Although raccoons are blessed with cute little black masks and ringed tails, you wouldn’t believe the amount of damage raccoons have the ability to cause in your home. Raccoons are nocturnal animals, so you will probably hear them running around while you are trying to rest. If you are wondering if you have a raccoon living with you, some of the signs that these ring-tailed critters may have taken up residence in your home include the following:
- Damage to your lawn from raccoons digging up grubs
- Damage to attic insulation
- Damage to the wiring in the home
- Scurrying sounds in the chimney, attic, or crawl space
- Damage to the shingles, fascia, soffits, and vents of your home
Raccoons are known to carry a host of diseases and other parasites that can be easily transferred to humans. If you suspect a raccoon problem, call us today to have a technician come out to your home.
Waiting for the Technician
While you are waiting for the technician to arrive at your home (you won’t have to wait long), make sure you do not try to play the hero by attempting to catch the offending raccoon. Raccoons are notoriously feisty creatures and they will not be nice to you if you try to catch, corner, or otherwise bother them.
While it is not a good idea for you to try to engage with a raccoon, your friendly Critter Control technician will arrive and be able to properly and safely locate and contain the raccoon or raccoons that are unwanted guests and then relocate them to a more suitable location.
Raccoons can create quite a bit of damage during their occupation. Your technician can work with you to clean up and repair the damage left behind after the raccoons are relocated.