Critters like rats, mice, and squirrels are what homeowners typically think of when they hear the word infestation. However, raccoons can invade you home just as easily, and the damages they can leave behind can be far worse that what you would see from other smaller critters.
To protect your home from a raccoon infestation, you need to know how to detect one before it can take a toll on your home and family. With raccoons being nocturnal, you probably will not notice them in the day, however, if you hear thumping, purring, whining, or scratching noises at night coming from your ceiling, chances are you have raccoons up there. Some other signs may include:
- Attic damage like ripped insulation, damaged roofing structures or broken shingles, or ruined personal belongings
- Trash scattered around your property
- Stains on your ceiling or walls from urine and feces soaking in
- A strong stench that won’t go away
- Your dog or cat acting strangely within your home
Get Them Out
Raccoons are notorious for carrying diseases like leptospirosis and rabies, so removing them from your property as soon as you learn of their presence is important. Never attempt to control raccoons on your own, as they can become vicious and lash out at you resulting in serious injuries. Instead, call the experts at Critter Control® serving West Palm Beach. Our trained experts know exactly how to remove raccoons from your home without injuring you, your family, or the raccoons. For all of your raccoon control needs, call us today at 561-274-0224.