What Homeowners Should Know About Raccoons

Do you suspect that you might have raccoons roaming around on the outside or even the inside of your home? You should get in touch with a pest control company right away. Some people don’t think of raccoons as pests, but they can cause big problems for homeowners if they’re not careful. Here are some of the things that you should know about raccoons from a pest control perspective.

How can raccoons affect your home?

More often than not, raccoons will affect the outside of your home more than the inside of it. They’re known to rifle through trash cans that aren’t secured shut and eat the garbage that they find inside. But raccoons are also nocturnal animals that need to find dark places to sleep throughout the day. It’s why they’ll sometimes find a way into attics, crawl spaces, chimneys, and even the walls of homes.

Why are they considered dangerous?

Raccoons are considered dangerous, first and foremost, because of the damage that they’ll sometimes do to sneak into homes. They’ll rip shingles off a roof, tear through fascia boards, and do whatever else they have to do to get into homes in some cases. But there are also a lot of health risks that raccoons can introduce into a home, especially if they leave feces and urine behind in it. They can transmit diseases like salmonella, leptospirosis, and more. They can even spread rabies if they come into contact with people or pets.

What can you do to get rid of them?

If you ever have raccoons in your home or on any part of your property, you should not try to take matters into your own hands in an effort to get rid of them. It’s never a good idea to approach a raccoon yourself. Instead, you should hire a pest control company to come out to your home and trap the raccoons. You should also hire someone to seal up your home so that raccoons aren’t able to get back inside of it.

Don’t let raccoons linger on your property or in your home. Critter Capture can handle raccoon removal for you. Call us at 251-680-5068 today to have someone visit your home and make your raccoon problem a thing of the past.