Common critters that will make their way into your home are rodents like rats and squirrels. However, one mammal that has easy access to places like your attic are raccoons. With their keen natural instincts and opposable thumbs, breaking into your home is a cinch for these masked critters. Since they are bigger than the other common critters that may invade, raccoons can cause severe damages in a shorter time. Knowing the signs of raccoons in your home can help you get them out before they cause too many expensive damages.
Raccoons will typically travel alone unless they have pups with them in the springtime. Keep an eye out for any raccoons roaming around, as they will visit your home frequently before trying to break in. If you notice raccoons around your property, check for the following signs to see if they have gained access to your home.
- Holes in your roof or soffits
- Irregular behavior exhibited by your pets, indicating another animal may be nearby
- Stains on your ceiling or walls from urine and feces soaking
- Loud thumps, cries, purrs, scratches, or chattering from your attic or walls
One way to help prevent raccoons from gaining access to your home or attic is to trim the branches of nearby trees to prohibit any curious raccoons from exploring your roof.
How We’ll Help
At Critter Control serving Ft. Lauderdale, we’ve been practicing safe and humane animal removal for over three decades. At the first sign of raccoons in your home, contact us for your free consultation so we can safely remove the critters as soon as possible. Attempting to remove raccoons on your own could result in injury or even the spread of diseases like rabies. To keep you, your home, and your family safe, contact us today at 954-504-6467.