Raccoons in your house?
Once a raccoon has decided it wants into your home, there is not a lot that will stop it. They will rip and tear at any vulnerable spot on your home. Roof shingles, soffits, roof vents, chimneys, are all common areas of entry for raccoons. The openings they make often are cause for concern themselves because they make your home susceptible to water damage and mold. Also, once in the attic, raccoons tend to use it as their own private bathroom. One raccoon can make enough waste to cause serious health concerns but add a few raccoon cubs to the mix and you have yourself a real situation. Raccoon mamas have 3-6 cubs per litter and get very aggressive if they feel like their cubs are in danger. So, even though they may look “cute”, you should use caution if you encounter them. Trash pandas, masked bandits, Raccoons! These clever creatures can wreak havoc on your home. Whether they are looking for a winter refuge, or a place to have babies, it is not uncommon to find that a raccoon has taken up residence in YOUR residence. They are scavengers and will take any opportunity for easy food. If you have a garden, leave your trash bin out, or have water features in your yard, you might attract raccoons.
How do you know if you have raccoons in your home?
If you suspect that you have raccoons in your home here are some things to look for:
- Attic Noises–What do raccoons sound like? Many times, you will hear growling, snorting scratching, chewing, or footsteps.
- Soffit damage–Panels are pulled down or torn open leaving an entry for those masked bandits.
- Feces on your roof–This is obvious and gross.
- Scratches or smears of dirt on your home from the raccoon climbing
How to get rid of raccoons in your attic or crawlspace?
There are some preventative measures that can be used to repel or deter raccoons from your home, such as tree trimming and making sure all trash cans and food bins are tightly sealed. However, if you have discovered a raccoon or raccoons in your home, we believe the safest and fastest way to have them removed is to call a wildlife removal company. We have a number of qualified companies that we can refer you to for help. However, a simple internet search will work too. “How to keep raccoons away” is a Wildlife Control Operator’s specialty. They are licensed and trained to do this type of work safely and effectively. Once a Wildlife Control Operator has made sure that all raccoons have been removed, they will then make a plan to seal the home to prevent any re-entry issues for raccoons and other wildlife too.
How does AAC Distributing help?
You might be wondering,“How does this company help with my raccoon problem?” Well, at AAC Distributing, LLC we manufacture premium exclusion products. This is just a fancy way for us to say, we make really good products to secure your home against unwanted critter entry and they work for a really long time.
We offer several products that raccoons can not chew or tear through. XclusionPro Foundation Vent Guard and XclusionPro XL Power Fan Vent Guard are just a couple of our galvannealed steel vent covers that are commonly and effectively used for protecting against raccoon entry. We also offer the XclusionPro Louvered Vent Guard for when raccoons are taking-on your gable vents. So, while these products may not get rid of a raccoon in your crawlspace or attic, they can certainly protect your home from any future entry.