What Kind of Damage Can Raccoons Cause to Your Home?

Raccoon's Do More Damage Than You Think
Raccoon’s Do More Damage Than You Think

Ever watch a movie where the parents go away on vacation, leaving the kids behind, only to come home to a completely trashed house? That’s the kind of destruction you can expect when raccoons take over your home.

Has there been a bash at your place while you were gone?
Signs of a raccoon invasion encompass an array of damage, including…

  • Toppled trash cans.
    How many times do you want to retrieve yesterday’s smelly garbage from your front lawn?
  • The destruction of insulation.
    Costing you thousands in heating and cooling costs, raccoons reduce the effectiveness of insulation by compressing insulation and clearing large areas of it for nesting.
  • Damage to electrical and ductwork.
    Left unaddressed, this damage could lead to fire, water damage and mold.
  • Structural damage.
    Torn out soffit, ripped up flashing, holes in drywall and more.
  • The distribution of urine and feces.
    Turning your home into a giant litterbox, from floor to ceiling, and possibly infecting it with deadly diseases including roundworm, distemper, and rabies.

And that’s just the tip of the iceburg!
Destructive by nature, raccoons can completely destroy your home, shredding everything from your books and toilet paper to your living room sofa, all while leaving a plethora of grubby little fingerprints behind them. Cute? We think not.

Raccoons partying to hearty in your home or business? Contact Stern today.