804-621-7450 We run a professional wildlife removal business operating in Mechanicsville, Virginia. We service the whole Richmond metropolitan area, and do much of our work in Mechanicsville. We are a full-service
Mechanicsville animal trapping and removal company. We specialize in wildlife only, and are not like a regular Mechanicsville pest control company or Mechanicsville exterminator. We use humane methods to
solve wild animal problems in Virginia. We solve the root of the problem, by performing home repairs to keep animals out, and preventative measures in addition to critter trapping
and removal. We offer a variety of services, from animal damage repair to waste cleanup, dead animal removal and odor control, and more. We handle several nuisance wildlife
species, including squirrels, raccoons, snakes, skunks, and opossums. We also perform bat removal and bird control services, and rodent control, including poison-free mouse and
rat removal. Give us a call any time at 804-621-7450 to discuss your Mechanicsville animal control issue, and to schedule a fast appointment.
Mechanicsville wildlife control tip of the month:
SHOULD I FEED A BABY RACCOON I FOUND?
What if you find an abandoned raccoon? They are not exactly wild animals but at some point
are rabid. Raccoons are curious, smart and Mechanicsville animal control agile which makes raccoon-human encounter very
common. If you have found an orphaned and injured raccoon don’t just jump to feed them up
thinking they are hungry or orphan. Put it in a Mechanicsville animal control big basket around that area and wait till
mother raccoon comes searching her baby.
Few things you need to make sure before taking any stepsare:
• Mother raccoon is returning within 8 – 12 hours or not.
• Is the raccoon injured?
• Try to guess its age looking at the size and how much she weighs.
• Is the raccoon dehydrated?
The first reaction when you encounter a hungry or orphaned baby raccoon abandoned by her
mom may be to feed milk, but stop please don’t. Most of the animals cannot digest cow’s milk.
It can cause death of the wild baby Mechanicsville pest control animal due to diarrhea. But before feeding anything it’s
very important to ensure that the baby’s body core temperature is at an acceptable level. As
they have subnormal body temperatures due to very Mechanicsville pest control little hair and the surface area is greater
than the per gram weight they lose warmth of their body faster. If the raccoon that you gave
shelter is tiny and weak not able to move to a comfortable temperature, then keep the baby in
a warm, dark place until the baby has stabilized Mechanicsville wildlife removal warming slowly. Warming too fast in a hurry to
feed can cause organ failure and they can meet death. Hence before giving them anything orally
please make sure they are warm.
If the raccoon is dehydrated never feed milk or the Mechanicsville wildlife removal formulas, it can lead to death sentence because
dehydrated body of the raccoon is not capable of digesting anything. If it is severe dehydration Vet
is needed to give subcutaneous injection of fluid through Mechanicsville animal trapping an IV, you can locate one local vet or can
call the local animal control agencies.
In case of mild dehydration you can give the hydration formula of 1 pint of boiled water to that add
sugar, salt and give orally every 3 hours or else diluted Mechanicsville animal trapping pedialyte every hour works fine for baby
raccoons. Once the baby is calm and accept hydration you can start with the recommended formulas which
are KMR (kitten Mechanicsville exterminator Milk Replacer) or Esbilac. For normal baby raccoons the formula should be heated to body
temperature before feeding and for the first four weeks they should be feed 5 times a day of 4 ounce size.
But if it is a juvenile raccoon they can be Mechanicsville exterminator given soft gruel or uncooked corn and carrot. But hey folks
remember an adult raccoon is an omnivorous and opportunistic eater!
To learn more about our Mechanicsville pest animal removal services, visit the Richmond animal trapping and removal home page or give us a call at 804-621-7450.