Dealing with critters invading your property is never fun, especially when the critters are as large as raccoons. Although they seem cute and cuddly, these masked animals are known to become vicious if they feel threatened, especially if they have their young with them.
Know the Signs
The best way to prevent raccoons from rampaging your property is to stop an infestation before it can grow, and the easiest way to do that is to be aware of all the signs that come with a raccoon infestation. Since raccoons are nocturnal, you’ll be most aware of their presence after dark. Hearing thumping, purring, crying, or scratching noises in your garage or attic is one of the most prominent signs you have raccoons in your home. Some other signs could include:
- Stains on your ceiling or walls from raccoon urine and feces soaking
- Trash strewn around your property or in your attic
- Other attic damage like ripped insulation, damaged roof structures, or personal belongings
- Pets acting strangely inside of your home
Get Rid of Them
Since raccoons are notorious for carrying a wide variety of diseases like rabies and leptospirosis, it is imperative that you seek help removing them as soon as possible. Even if the opportunity presents itself, you should never try to capture a raccoon on your own. Raccoons can become very aggressive when they feel cornered and will lash out, causing serious injuries and the potential spread of diseases. The experts at Critter Control® Miami know the correct ways to trap and remove raccoons from your home, making sure both you and the raccoons stay safe. To schedule your free consultation with us, call 305-363-7136.