If you have a critter infestation, you may assume that it’s either mice, rats, or squirrels that have made their way into your home. However, other larger critters can make their way into your home, like the raccoon. Since they are larger than rodents, raccoons can cause more damage in your home in a shorter amount of time.
Knowing the signs of an infestation can help prevent your home from expensive damages, and protect you and your family from harmful diseases like rabies. Since raccoons are nocturnal, you’ll hear them mostly active as you’re heading to bed. Any bumping, scratching, purring, or whining are signs you could have raccoons in your attic or walls. Here are some other signs to look out for to determine if you have raccoons in your home.
- A strong and putrid stench that won’t go away
- Loose trash around your property
- Interior damage like ripped insulation, damaged wooden structures, and frayed wiring
- Irregular behavior displayed by your pet
- Wall and ceiling stains from feces and urine soaking into insulation
How We’ll Help
Attempting to remove raccoons on your own is never a good idea. They are a lot stronger and more vicious than they may seem. If you attempt to corner a raccoon, it will feel threatened and may lash out at you, resulting in serious injuries and spread of disease. Call on the experts at Critter Control® Tampa to safely and quickly control all of the raccoons in your home. For questions, or to schedule your free consultation, call us today at 813.948.0870.