That noise in your attic at night may be more than creaky boards. Those scurrying sounds in the attic, crawlspace, or chimney may actually be a raccoon invading your home. If you suspect that you have a raccoon infestation at your home, then seek help right away. Let Critter Control of Miami take care of the problem for you.
How to Spot an Issue
Raccoons are very easily recognizable. They have a black mask, narrow nose, and distinct ringtails. They are common throughout all regions of the United States and tend to be quiet, except for their high-pitched squeals when threatened. These creatures are nocturnal and are rarely seen during the day, except during spring when the mothers take time away from their litter to rest. Some homeowners mistakenly report hearing birds in chimneys, walls, or attics because baby raccoons often make a sound similar to birds.
Preparing for a Technician
Once you have spotted a problem and contacted Critter Control, then you should take several easy steps to prepare before the technician arrives. Always remember safety. Raccoons can be aggressive and dangerous, especially when they feel threatened or a need to protect their young. They are also known to carry harmful parasites and diseases such as roundworm, rabies, and parvovirus. Do not take safety lightly, and let the specialist take care of the problem for you.
Eliminating the Problem
Critter Control raccoon technicians are certified wildlife specialists. They have the knowledge and tools necessary to get rid of a raccoon infestation. They are trained in raccoon trapping, removal, control, prevention, and repair. Raccoons commonly cause damage by digging up the ground looking for worms and grubs. This often damages lawns. They also invade homes, especially during the winter and spring, and commonly enter through an opening to an attic. They are quite strong and wreak havoc on shingles, fascia board, soffits, and vents as they enter. They often damage insulation with feces and urine, hurt the ductwork or wiring, and stain drywall. So let a technician help prevent future problems and repair the damage already done.