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4 Ways Raccoons Can Damage Your Home November 1, 2019

Downtown Dayton, Dayton
4 Ways Raccoons Can Damage Your Home, Dayton, Ohio

Although raccoons can look deceptively cute, these large pests can cause quite a bit of damage to your home if they settle in your attic. They quickly make your home their own by shredding materials for nests, chewing on vital parts of the house, and leaving a mess wherever they go. If you’re concerned that you may have unwelcome guests in your home, schedule raccoon removal as soon as possible to minimize the damage. Here are some ways that these critters can harm your home.

Types of Damage From Raccoons

1. Wiring

Raccoons are fond of chewing up whatever materials they can get their paws on to build cozy nests. If they find themselves inside your attic, they may start to chew on any wiring running through the walls. Left alone, this damaged wiring can increase the chances of electrical fires, which are only worsened by the presence of flammable materials the raccoons have already shredded.

2. Insulation

The soft insulation in your attic is attractive to raccoon mothers-to-be when they build their nests. Pregnant raccoons may pull all of the insulation out of the walls, shred it, and pile it in a corner to create a soft surface for their babies. In addition to creating a massive mess, this can also lead to increased energy bills because your home is less insulated than it should be. Have the insulation replaced after raccoon removal.

raccoon removal3. Ducts & Wood

If you don’t schedule raccoon removal at the first signs of an infestation, these pests may start to chew and scratch at the air ducts and wood structures in your attic. The damage they cause can lead to expensive repairs or even AC duct replacements. Essentially, these creatures can destroy anything they find within reach when they settle in your home.

4. Urine & Feces

In addition to the destruction they leave behind, raccoons also urinate and defecate all over your attic. This waste can lead to serious health concerns for you and your family, including roundworm infections, which can cause nervous system damage or death if left untreated. Exercise caution when cleaning up any messes left after raccoon removal.

 

Schedule your raccoon removal with AllPest Pest Control & Wildlife Removal in Lewisburg, OH. This wildlife removal company has been in business for more than 35 years and serves residents of Dark, Preble, Miami, and Montgomery counties. They also do their utmost to remove each creature they encounter in the most humane ways possible. If you suspect you have a raccoon problem, schedule an appointment with these professionals by calling (937) 884-5646, or learn more online.

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