Raccoons in the attic!
Raccoons are fuzzy and cute little animals that are very curious by nature, and curiosity is what killed the cat. Raccoons are strong, and they are amazing climbers with tiny little hands that are perfect for getting them into trouble.
Sometimes at night you might hear noises coming from your attic. The noises will usually consist of “thuds” or scurrying across the floor and may be indicators that you have a raccoon making a home in your attic.
A raccoon will get into any attic it wants to. You only make it easier for them if your home has open vent holes, torn soffits or holes in the walls. These cute little furry guys not only cause damage to your home by tearing up insulation and air ducts, but have the potential to cause illness as well. Once they get into your attic they start to settle in just as if it was their home. They will urinate and defecate in your attic, causing horrible smells, and their feces can be infected with certain diseases that can make humans very sick if they come into contact with it. Raccoons are also a host for fleas; which could result in a flea infestation in your home.
These are issues that can be prevented. Raccoons may be cute, but they are a serious pest to deal with. If you suspect that you make have any type of pest in your home or attic it is always best to phone the professionals. Raccoons carry rabies and it is not recommended that you remove any animal from your home. American Pest Management, Inc., has years of experience removing pests, such as raccoons, safely and humanely.
So if you hear a little bandit scurrying around in your attic, call American Pest Management, Inc. and we’ll come inspect your home, remove any invaders, and inform you where they are entering your home.