What do You do When Raccoons Move into Your Attic

Does it occasionally sound like an entire herd of elephants running around in your loft? “What’s that?” Can it be aliens in your attic? Although it’s probably not aliens in your attic, it sure sounds like it sometimes. The most likely culprit for those sounds in your attic are raccoons, and they can cause extensive damage and you should eliminate them, and quick by contacting¬†Wildlife Experts.

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Raccoons are notorious for finding ways into your home. Your loft may be the perfect place for raccoons to bed down, make nests, and even deliver litters of baby raccoons. They can often get in through damage on your roof, or they can find areas in your furnace, vents, or chimney and get into the attic. Once they’ve made their residence in your loft, they can cause considerable damage. Raccoons are mischief makers by character, and will find out how to open latches, shred cloth, and urinate and defecate everywhere.

The most effective means of removing raccoons in the loft is prevention. Make sure all attic windows are shut and locked, inspect annually for weak spots in your roof and openings on your eaves. Check to make sure there are no cracks, holes, or some other areas for raccoons to get in and take up residence in your attic. If they’re already there, there are a number of ways of removing them.

The best way to remove raccoons from the attic inexpensively, is to place traps. You can contact your local wildlife removal company and inquire for “have a heart” traps. These are small cages, which you can bait and trap a raccoon in without injuring it. After you’ve captured the raccoon (or raccoons), contact them again to have them removed from your loft securely. The wildlife removal company will most likely relocate the raccoons to a place where they are not likely to find their way back into your loft.

If you find too many raccoons, or you also can’t seems to capture them with the traps, you might want to consider contacting a professional trapper. They’ll come in your house, evaluate the situation, and discover a way to remove the animals in the most humane manner possible.

After all of the raccoons are removed from your attic, you’ll need to fix and do maintenance work. You will need to make sure there are no other ways for those raccoons to re-enter your home, and do regular inspections to keep your house pest-free.

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