Raccoons are notoriously smart animals and are scavengers that will live close to homes to have easy access to trash bins where they can find plenty of food. Unfortunately, raccoons may decide to move into a home to have easy access to food, shelter, and water. They can cause quite a bit of damage to the home, so it’s important for homeowners to get help with raccoon removal in Westerville OH if they notice signs of raccoons getting into their home.
Signs of Raccoons
Raccoons are mostly active during the night, so that homeowners might hear the raccoons in the attic during the evening, through the night, and during the early morning hours. They may also see the raccoons getting into or out of the attic, or notice that the raccoons have started damaging the home between the outside of the attic and where the trash cans are kept if they’re kept outside.
Strategically placed cameras can help the homeowner find out if raccoons are getting into their home.
Possible Issues Because of Raccoons
If raccoons can get inside the attic, they can cause quite a bit of damage to the home. They’ll damage the structure of the attic and the walls as they find a way in and work to create a nest. They can also cause issues with wiring, ducts or plumbing when they live in the attic. Raccoons can also carry diseases like rabies, so homeowners may suffer health issues if there is a raccoon in the home. Since raccoons are wildlife, they can also attack if they feel they’re cornered, so they present a possible risk to those inside the home.
Getting Rid of Raccoons
If a raccoon is spotted in the home or the homeowner sees signs raccoons are getting into their attic or crawlspace, they should get help from a professional right away. A pest removal pro can safely and quickly remove the raccoons, then relocate them far from home. Since raccoons can find their way back from quite a distance, the pro is necessary to find an adequate new home for the raccoons.
If you’ve noticed any signs of a raccoon getting into your home, don’t hesitate to call a pro for raccoon removal in Westerville OH. Contact Wildlife Control Company today to learn more about how they can help you.