Discovering raccoons in your home or attic can be a challenging and potentially hazardous situation. These adaptable creatures are known for their resourcefulness, making it essential to address the issue promptly to mitigate the excessive damage that can be caused. The following information provides valuable insights into preventing raccoon intrusion, limiting potential damage, and safe removal methods that can be performed by Critter Control of Kaw Valley.
Signs of Raccoon Infestation
Raccoons are primarily nocturnal, so if you notice unusual sounds (e.g. scratching or thumping) during nighttime hours, it may indicate their presence.
Raccoons have dexterous paws capable of causing significant damage. Signs include torn insulation, chewed wiring, and displaced shingles.
Fecal Matter and Tracks:
Inspecting for raccoon droppings and distinctive tracks around your property can provide further evidence of an infestation. Note: please use caution when in the vicinity of raccoon feces, as it can be hazardous to you and your pet's health.
Secure Trash Bins:
Raccoons are attracted to easily accessible food sources, making your trash bins a likely target. Secure trash bins with tight-fitting lids to minimize their attraction to your property.
Seal Entry Points:
Your home should be thoroughly inspected for potential entry points, such as gaps in the roof, vents, or uncapped chimneys. These openings should be covered or sealed to prevent raccoons from gaining access.
Trim Overhanging Branches:
Raccoons are adept climbers. Overhanging branches can be trimmed near your home to reduce the likelihood of raccoons accessing your home / attic.
Safe Raccoon Removal
Professional Wildlife Removal Services:
It's highly recommended to get professional help for getting rid of a raccoon problem, preventative measures to keep them out, and proper cleanup after they've been inhabitting your home. Give us a call at 785.268.6623 if you're experiencing a raccoon problem.
Damage Mitigation and Restoration
Critter Control of Kaw Valley offers a range of animal damage repair services to get you back on track after a raccoon infestation, and to prevent further intrusions.
Sanitization and Decontamination:
Raccoon droppings can carry diseases. Thorough sanitization and decontamination of affected areas is vital for eliminating health risks.
Conclusion / Overview:
Addressing raccoons in your home or attic requires a comprehensive approach that encompasses prevention, safe removal, and diligent restoration. Consult with the wildlife removal professionals at Critter Control of Kaw Valley for expert assistance tailored to your specific situation, and ensure a raccoon-free living space.