The Worst to Expect When a Raccoon Invades Your Norfolk Home!

During the breeding season of the Norfolk raccoon, they will often look for safe and warm place where they can build their den. It is not that uncommon that they will end up inside our house. More than 50% of the raccoon will be living inside the residential property in an urban setting. They are smart creatures but they can also have a destructive behavior. It is essential that you know the things to expect once they invaded your home.

Things to Expect When Raccoon Invaded Your House

In order to manage your expectation, we listed some of the things that you need to know once the Virginia raccoon is in your bedroom, kitchen, or other parts of the house. This may include the damages, the prevention of the damage, and how the professionals can help you address your infestation.

The Damages of the Raccoons

The presence of damages in your Norfolk house can help you determine if you are dealing with an active raccoon infestation. Being aware of these signs will help you identify the possible solution to reclaim your house from the unwanted guests. Here are some of the signs that you need to pay attention to.

  • The concentration of the damage should be found in the obscure areas of your home such as the basement, attic, garage, etc.
  • Observe the damages on your vents, shingles, fascia boards, and soffits. Any damages in these areas can be used by the raccoon as possible access point. 
  • Droppings are scattered in the attic.
  • There should also be flattened insulation in your attic and there are chewed electrical wirings.

  • Preventing the Damages

    There are various preventative measures to avert the damages that they can cause. One possible method is to discourage this Virginia creature form building den in your house. Food is the main reason why the raccoon is living in your house. You will have to limit their access to food that will convince them to choose a more suitable location. 

  • Keep your garbage bin secured. Cover it with a thick lid or place a heavy object on top of the lid that will keep it safe from the opportunistic feeder such as raccoon. 
  • Limit their access to the bird feeders by trimming the tree branches or installing trays and baffles. 
  • Take the pet bowl at night since it may invite Virginia raccoons and other wildlife creatures.

  • How Professional Removal Company Can Assist You

    Once the Virginia raccoon made it inside the house, it is time to call the help of the professional wildlife removal especially if you lack the experience and equipments. The expert will perform an inspection to determine the damages and entry points of the raccoons. They can also conduct trapping and removal methods that are within the jurisdictions. They can identify the root cause of your problem and fix the damages that will help you stay away from infestation.

    Raccoon removal can be an intricate process. This is why we often recommend our Norfolk readers to conduct preventative measures that will keep the vermin outside of our houses.

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