If you are hearing a lot of sounds coming from your attic, you may have raccoons living there. Raccoons look for safe places to have their babies, as well as a warm place during the winter months. If you do have raccoons, you need to get them out as soon as you can. The best way to do this is to hire a wildlife removal company. Below is information on determining if you do have raccoons and how the wildlife removal company will remove them.
Look in Attic
Go into your attic and look for raccoons and you may see them. If not, you will likely see the damage they have caused you. For example, they will dig through insulation and over time destroy all the insulation in your attic. Raccoons also urinate and defecate in your attic so you will smell a strong smell, especially coming from the urine. If the raccoons have been living in your attic for quite some time the smell may hit you as soon as you enter the attic.
You should also look for baby raccoons as they are likely in your attic if there are female adult raccoons. The babies will be all together in one area. If you see them do not touch them as if the mother comes back and finds you, she will likely attack you.
Contact Wildlife Removal Company
When you call the wildlife removal company tell them you think you have raccoons. They will come to your home to make sure this is true and then take steps to get the raccoons out. In some cases, raccoons will leave on their own. This is especially true if a female has babies. Once the babies grow, they should venture out on their own and the female will follow. There are cases, however, when the female decides to stay or one of the babies may decide to stay in the attic.
The wildlife removal company will not kill the raccoons but instead safely remove them and take them to another area that is away from homes. The company will set up traps in the attic. Once they catch the adult raccoons, they will then remove the babies. They will put the babies into the cage with their mother.
The wildlife removal company can tell you how the raccoons got into your home so you can take steps to prevent them from getting back in again.
Contact a local wildlife removal service to learn more.