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Don’t Let Raccoons Near Your House – They May Ruin Your CD’s!

Pests are no joke!

What comes to mind when you think of pests? Do you think of only insects? What about Raccoons!? Did you know they can get into your automobiles if you’re not too careful. Did you know they could come into your garage? Better not leave your CDs out!

If there is one animal that is found wherever humans are in North America it is the raccoon. These creatures are intelligent, adaptable, and thriving in close to any environment. Their knack for finding food and shelter in a growing urban environment has made them one of the more successful urban wildlife species and this has caused an increase in raccoon populations around the United States. One thing raccoons don’t do is build their own dens. Instead, they rely on already existing structures like rock hollows or trees. Experts at Frontier Wildlife Control have noticed that raccoons prefer man made structures to ones found in forests for their increased warmth, shelter, and closer proximity to food sources.

This puts your property in jeapordy! (Especially Your CDs!)

It may be hard to imagine how a raccoon can get into your attic but low hanging or adjacent branches to your house provide easy access. Raccoons are relentless pests, so anything exposed or that can be detached, such as shingles, roof vents, chimneys, or fascia boards offer a potential entrance into your home. Raccoons find attics to be a great environment to raise their young because of the warmth they provide and the abundance of materials that can be used to build a nest. They will rip insulation off the attic walls and chew through electrical wires, as well as destroy air ducts. They will use your attic as a restroom; feces will begin to pile up and urine will seep down to your ceiling. If given the opportunity raccoons will raise multiple litters in your attic, so early detection and raccoon removal is crucial.

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Getting an idea of where the raccoons entered and where they are staying is imperative not only in removing them, but also in preventing them from returning. Raccoons are strong and smart enough to damage roof soffits, vents, and sidings, but this doesn’t mean that their entryways are always easy to find. Luckily, raccoons tend to leave clues as to how they entered like pawprints or shed fur.

Baby raccoons are immobile for the first eight weeks of their lives so need to be found and removed by hand. Finding them can be difficult as their mothers will go to excessive lengths to protect and hide them Scaring away the mother from her young will usually lead her to exit the area into the outdoors again. Once her babies are removed from the attic and put into a box, her maternal instincts will drive her to reunite with and relocate them to an alternate den location.

Raccoons are omnivores and will eat just about anything they can get their greedy paws onto. Well-fed coons will live longer and have much larger litters which will increase the population in your neighborhood and the likelihood of conflict.

Frontier Wildlife Control employees are trained in removing raccoons from your area and would be more than happy to do so. They also offer inspections and preventative measures to check for and keep these mask wearing bandits from invading your home, eating your garbage, and burrowing into the warmth of your attic. Raccoon Removal Belleville can help make sure that your CDs, your car, and any property you have remain safe and sound.