Raccoon Damage to Your Roof
Raccoons love to enter homes by breaking into your attic vent fans, but that is not their only way in. We have seen raccoons rip straight through wood shingles, wood shakes, asphalt shingles, soffits, chimney flashing, vent pipe flashing, regular roof vents…pretty much anything that could allow them to get into your homes.
Raccoon Damage in Your Attic
The biggest problem with raccoons breaking into your attic is the feces left behind. This waste can cause disease and lead to health problems. We offer services to remove the feces from you attic and sanitize the area. We can even remove contaminated insulation and install brand new insulation! Another potential problem of raccoons in your attic is chewing on wires. This can lead to shorts in your electricity and could be a potential fire hazard.
Raccoon Damage to Your Lawn
Raccoons are known for grubbing, digging up areas of your lawn in search of beetle larvae (grubs). Grubbing raccoons can roll up new sod as perfectly as it was laid out. They can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your lawn by digging up large patches of grass in a relatively short amount of time. To catch raccoons that are damaging your yard we place cages around the damaged area. The cages our technicians use are specially designed to ensure that once they are caught they can’t do any more damage!
Raccoon Damage Under Your Deck
Raccoons that live under the deck might not appear to cause a lot of damage, but we have seen raccoons break into basements by entering around windows, vents and even through the wood siding underneath decks. Having a raccoon take up residence under your deck can also be damaging to your health, as raccoon feces often plays host to many serious diseases. The raccoon could also die underneath the deck. Our technicians can remove the dead animal from under your deck, but in some cases we may need to remove deck boards to get the carcass out and fumigate the area.
Raccoon Damage to Your Chimney
This is one of the most popular spots for a female raccoon to hide and give birth to her kits. The droppings left by the raccoon family can leave behind terrible odors as well as disease. Raccoons can also damage the outer frame of the chimney by the constant climbing and scratching when they come and go each day. Also, chimneys that have had animals living and nesting in them are often at greater risk for a chimney fire. Having a raccoon family removed from your chimney is important in preserving your fireplace from unnecessary damage. We also offer chimney cap installation services, to ensure that no new raccoon families can take up residence!
Raccoon Damage in Your Garage
Raccoons always need an entry and exit, and if they become trapped in the garage and can’t find an exit, they will make one. This usually results in severe damage to your garage door. Some customers try and leave the garage door open at night to allow the raccoon out, but typically the raccoon will look for a place to hide – it may even find a way into your attic. We recommend one of our technicians come out and trap the raccoon to make sure that it can’t come back again.