While rodents like rats, mice, and squirrels are some of the most common pests that will sneak into your home, there is another much larger critter that loves to nest in your attic or garage. Raccoons are often referred to as ‘bandits’ not just because they sport black masks, but because their nimble hands allow them to break into homes easily and raise their young there. By knowing the signs of a raccoon infestation, you can help save your home and family from the risks that raccoons bring.
Raccoons are social critters, so they will most likely travel in packs, especially if the pups are involved. If you have noticed groups of raccoons around your property, look for the following signs to assure they haven’t entered your home:
- Droppings in or around your home, about the size of a small dog’s
- Loud purring, thumping, whining, or scratching coming from your walls or attic
- Odd behavior from your pets that may indicate there is another animal nearby
- Stains on your walls or ceiling and the smell of urine and feces
- Holes in your roof or soffits
Large trees with far-reaching branches will encourage curious raccoons to try and explore your roof, which is most often the way they gain access to your attic. Trimming your trees and their branches can help deter raccoons from your home.
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When you hire the experts at Critter Control® Jacksonville, our over two decades of experience will prove we can remove the raccoons from your home or business quicker and safer than any other animal removal company. Not only will we deliver you quality services, but we’ll even clean up after the mess the critters made. To schedule your free consultation, call us today at 904.221.8633.