The Raccoon is quite common in all areas of the United States. The Raccoon is a very distinctive mammal with their black mask and furry ringed tail. In the US, adult raccoons generally weigh between 10 to 35lbs. and are 2" to 3" in length. They are omnivorous and excellent climbers using their dexterous fingers.
Raccoons are nocturnal so they sleep during the day. If you see a raccoon active during the day, DO NOT approach it, call a Wildlife Removal professional immediately. Raccoons can become a nuisance in many ways. They will raid unsecured trash cans, steal pet food left outside (or inside if left next to a cat or dog door) and damage fruit and vegetable gardens. Raccoons in the Attic and Raccoons in the Chimney are very common calls.
Raccoons in your Attic
In the US, typically in the spring time, common Raccoon Removal calls are from people complaining of Raccoons in the Attic. This is primarily when Raccoon Babies are born. The female raccoon can be very aggressive while "nesting" newborns. We also deal with common Raccoon Removal of Raccoons in chimney. Raccoons are one of the most common wildlife removal calls we deal with due to the fact that they have adapted well to urban and suburban environments of cities and towns of the United States.
Most damage caused by raccoons in U.S. occurs during the early spring when females are pregnant. Females have learned that human dwellings are a great place to raise young. Cool in the summer, warm in the winter. They will destroy Fascia Boards, tear off shingles, remove siding and chimney caps and take off mushroom vent caps just to gain access to your home. Once inside they will destroy insulation and wires to modify the house to their liking.
Raccoon droppings pose another threat. Their droppings may contain Baylisascaris which is Raccoon Roundworm. Just another reason to call a professional for Raccoon Removal.
Insulation Removal from Raccoon Damage
After raccoons have lived in the attic for any period of time, insulation damage is common. Loose fill insulation will become matted with fecal and urine and become compressed. This allows heated air to escape into the attic in the winter and hot air to enter the home in the summer not to mention a huge health risk.
If you hear sounds early in the morning or late at night, odds are you have a raccoon in your attic and should call a Raccoon Removal expert immediately. Putting it off could lead to costly insulation and wiring damage. We have experienced raccoon waste removal professionals and insulation contractors available. Just click on a state to the left for a Racoon Removal and Control expert in your area. Most install both TAP and Cocoon Types of insulation. Please ask your technician to check the insulation value of your attic.
Damage raccoons cause to your home can be incredible. The raccoon is the most aggressive and destructive animal to deal with. A raccoon causes, insulation damage, sheetrock damage, roof, shingle and other structural damage. A raccoon is the least desirable animal to have in your attic. If you suspect that you might have a raccoon in your attic please be very careful because of their aggression they will bite and call an expert in Raccoon Removal.