Racoons may look like furry, harmless animals, but once these creatures infest your home, they will wreak havoc that will lead to substantial property damage.
Raccoons will tear through ducts, insulation on pipes, drywall, chew on wires and other structural damages that will cost a lot for repairs or replacement.
Holes in the Roof
Raccoons have nimble and strong paws that can tear through brittle plywood, shingles or aluminum. These creatures will find ways to invade a home, especially if they are looking for warmth and place to raise babies.
If they deem your home ideal for making a den, they will do whatever they can to enter. Leaving food outside unlocked or left in the open will attract raccoons into your property. To avoid an infestation, make sure to seal and put food in garbage bins or places that are out of reach.
Racoons not only create holes in roofs but they will also tear through insulation, which is not only a nuisance but will cause frustration and stress to the homeowner.
Insulation that no longer works properly will lead to energy consumption inefficiency. This will affect not only the temperature of your house, but will also increase your energy bill.
Raccoons also like to chew wires; once they chew through enough cables, you might experience a power outage in various parts of your house. The kitchen, bathroom or bedroom might not have electricity because a raccoon ate through the wiring.
Torn Air Duct
Venting structures for bathroom, kitchen and dryers are very often through attics. Raccoons break and damage these ducts and prevent the proper flow of air that can lead to mold and fire.
Raccoon damage will cost you thousands of dollars in repair and replacement of air ducts, insulation and vapour barrier. However, before you go on a hunt to get rid raccoons in your home think about the difficulties of complete removal and prevention of re-infestation. Animal removers have the experience and expertise to get rid of animals in a humane way.
How to Get Rid of Raccoons
Raccoons are the kind of creatures that will keep returning, if you do not completely remove them from your property. Mississauga animal control companies know all the techniques needed to successfully get rid if these creatures. They also do so in a humane manner, keeping the animals alive and unharmed. Mississauga animal control experts such as Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control will also help you implement ways to prevent these creatures from re-infesting your house.