When it comes to unwanted critters, raccoons are as much of a nuisance as they are prevalent. These bandits tend to root through your trash while scavenging for food, as well as sneaking into your home in search of more food and shelter. Despite the problems that they cause, raccoons can be handled by our experts with ease.
Spotting the Problem
Identifying a raccoon isn’t hard. They have quite the distinctive look, from their eyes which have the classic bandit mask to their incredibly dexterous paws which can be used for all sorts of functions such as opening latches, or grabbing food out of your garbage. They are similar in size to a small dog and can weigh between 5 and 20 pounds. Typically, their fur is gray with black or brown accents as well.
Why they are a Nuisance
Most people consider raccoons to be problematic when it comes to their habit of scavenging through your trash, but the problem goes so much further than that. Due to their nature, raccoons are always seeking out a food source, whether it be your garbage, or raiding your pantry, which is why invading a home is so appealing to them. Keep an eye out for potential points of ingress such as damaged window screens or gaps which could allow them into the attic or crawlspace.
Raccoons are a pest at best, but they can be devastating at worst They have a penchant for ruining insulation, which is incredibly costly, and once inside your home, they can spread airborne disease through their droppings. Your family should never be subject to raccoons in your home, so at the first sign of them, be sure to call the experts at Critter Control® of Delaware Valley. They have the tools and experience to keep both your home and those within it safe.