5 Signs You Have a Raccoon Infestation in Your Home
We've been offering pest control services in the Houston, TX, metro area for many years. We know denial is the first reaction many people have when they start noticing signs that raccoons may be invading the house.
People don't want to think about the potential expense of removing raccoons or what could be happening in the parts of their homes they can't see.
Unfortunately, denial only makes the situation worse. If you have these 5 signs, it's time to call us.
#1) Strange Sounds in the Night
If you hear scratching, thumping, or "heavy footsteps" in your attic at night, it's probably not a ghost or a goblin.
It's probably a raccoon. They're most active at night, and you're most likely to find them in your attic, chimney, or walls.
Look to human food. Keep compost in a bin or box. Keep trash can lids affixed to their cans. Wipe up spills and crumbs.
#2) Damaged Insulation
If you go up into your attic and find torn insulation everywhere, you probably have a raccoon. They like to tear up the insulation to create nests.
A skyrocketing energy bill could be your first sign of trouble, as insulation plays a vital role in helping us keep our homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The more raccoons destroy your insulation, the more the R-value of that insulation reduces into uselessness.
#3) Foul Odors
Raccoons don't exactly use litter boxes. They pee and poop wherever it occurs to them to do so. Obviously, the odor can get very unpleasant very quickly.
The more odors you smell, the worse the situation may be. The droppings may be in your ductwork. You could be breathing the particles and germs. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to get bitten by a raccoon for a raccoon to make you sick.
You might find little raccoon footprints in dusty or muddy areas, such as the attic or crawl spaces.
#5) Torn Soffits and Fascia
Raccoons are more than happy to rip up soffits, fascia, and roofing materials to make it inside the home. They're also opportunists: if an opening exists, they're likely to exploit it.
The trash pandas are smart. They know human attics meet their needs.
Stop worrying about the cost!
No raccoon removal could possibly be as costly as letting them continue to chew up your electrical wiring, tear up your ductwork, shred your insulation, and fill your house with diseases while steadily devaluing your home by filling it with awful smells.
Our solutions are cost effective and humane. We'll help you exclude raccoons from your property, so they don't return. You'll get your house back, and you won't have to think about raccoons any more.
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