raccoon control

Raccoons are easily identified by the masklike markings they have on their face and by their bushy tails. They look cute, but they can cause a lot of damage to your property and also will bite people if they feel threatened. Because they have very dexterous paws, they can lift lids off garbage can, open other lids on containers and sometimes even open doors by turning door knobs. A racoon will eat about anything from nuts, fruits, plants and meat. They have sharp teeth which are made for chewing and tearing, so a raccoon bite can be dangerous. If you are having problems with raccoons, call your professional pest control company; don’t deal with a raccoon problem on your own.

Facts about General Pest Control

  • We are a family owned business
  • We are dedicated to our customers
  • We have 15 years of extermination experience
  • Our employees are highly trained and experienced exterminators


Raccoons are considered dangerous, not just because of the damage they cause; or by the bite that they may inflect. Raccoons can carry diseases as well as the parasites on their bodies. Diseases that raccoons are known to be associated with are:

  • Lyme disease
  • Rabies
  • Tick paralysis
  • Typhus
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Bubonic plague

Raccoons are not normally aggressive unless they feel threatened. When they are threatened, they will defend themselves; especially if they have young around them. If your pet defends your property against one, your pet could be badly hurt in a fight. A nickname of the racoon is “dog killer.”


When raccoons are on your property, it can be stressful and frustrating. By calling a professional pest control company though, your problem will be solved. General Pest Control will send a pest management professional who will go over the ways to prevent raccoons from showing up on your property. Also, we will use traps and bait to capture the raccoons that are causing problems.

If you have a raccoon problem in the Wesley Hills, NY area, or the surrounding Rockland County area; call us today.

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