Raccoons knocking over your trash cans are bad enough. Having one inside your attic is even worse as they present health and safety risks. Raccoons are common in northern New Jersey, where they destroy roofs and walls while spreading disease.
To protect your home from damage and avoid illness from these rabies-carrying intruders, get NJ pest control services to safely handle raccoon removal.
Sounds & Signs of Raccoons in the Attic
Raccoons make enough noise that you’ll probably hear them walking around. They are most active at night, but urban wildlife may cause noise at any time.
Take a flashlight to the attic and shine it around. This helps identify a raccoon nest because their eyeballs will reflect the flashlight.
The smell of raccoon musk, urine, and feces will be obvious. Their poop looks a lot like cat poop. Squirrels leave smaller pellets.
Beware of Raccoon Problems in the Summer
It’s most common to get a pregnant mother raccoon who wants to give birth and raise her young in the safety of the indoors.
Be careful, though, because a concerned mama will be aggressive and defensive. If you block her out with the kids still in the attic, she will destroy whatever she needs to get back in.
NJ pest control professionals offer humane removal, cleaning and disinfecting, and blocking raccoons from getting back inside your home.
Need help removing a raccoon nest from the attic? Contact us at Stern Environmental for NJ pest control by your local wildlife removal experts!