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Raccoons In The House? Key Signs And Tips To Deal With Them

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When it comes to pest infestations in your home, one of the most challenging and troubling is raccoons. If you believe that you may have a raccoon in your home, it's in your best interest to look for some of the most common indicators to confirm it before you call for a racoon removal. Here are some signs to look for as well as an explanation of why it's best not to try to get rid of raccoons yourself.

Signs Of Raccoon Infestations

If you are trying to determine what kind of pest you have in your home, you might be thinking it's a raccoon. If so, there are some key signs that can help you confirm it. For example, raccoons will typically leave their scat in one area, and their scat resembles what you would see from a medium-sized dog breed. Over time, you'll notice odors from this as they relieve themselves inside your home more frequently.

You will also find chewed wires, torn and chewed insulation, and similar messes in your home, especially in your attic. Another thing to look for is signs of anything getting into your trash cans, including outdoor cans as well as the one in your kitchen.

Raccoons are scavengers and they will dig through trash if they believe that there is food in there. Try to avoid leaving food accessible, and secure your trash at night to discourage their presence.

Reasons To Call A Pest Control Service

If you are fairly certain that you have raccoons in your home, it's time to call a pest control service, such as Environmental  Pest Control. Raccoons can be aggressive, especially when they feel cornered. And they can carry diseases, too. That makes it important that you work with an exterminator to remove raccoons from your home instead of trying to do it yourself. 

Your removalist will help you find the areas where the raccoons are frequently traveling in your home and will place traps to catch them. Then, the removalist will come back regularly to collect and empty the traps by relocating the raccoons somewhere off your property.

This is the safest way to remove raccoons from your home. Pest control removalists are professionally trained to deal with the raccoons safely and avoid injury. This protects both you and your home from any damage or injury. 

Contact an pest control company near you today if you suspect you have a pest infestation or can confirm that there's a raccoon in your home. He or she will answer any questions that you have and help you deal with your infestation problem.