Damage to Your Home or Business
Raccoons can cause very serious damage to your property. Primarily they are looking for a safe place to nest and have their babies (kits) often making their dens in chimneys, roofs and attics. They are nocturnal animals (active at night) which can be very disturbing to homeowners who are trying to sleep. They like to enter your home through uncapped chimneys, loose shingles, and openings in your attic, roofs and eaves. Raccoons are highly intelligent animals with dexterous paws and are able to open garbage cans, jars and even door latches. The average weight of a raccoon is about 12 – 20 lbs. They are very strong animals capable of ripping up shingles, soffit, flashing and aluminum. They can also chew through electrical wires which can pose a serious risk of fire, especially when close to flammable materials such as wood or insulation. We only use 100% proven raccoon removal techniques.
Mother raccoons are extremely protective of their young and if separated from them, can cause major damage and will try very hard to get back into a den site. The kits can also be quite curious and destructive once they are mobile.