There are many species of raccoons found in a wide variety of habitats, ranging from northern forests and deserts to rainforests and wetlands. Raccoons are generally small to medium-sized animals with tails that have dark rings around them. However, the most well-known features of raccoons are the markings around their eyes, which resemble masks and have earned them the nickname “masked bandit.”
Signs to Look for
Although raccoons look cute and cuddly, they can be invasive creatures overturning garbage cans and stealing pet food. Raccoons not only wander outside your home; they often find ways to get inside while searching for food, water, and shelter. Their heightened senses and dexterous front paws allow them to make messes by turning doorknobs and opening jars.
If you’ve noticed the following signs or have seen raccoons in your home, call the expert raccoon exterminators at Critter Control® of Miami. We can help prevent further damage to your home or property.
- Damage to attic access points such as roof soffits or vents
- Unusual behavior from your pets as they can sense animal intruders
- Stains on the walls or ceiling along with foul odors caused by raccoon waste
- Noises coming from your attic, especially at night, such as thumps, scratches, or purring
To help discourage raccoons from wreaking havoc on your property, secure trashcan lids or put them inside of your garage. Make sure to bring pet dishes inside at night and keep branches trimmed away from your home to prevent raccoons from climbing onto your roof.
Let Us Help
If you’ve noticed signs of a raccoon infestation, call the experts at Critter Control® of Miami. Our goal is to safely and humanely remove any unwanted nuisances from your home or business. With more than 30 years of experience, our trained technicians have the expertise and equipment needed to get the raccoons out quickly and efficiently. Call us today at 305-363-7136 for more information on our extermination services or to set up a free home inspection.