Although it may be hard to think of how a whole family of raccoons can sneak into your attic, it still happens to families all across West Palm. And as soon as these masked critters gain access to your home, it’s difficult to get them to leave. Raccoons, because of their size, can do a lot more damage to your attic than mice, rats, or squirrels could, which is why it is important to get them out as soon as you can.
Indications from Your Attic
The first step towards getting raccoons out of your attic is knowing what changes that will come to your house once they have moved in. Raccoons spend most of their waking hours at night, so if you are a heavy sleeper, it may take you a while to realize you have new furry house guests. Raccoons will make lots of noise when they are up and about in your attic. Scratching, purring, whining, and large thumping sounds are all good indicators that you’ve got raccoons in your attic.
If they’re there long enough, your house will start to reek of their waste. Your ceiling and walls will also begin to stain from all the urine and feces soaking in. This is particularly important to catch quickly since soaking waste will ruin your attic’s insulation, driving up your electric bills.
Apart from the damages they can inflict on your attic, raccoons create other hazards like:
- Contaminating the air with their waste, potentially spreading hazardous diseases
- Creating fire hazards by chewing through electrical wiring
- Damaging interior structures of your home, weakening its infrastructure
How We’ll Help
The only safe way to remove raccoons from your attic is to hire a professional removal service like Critter Control® in West Palm Beach. Attempting to interact with wild raccoons on your own could result in a serious injury or even the spread of a fatal disease like rabies. For your free consultation, call us today at 561-274-0224.