Hearing noises in your walls? Is something heavy walking above or below your home? Did you see a raccoon on your roof? These are all signs a raccoon has taken up residence in your home. They’re also indicators that you should have an inspection to know for sure and get your remove the raccoons and get them under control before things get worse.
Raccoons don’t always live outside. All too often they are unwelcome tenants you never asked for and don’t want. It’s also stunning when you realize all the places raccoons can get into. Female raccoons will often choose crawl spaces, attics, or chimneys to birth their young.
They may be cute, but they are terrible pests. Aside from being dangerous and spreading germs—and potentially rabid—they can cause much damage to your property.
Here are some other signs of a raccoon problem:
- Droppings and urination stains
- TunnelsChewed insulation in attics and crawl spaces
- Bite marks on pipes
- Chewed electrical wiring
- Scratching and animal signs—especially at night
Raccoons are terrible tenants and house guests. Unfortunately, they’re very creative when it comes to where they hide. Here are some common places raccoons could be living on your property:
- Your attic
- Crawl spaces under your house
- Your garage
- In between walls of your house
- Inside pool houses or sheds on your property
- Children’s play houses
- Under patios and decks
If you observe any of these things, there’s a chance–probably a good one–you have a raccoon problem on your hands. Sometimes people are able to catch raccoons on their own with traps, but it’s strongly advised to hire a raccoon removal expert. Raccoons don’t always fall for traps and they might not even leave their nest. Moreover, raccoon removal experts will determine how the raccoon entered your home and prevent future raccoon problems. Also, raccoon removal experts can guarantee humane removal of your raccoons.