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Raccoon Removal Costs

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Raccoon removal services will help eradicate pest problems in your home or garage involving raccoons. Because of the nature of wildlife regulations, removing raccoons and other critters requires special training and methods that must be used for safe, effective extrication and relocation. There are many factors that will impact how much you pay for removal services, including what type of pest you have and the severity of the infestation.

It generally costs more to remove dead animals than live ones when they have died in walls or other hard-to-reach areas. It may also cost more for raccoon removal because they are more difficult to trap or remove and even just due to their size. The number of visits required to release and reset traps will also impact how much you spend.

Raccoon removal: including inspection and full removal, as well as optional preventive and cleanup services.

Item Unit Cost
Live trap $80-$110 per trap/raccoon
Initial inspection $75-$100 per inspection
Removal of dead raccoons $275-$300 per animal
Removal of nests $500 per nest
Exclusion barrier installation $10-$20 per linear foot
Cleanup and sanitization: professional. $500 per service
Damage repair: drywall, insulation, HVAC systems, etc. $100-$1,000 per repair
Total Cost $155-$2,100


Other considerations and costs

  • Raccoons are full of diseases and commonly known to be infested with fleas and ticks. Although it can be expensive, professional cleanup after remediation is recommended for all raccoon infestations.
  • Some companies may charge a fee for each revisit rather than charging by the service. This fee will be comparable to the initial inspection fee, or slightly higher, depending on the work being done.
  • Some companies only handle raccoon removal, not remediation or cleanup. To save costs, consider working with a pest control service that takes care of all elements of the infestation, so you’re only paying one rate for labor and service.
  • Some repairs required may be covered by a home insurance policy. Check this out before you pay for services out of your own pocket.
  • This process involves the relocation of live animals. It is illegal to poison raccoons and exterminators will only remove dead animals that are already present. Live animal extermination always costs more because it is a bigger process.

DIY considerations

  • In some states, it is illegal to use lethal traps or home traps on raccoons. It’s best to check with animal control, but raccoon removal should really be left to the professionals for best results.
  • DIY stores and home improvement retailers sell repellents and other deterrents, but most have proven ineffective at best due to the resilient nature of raccoons.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
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Cost by city

  • New York, NY$1,767
  • Bronx, NY$1,452
  • Brooklyn, NY$1,210
  • Philadelphia, PA$1,510
  • Washington, DC$1,310
  • Atlanta, GA$1,185
  • Miami, FL$1,078
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$1,129
  • Minneapolis, MN$1,325
  • Chicago, IL$1,543
  • Houston, TX$1,592
  • San Antonio, TX$1,069
  • Austin, TX$1,210
  • Denver, CO$1,022
  • Phoenix, AZ$1,079
  • Las Vegas, NV$1,184
  • Los Angeles, CA$1,334
  • San Diego, CA$1,210
  • San Jose, CA$1,462
  • Seattle, WA$1,070

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