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Are We Experiencing a NYC Raccoon Epidemic? The Stats Say Yes!

NYC Raccoon's
NYC Raccoon’s

Raccoons, like squirrels, are interesting critters and fun to watch, especially the babies that usually show no fear. Although entertaining, you do not want raccoons making your home, their home, under any circumstances.

The masked hombres are adept at setting up housekeeping in your attic and because they have a palate that allows them to eat just about anything humans do, they’ll stick around wherever food sources are available such as garbage cans. If you have a dog or cat and feed them outdoors, this is yet another available buffet to keep them in your home.

Raccoons also pose a problem when it comes to damaging your home. For raccoons, the old adage, “where there’s a will, there’s a way” definitely applies for finding an entry point into your home. Once inside, they can make a mess.

The curious critters pack very sharp teeth and aren’t afraid to use them especially if cornered or confronted. Another issue to consider is rabies. Raccoons have been known to carry the disease. While you may think the solution is to capture them yourself, it’s highly recommended that you leave the trapping and removing of raccoons to NYC raccoon control professionals for your own safety.

If you’re experiencing a problem with 4-legged masked bandits infiltrating your property, contact us at Stern Environmental Group. We have the NYC raccoon control specialists who know how to capture and remove raccoons humanely.

 

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.