Ft. Lauderdale raccoons, like most, are bold. When they find a suitable environment to raise their babies, they’ll do whatever it takes to build their nest there, even if it’s in your home. Raccoons have a number of ways they can get into your house, mainly through your soffits. The best way to prevent damage in your home is to trap raccoons before they can multiply and become a real issue.
Signs you Have Raccoons
If you notice any of the following things around you home, you may have a raccoon infestation.
- Loud noises coming from your roof or walls including bumps, whining, and purring
- Damage to the interior of your home, especially your attic insulation
- Stains on your ceiling or walls from urine
- Fairly large droppings around your home
If they take up residence in or around your home, these furry bandits will strew trash all over your yard and eat all vegetation in your yard or garden. If inside, they’ll rip out your insulation to build nests, wrecking you A/C unit and driving up your energy bills. They like to gnaw on things like wires, which can become an extreme fire hazard. If near pets or humans, they can spread deadly diseases like rabies. It’s best to keep your distance if you see one around your property or in your home.
Trapping the Raccoons
Trapping raccoons and relocating them is the best way to keep them out of your home. It is never advised for an untrained person to try and trap a wild raccoon, as they could be carrying many diseases and lash out at you. Instead, trust the professional raccoon trappers at Critter Control® Ft. Lauderdale. We can safely and humanely remove all unwanted critters from your home, and clean up after them. Any messes they made; ripped up insulation, urine-soaked ceilings, or damaged infrastructure, we can fix it. For your free consultation, call us today at 954-271-1558.