It can even occasionally sound like an entire herd of elephants running around in your loft. “What is that?” Can it be aliens in your attic? Although it’s probably not aliens in your attic, it sure seems like it sometimes.
Raccoons are renowned for finding their way to areas which are dark, woody, and with a lot of places to hide. Your attic can be the ideal place for raccoons to bed down, create nests, and also deliver litters of baby raccoons. They can often get in straight through harm in your roof, or they can find places on your eaves, vents, or chimney to get into the attic. Once they have made their home in your attic, they can cause considerable damage.
The most effective means of eliminating raccoons from the attic is prevention. Make sure all attic windows are closed and locked, inspect annually for weak spots on your roof and holes in your eaves. Check to make sure there are no cracks, holes, or some other places for raccoons to get in and take up residence in your attic. If they’re already there, there are a number of ways of removing raccoons from the loft.
The best method to remove raccoons from the loft inexpensively is to set traps. You can contact the local animal control agency and ask them for”have a heart” traps. These are little cages, which you can bait and trap a raccoon in without injuring it. As soon as you’ve caught the raccoon (or raccoons), contact animal control to have them removed from your attic safely. Animal control will probably relocate the raccoons to a location where they are not likely to find their ways back into your loft.
If there are too many raccoons, or you can’t appear to catch them with the traps, you may want to consider contacting a professional exterminator. They’ll come into your home, evaluate the situation, and discover a way to remove the animals in the most humane way possible.
Once all of the raccoons are removed from your attic, you will have to do repair and maintenance work. You’ll need to make certain that there are no other ways for the raccoons to re-enter your home, and do regular inspections to keep your home pest-free.
If you live in St Catharines and you’ve seen the signs of squirrels then it is best to speak to an animal control specialist. For any wildlife control problem create