Having raccoons inside your attic can be a big problem. Other than causing damage, they can also carry disease such as rabies, raccoon roundworm, and salmonella. They will leave droppings and urinate pretty much anywhere, making the spread of disease that much more likely, especially if you have children or pets. Raccoons will generally avoid confrontation with humans but can attack and injure family pets. But don’t let that fool you, they can even attack humans if they are cornered or feel their raccoon babies are threatened.
Raccoons are easily identifiable by their very distinctive look a black mask and furry ringed tail. Adult raccoons in Northern Virginia generally weigh between 10 to 35 lbs and grow from 2′ to 3′ feet in length. They are omnivorous creatures and excellent climbers because of their dexterous fingers. Raccoons sleep during the day because they are nocturnal animals. Raccons are strong enough to pull shingles and boards from roofs to climb into attics. Raccoons on roofs can cause significant damage to your property they are known to destroy soffits, fascia boards, shingles, vents, and insulation to establish denning sites. Once a raccoon creates or enlarges a hole in the rooftop, it becomes an easy pathway to the attic.
Pro Trap will inspect your home to find any raccoon entry points such as any holes, crevices, or gaps that are large enough for raccoons to enter. By removing the places raccoons have to find shelter, rest, hide, or build nests and rear young, they cannot survive and will look elsewhere. We also install exclusion barriers around the areas where they have entered to keep them out.