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Raccoons in the Attic

Raccoons in the Attic

Since raccoons are bigger that the other critters that will venture in your attic, it can be hard to picture them sneaking through your roof. Once these cute critters gain access to your Tampa home, it’s difficult to get them out. And because of their size, they can cause a lot of damage to your home faster than smaller critters, like mice, so it’s important to get them out as soon as possible.

Signs You’ve Got Raccoons

To get raccoons out of your attic, you must first know where the infestation lives. Since raccoons are nocturnal, you’ll be able to hear a lot of their activity at night, possibly when you’re trying to sleep. Any scratching, purring, whining, or thumping will be a good indication you are dealing with larger critters like raccoons.

If they go unnoticed for long enough, your home will start to reek of their urine and feces. If the buildup is enough, it might even start to appropriate your ceiling and walls in the form of sickly stains. These stains mean the raccoon waste has seeped through your attic insulation, which will cause your electricity bill to skyrocket. Other problems raccoons can cause for you include:

  • Damaging interior structures of your home, weakening its infrastructure
  • Contaminating the air with their waste, potentially spreading hazardous diseases
  • Creating fire hazards by chewing through electrical wiring

What We’ll Do

At Critter Control® Tampa, our technicians are not only trained in expertly and quickly trapping raccoons in your attic, but also on how to clean up after them. When the raccoons are removed, we’ll go through and repair any damages they may have inflicted on your home. And to make sure they never return, we’ll seal all entry and exit points. For more information, or to schedule your free consultation, call us at 813.948.0870.