There may be no cuter wild animal that wreaks the havoc that raccoons are capable of creating. With their little bandit masks, it seems entirely fitting that raccoons would be sneaky little creatures. But there is absolutely nothing adorable about what raccoons do to people’s houses and property. Fortunately, A+ Wildlife Control can take care of wild raccoon removal in Greenville, SC, so you and your family won’t have to put up with the little animals’ antics.
Different levels of misbehavior
Some raccoon behavior is relatively benign. Having a field day with the contents of trash cans, nibbling up accessible pet food and raiding people’s gardens can be annoying and very messy, to be sure, and certainly warrant the services of pest control experts. But those kinds of shenanigans don’t compare to the disastrous effects that can result from raccoons making a home in a chimney or attic.
Unfortunately, chimney and attic invasions by raccoons are very common, particularly when female raccoons are pregnant in the springtime. Why wouldn’t they want to take up residence in soft attic insulation? What’s especially amazing is the way they seem to have a very good idea of what they’re doing. Raccoons don’t just look for existing routes into an attic or chimney—they’ll go out of their way to create new ones, ripping off shingles and siding and tossing aside chimney and vent caps, all to get into that nice, comfy attic or chimney.
What happens when the raccoons decide to share the house
Raccoons have adapted very well to living around humans. After all, they know the trash is worth getting into, and their interest in human houses is obvious. But the destruction they leave in their wake can be too much. A family of raccoons living in the attic can destroy insulation and wires to make the place more suitable for their own purposes. They won’t just move things around, either. Raccoons also like to use insulation as a toilet, which doesn’t just create a health risk for their human housemates—it seriously messes up the house’s heating and cooling ability.
Discovering you have raccoons living in your home is generally not a pleasant experience. You’ll hear them scampering around during the nighttime, or maybe even catch sight of one—or more—on a trip up to the attic. Upon the first sighting of a raccoon infestation, or even if you merely suspect you may be harboring raccoons, get in touch with an animal control specialist right away. Raccoons are intelligent creatures and can be very difficult to trap for anyone other than a trained professional. Upon ridding your home and property of raccoons, you’ll need to take a thorough inventory of any possible damage resulting from their time under your roof and see to it that the necessary repairs are made. Preventing their return should be a high priority.
Raccoons may look cute, but they can be nasty house companions. If you suspect you have a raccoon situation on your property, call A+ Wildlife Control to handle wild raccoon removal in Greenville, SC.