Raccoons can be known to people in many different ways. Some consider raccoons sweet and harmless critters, who’s masked faces are too cute. However, other see them as nuisance critters who will do anything for a tasty snack, like rummage through your garbage or venture into your home. However, the truth about raccoons is that they can cause a lot of damage in your home and put your whole family at risk for health problems.
Facts about Raccoons
These fuzzy critter’s natural habitat is deep in the woods, as they prefer the cover of trees in their midst, however, due to urban sprawl they can be found anywhere they have access to food and water. Female raccoons can give birth to around six babies in one litter, and normally do around the spring and fall. Raccoons are very social creatures and can travel in packs of about five or six. Since their little paws have thumbs on them, they have excellent dexterity, allowing them to open doors and latches with ease.
Signs You Have a Raccoon Problem
If you see raccoons around your home often, they may just be visiting, especially if you left your garbage out the night before. However, it could also mean that they’re looking for a long-term stay on your property. Some other signs you may have raccoons invading include:
- Loud thumps, wines, and purrs coming from your attic or walls
- Persistent urine of feces smell, or stains on your ceiling or walls
- Droppings in or around your home that are about the size of a small dog’s.
The Experts can Help
If you suspect you have raccoons living in your attic, walls, or somewhere else on your property, don’t let them stay. They can cause extensive damage to your home and pose a huge health threat to your family. The expert raccoon trappers at Critter Control® Tampa are trained in safely capturing and removing the raccoons from your property. For your free consultation, call us today at 813.948.0870.