Raccoons in the Attic
Finding raccoons in the attic is common in Virginia Highlands. Some homeowners may confuse the noises they make for squirrels in the attic. Raccoons are a bit heavier and tend to make louder noises. If they can get to your roof, they can get into your attic. They will often tear up roofing in an attempt to gain entrance. Once they find their way into your attic space they will cause a lot of damage. They will tear up insulation as they look to build nests for their young. They will leave droppings all over.
The best way to handle these animals is to call us in. We will trap them in the attic; as well as seal up the entry point into the attic. Sealing up the home of any gaps or holes is the best way to prevent any animals returning.
Raccoon Damage Repair
A major cause of home and attic damage, raccoons in Virginia Highlands are always on the lookout for a great place to live and your attic is just right. Attics provide a dry, warm, safe shelter for them to raise their young. They enter your home by prying open areas in soffits and vents and, once inside, the damage begins. Destruction of duct work, insulation, wiring, and wood often takes place, as well as damage to personal belongings stored in the attic. Your attic has also become an indoor toilet for your new tenants who leave behind urine and droppings. Parasites such as fleas can also be a problem long after the family has been removed.
Raccoon Exclusion Services
Perhaps the most important service we provide is our ability to prevent animals from returning to your home or business. We accomplish this by making structural repairs or additions to remove the opportunity for animals to enter a building. In cases where animals have already taken up residence, our biological clean-up process will eliminate the scent markings animals use to communicate, thus removing any attraction for future animals to find ways to enter a contaminated space.