Raccoons often seek shelter inside Connecticut homes and cause significant damage. If you had raccoons in your house and they have left, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the problem has been solved. They might come back.
How Raccoons Can Affect Your Home and Family
When the weather turns colder, raccoons frequently scratch and chew through walls to enter attics. In the process, they can damage shingles, drywall, and supporting beams. Once they get inside, raccoons can damage insulation and flooring, as well as any belongings that are stored in the attic. In addition, the waste that raccoons leave behind can spread disease.
If a person or a pet comes face to face with a raccoon, a confrontation can ensue. A frightened raccoon can bite and scratch and cause serious injuries. If the raccoon is infected with rabies, that can further complicate matters.
How to Keep Raccoons from Returning to Your CT Home
If you had a raccoon in your house and it left, don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet. Your problems might not be over.
The raccoon knows that your house is a place where it can find warmth and safety, and it will probably come back in the future. To prevent a repeat of past problems, you’ll have to find and seal off the entry point that the raccoon used to get into your attic.
That can be easier said than done. Wild animals often spot tiny openings and then chew or scratch to widen the gaps enough for them to squeeze through. Finding those small openings can be difficult.
Get Professional Help with Raccoon Removal and Home Repairs
Anderson Wildlife Control helps Connecticut homeowners deal with raccoons and other types of wild animals. We don’t just remove wildlife from houses, sheds, and other structures. We also figure out how they got in and make repairs to keep them from coming back.
If you currently have one or more raccoons living in your attic, don’t try to trap them or chase them out. You can get injured in the process, and you might even get infected with rabies. In addition, raccoons can panic and cause further damage to your home and belongings. The professionals at Anderson Wildlife Control can deal with the issue safely and humanely.
If you had a problem with raccoons in the past, we can identify their entry point and make necessary repairs so you can be confident that they won’t come back. Contact us today to learn more or to get an estimate.