For many folks around Tampa, raccoons are seldom thought about as critters who invade homes, but rather as furry bandits who occasionally tip over a trash can or get into a dumpster for a snack. The truth though is that raccoon infestations are becoming more common inside homes due to their shrinking natural habitat. Having raccoons in your home poses a number of risks for both your family’s well-being and that of your home, which is why you need to call Critter Control® of Tampa at the first sign of an infestation.
Signs of Infestation
Early detection is the key to getting raccoons out of your home before they do significant damage, and the key to early detection is recognizing the signs of their presence. Some signs of raccoon activity include:
- Thumping or plodding sounds above your head as the raccoons make their way around your attic
- Foul smell of urine or feces inside your home
- Overturned garbage cans with garbage strewn about your property
- Barking or alertness from your pets, as they may detect the presence of the unwelcome guests long before you do
Let Us Help
Tackling a raccoon infestation on your own may seem like a great way to save a few dollars, but the majority of DIY trapping options available are only marginally effective at best and do nothing to address the cause of your infestation. Calling Critter Control® of Tampa not only ensures that the raccoons are removed completely, but that they do not return in the future. For any questions, or to schedule a consultation, call us today at 813.948.0870.