Wild animals such as raccoons look for warm, safe, and dry places to live and raise their young. They often seek out shelter inside people’s houses, particularly in attics. If you have heard noises in your attic at night, you may have a raccoon problem.
You may be wondering how the raccoons got into your attic. Raccoons are skilled climbers. They sometimes climb onto a roof from a nearby tree with a long branch that hangs over the house. Raccoons can also climb up the corner of a house or up a downspout.
Once raccoons make their way onto a roof, they can scratch and chew their way into the attic. They may find a small gap in a soffit or under an eave and chew and scratch at it until it is large enough for them to pass through and make their way into the attic.
How to Keep Raccoons out of Your Attic
You should inspect your home this spring to look for possible ways that raccoons could get into your attic and then take steps to prevent that from happening. If you have a tree near your house, make sure there are no branches hanging over the roof that could provide easy access for raccoons. If there are, have them trimmed so raccoons and other wild animals will not be able to get to your roof and attic.
Have your roof inspected for gaps and holes where a wild animal could get in. Wildlife can use even a tiny hole as a starting point to create a larger hole so they can squeeze into an attic.
What to Do If Raccoons Are Living in Your Attic
If you already have a problem with raccoons in your attic, you should get rid of them as soon as possible. The best way to do this is to have the raccoons trapped and relocated. You should not try to catch a raccoon yourself because you could be bitten. Raccoons sometimes carry rabies, and you could be infected.
A better solution is to call the professionals at Anderson Wildlife Control. We will live-trap and relocate the raccoons from your property. We use humane and environmentally friendly methods. We never use poisons or pesticides or harm the animals we trap in any way.
We can also repair any damage the raccoons caused to the outside of your house when they were getting in. We can repair damage to your roof, soffits, eaves, and siding so that raccoons and other types of wild animals will not be able to get into your attic in the future. We will seal off the entry points the raccoons used to get into your attic and look for other potential entry points that other animals could use.
Call Anderson Wildlife Control for Help with Your Raccoon Problem
If raccoons are living in your attic, don’t wait to take care of the problem. Raccoons can cause damage by chewing through wood, sheetrock, and other things in your attic and can also leave behind urine and droppings that can spread disease. Call Anderson Wildlife Control today to get an estimate for raccoon removal services.