Since raccoons are resilient and resourceful creatures, not much can stop them from making a home where they see fit. If that place happens to be your home, it can take a lot of work to get them out. Raccoons are some of the larger critters we deal with, but they can still slip through hole much smaller than their bodies, gaining access to your walls, attic, or basement. Catching a raccoon infestation early on is key to keeping your property and family safe.
Know the Signs
In order to catch an infestation early on, it is important to know all of the signs that come with a raccoon infestation.
- Trash strewn all over your property, with knocked over trashcans nearby
- Droppings in or around your home that are similar in size to a small dog’s
- Interior damages, especially in your attic, like ripped insulation, or ruined stored belongings
- Sagging or stained walls or ceiling from the build-up of raccoon urine and feces
Since raccoons can cause extensive damage to your home including ruining your insulation, driving electric bills up, chewing through wiring, possibly causing a fire, and even spreading fatal diseases to your family, trapping them is essential. Attempting to trap a raccoon on your own can result in serious injury or the spread of dangerous diseases like rabies. Trust the expert trappers at Critter Control® serving in South Florida to keep you and your family safe. We’ll even repair the damages the raccoons may have left behind. For your free consultation, call us today at 305-363-7136.