Raccoons Causing Trouble on Your Property?

Raccoons will often live in the crawlspace under your home or in the attic above it. The presence of fleas, foul odors or noises at night are the the most common complaints include the following:

  • Raccoons living in the attic
  • Raccoons living in the chimney
  • Tipping over garbage cans
  • Stealing pet food or bird seed
  • Sick, potentially rabid raccoon
  • Presence is alarming dogs/pets

For these reasons, many people wish to have this nuisance animal trapped and removed. Typically there will be loud noises at night as they leave to feed ( 8:00 -10:00 PM) and then as they return around 3-4 am. You may notice stains on your ceiling from urine and feces. Raccoons will have 2-5 young in May-June.

The Facts about Raccoons

Raccoons are one of many wildlife pests that wreak havoc on personal property. With their dark mask and mischievous curiosity, raccoons always seem to be up to no good.  The raccoon is a nocturnal mammal, which means that it spends majority of its night scavenging for food.  As a result of this, many individuals wake up the next morning to find their trash scattered across their front yard. Raccoons prefer wooded areas near a water source as this is their natural habit, however, they have adapted extremely well to the urban environment. Instead of making their home in a tree, they often nestle in accessible areas in your home such as an attic or chimney, or underneath a deck, house or shed. Since they’re nocturnal, it may take a long time to even know that you have a raccoon problem. If a raccoon has made it into your home, it won’t take long to hear them scurrying about over your head. At this point it’s a good idea to call Ace Wildlife Control.

Damage Caused by Raccoons
It may be hard to imagine how a raccoon can get into your attic but low hanging or adjacent branches to your house provide easy access. Raccoons are relentless pests, so anything exposed or that can be detached, such as shingles, roof vents, chimneys, or fascia boards offer a potential entrance into your home. Raccoons find attics to be a great environment to raise their young because of the warmth they provide and the abundance of materials that can be used to build a nest. They will rip insulation off the attic walls and chew through electrical wires, as well as destroy air ducts. They will use your attic as a restroom; feces will begin to pile up and urine will seep down to your ceiling. If given the opportunity raccoons will raise multiple litters in your attic, so early detection and raccoon removal is crucial.

Humane Raccoon Removal
Humane raccoon removal involves the placement of specialized traps in key areas that are monitored over a period of time. Once captured, strict state guidelines are followed to ensure the least amount of stress on the animal. After all of the pests are safely and humanely removed from the home, the Ace Wildlife Control team can then perform the necessary clean up, damage repair and preventative measures involved with proper raccoon removal.

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