Raccoons- Protecting Your Home

When it comes to your home, you want to protect it in every way possible. This includes the elements as well as insects and other critters that could damage your home and potentially lead to even larger issues. One unwanted pest that can often make its way to your doorstep is the racoon. Raccoons can be a nuisance and even pose a health risk to yourself or your pets. If you feel you may have a raccoon infestation, it is important to handle the matter as quickly as possible.

Signs of Raccoon Infestation

Racoons give a variety of visual and audible signs that signal their presence around your home. You may directly see them, especially at night when they are at their most active. You may also see signs of damage to your insulation, wood, shingles, wires, and so much more. One of the most common signs is the mess they typically leave behind. Racoons like to raid, and if they can get into your trash, they will most likely leave quite the mess.

What You Can Do

If you suspect you may be dealing with a racoon infestation, it is important to take a few initial steps. First, you’ll want to do an inspection of your home. Do you have areas where racoons could enter your home? This could be broken vents, uncapped chimneys, and other openings around your roof. You’ll also want to check your siding and any potential holes you may have around your property. You’ll also want to ensure that you are storing your trash in sealed areas, as well as remove bird seed feeders and fountains. Essentially, you don’t want to have anything out they would be attracted to.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that homeowners shouldn’t address the problem themselves, directly. Raccoons can be dangerous, and they can carry rabies and other diseases. Your best bet is trusting in a professional. They can come up with a plan of action as well as take care of the dirty work. At A-One Exterminators, our experienced team is ready to help get your home pest and critter free.  

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