a wildlife removal company, make sure they warranty their work and think of the cost as a long term investment in your piece of mind.