Property Insurance – Are You Experiencing A Raccoon Infestation?

raccoon problems

Did Someone Say Raccoon Problems?

Those adorable little hands are used to tear at your roof’s shingles in order to gain access to the attic. Not only is this a late night disturbance, because raccoons are nocturnal, but it’s bad for your roof, too. They’ll also take advantage of an open garage, an abandoned car, or they’ll try to build a home under your deck.

The major problem is that raccoons can carry parasites and viruses. For instance, most raccoons carry roundworms. Roundworm eggs can remain living in the feces and can be transmitted to humans by contact. Additionally, a good percentage of urban raccoons are carriers of the rabies virus which can also be transmitted to humans through bites and scratches. Urban Raccoons like to reside in the metro east – call Raccoon Removal Mascoutah : (618)-391-0321!

Raccoons may be sneaky smart and strong, but there are measures you can take to prevent them from invading your home and making a mess out of your garbage. Here are the steps we at Frontier Wildlife Control encourage customers to take so the nuisance of raccoons is kept to a minimum if not removed entirely.

Proper Home Maintenance

For most people, their house is their largest investment. Harsh weather can take a toll on a home making huge renovations out of what would have been minor repairs. Regularly inspecting your home for damages is one of the best ways to prevent raccoons from getting in and making their own costly brand of damages.

Tips For Raccoon Control

  • Regularly trim vegetation and tree branches away from roofs to prevent raccoons easy access. Determined raccoons can climb about anything, but making it harder for them can make it less likely that they will attempt the break in.
  • Wildlife proof potential access points like vents, soffits, plumbing mats, and roof edges.
  • Quickly spot and repair damaged areas to save money in the long run. Rotted areas of roofs make digging to the attic much easier for raccoons.