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Removing Raccoons Safely from your Home

Raccoons are the most common nuisance pest homeowners and business owners have to deal with. Their reputation of being incredibly destructive and mischievous is all too true. With their quick adaptation skills, raccoons blend into the night in search of food and shelter. They are known to knock over garbage cans and feast within rubbish enclosures. Besides trash, they steal pet food, destroy landscaping, burrow under decks, and get into attics and chimneys. No animal can cause more damage to a house than a raccoon. Don’t delay – the experts at Creature Control will trap and safely remove raccoons from your home or business and guide you through the restoration process if needed.

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Raccoon Risks and Problems

Raccoons are very strong and clever animals; with their thin, nimble hands they can manipulate a variety of items. They can turn handles, open cans, untie knots, tear off siding and roofing materials, shred insulation from pipes, destroy ductwork, and break into screen doors to access pet food or whatever else spurs their desire. Raccoons have learned that human habitats are excellent sources for food and shelter. Garbage cans and dumpsters are potential feasting areas and your chimney or attic offers a warm enclosure for their nest. Raccoons have narrow hips and flexible rib cages that allow them to enter voids only 4.5 inches in diameter; permitting them to breach your home or building through soffits, roof vents, attic fans, roof boards, and utility lines. Not only does a den of raccoon’s cause damage to your house, a mother and her litter sure do make a great deal of noise.

Raccoons are common carriers of rabies and leptospirosis, a bacterial disease caused from contaminated water, food, or soil containing infected animal byproducts. They may also carry canine distemper, which can harm or kill your dog. The feces from raccoons potentially contain roundworm, which, if the spores are inhaled by humans, can cause serious infection or in rare cases death. Swimming pools occasionally become contaminated when raccoons defecate and urinate in them. Even if a particular raccoon is not carrying any diseases, they may scratch or bite if approached too closely. It’s best to leave the handling and removal of raccoons and their dens to the professionals for safety and permanent exclusion.

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Raccoon Eviction and Prevention

It’s fairly obvious when your house has been invaded by raccoons. “Walking” noises on the roof or in the attic is easily heard, and you’ll most likely find smudge marks and footprints on downspouts, pillars, trees, gutters or any other vertical structure that may serve as entry points. Scattered trash and tipped over garbage cans are another indicator. The techs at Creature Control use a combination of humane removal and prevention techniques to solve your raccoon troubles. We have the tools and experience to rid problematic raccoons in your area and keep them out.

Depending on where and how raccoons are getting into your house and whether or not they have established a den in your home will determine our process in removing the pest. We use one-way traps at entry points in attics or crawl spaces which will allow the raccoon to come out into the trap but not back into its den. After the animal is gone our technicians will seal off the entry points and can make the necessary repairs to prevent reentry. When there is no one entry point, such as a raccoon burrowing under a deck or prowling around the garbage, our technicians will set up humane traps and provide recommendations for changing your surrounding environment to discourage raccoon activity in the future.

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Scratching during the day may indicate the presence of a bat, but this is uncommon.

More common sources of scratching or clawing during the day is a squirrel or a yellowjacket hive in the drywall, if it is summer.

A scratching sound coming from the attic is a good indication of the presence of a bat. The scratching may be constant or intermittent and may occur at day or night, though with a bat, this scratching will usually be heard at night. This is the sounds of the claws on the bat's wings as it moves around.

It may also indicate the presence of mice, however. An inspection is necessary to more directly pinpoint the source of the sound.

Gnawing sounds during the day are almost always due to the presence of a rodent, such a mouse, squirrel, chipmunk, or sometimes a rat. Rodents are characterized by their large incisor teeth, which continually grow and must be worn down by constant gnawing. Rodents will gnaw on wires, insulation and anything else they can find in an attic. Many house fires due to electrical problems are caused by damaged wires due to squirrel gnawing.

If you are hearing gnawing or chewing sounds at night, it may indicate the presence of a raccoon. Usually this will be accompanied by other noises, such as heavy walking. If you do not hear this, it may be a flying squirrel or some other rodent.

A "rolling" sound is usually due to the presence of a red squirrel bringing in nuts or other debris and rolling it around up in the attic, as squirrels will use attics to hoard food. If you hear this sound during the day, it is certainly a red squirrel, since red squirrels are the only mammals that commonly get into attics that are active during the day (flying squirrels get into attics as well but they are nocturnal). The "rolling" sound associated with a squirrel is sometimes described as the sound of marbles rolling.

If it is not a squirrel, there's a possibility a rolling sound could be made by birds moving around in a tight space.

Rolling sounds at night can be caused by flying squirrels, which are nocturnal. It is made by the squirrel bringing nuts or other debris into the attic or wall.

Raccoons may also make a rolling sound, though this is less common.

Scampering or scurrying during the day is almost always attributable to a squirrel, as most other scurrying animals (such as mice) are nocturnal.

A scurrying or scampering sound at night is usually due to mice moving through the walls, ceiling, or along the floor.

Nocturnal flying squirrels may make this noise as well; peak periods of activity for flying squirrels are just before dawn and shortly after sunset. Their scurrying is light and fast.

Raccoons may also make this sort of noise, but with a raccoon it will be more of a "walking" sound, a bit heavier than a squirrel, and not as fast.

Heavy walking or crawling is a very unique sound that almost always indicates the presence of a raccoon, whether it occurs during the day or night.

Heavy walking or crawling is a very unique sound that almost always indicates the presence of a raccoon, whether it occurs during the day or night.

If you can clearly hear the sound of flapping during the day, it is definitely a bird.

If you hear flapping at night, it is either a trapped bird or a bat. Nuisance birds are generally not active at night, so if you hear flapping it may be a bird that has become trapped. The flapping of a bat's wings is very soft, almost like a dull whirring. If you hear a very faint, soft whirring, it may mean a bat is flying around nearby in the dark.

Crackling is a very particular noise that is generally made by a yellowjacket hive within the drywall of your home. yellowjackets will pick and gnaw on drywall and use the pieces to construct their hives. The sound of this gnawing is often described as a crackling; it sounds a lot like Rice Krispies popping. If you hear this, it means the yellowjackets are close to gnawing through the dry wall. It is not as common at night, but certainly can happen then as well if the hive is big enough.

Crackling is a very particular noise that is generally made by the presence of a yellowjacket hive within the drywall of your home. yellowjackets will pick and gnaw on drywall and use the pieces to construct their hives. The sound of this gnawing is often described as a crackling; it sounds a lot like Rice Krispies popping. If you hear this, it means the yellowjackets are close to gnawing through the dry wall.

A sound of chirping or chattering usually means there are baby animals present. What species depends on the season, but it is very common for baby squirrels, raccoons, or birds (especially chimney swifts) to make these noises. Please contact Creature Control for a more thorough diagnosis.

A sound of chirping or chattering usually means there are baby animals present. What species depends on the season, but it is very common for baby squirrels, raccoons, or birds (especially chimney swifts) to make these noises. Please contact Creature Control for a more thorough diagnosis.

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