3 Signs that Raccoons are Living In Your Home

Have you had the suspicion that something is living in your attic, but don’t know what it could be? It may be a raccoon. These creatures are extremely intelligent and very cunning, so it’s no surprise that they have found a way to sneak into your home and converted your upstairs attic into their home. Here are some things to look for to determine if a raccoon is indeed living in your home.

raccoon in house - 3 Signs that Raccoons are Living In Your Home

Unexplained Noises

Do you often hear unusual or unexplained noises coming from the attic? Do not disregard them! This is one of the best ways of determining if a raccoon is living in your home. Even though raccoons are nocturnal, it’s not uncommon for them to move around during the afternoons. When they are up and active, they usually produce sounds that you may hear such as:

  • Growling
  • Scurrying
  • Scratching
  • Gnawing

Actively listen for any of these noises to determine is a raccoon is in your home.

Things are Showing Up Damaged

Has your favorite Christmas sweater turned up in shreds? How about some of your important documents? Raccoons are very resourceful when it comes to fulfilling their basic needs. With that being said, they usually use sticks and leaves to build their nests, but it’s not uncommon for them to use any of the materials that are available to them in your attic such as cloth, paper, and insulation.

Animal Droppings

Unlike many other animals, who tend to choose just about anywhere to leave their droppings, raccoons will designate one area to use as their bathroom. Their feces are usually 2-3 inches long, tubular-shaped, and darkly colored. It usually has a foul smell to it, making it quite easy to find. If you stumble upon a pile of droppings in your attic that fits this description, it’s very likely that it came from a raccoon.

So How Do I Get Rid of Raccoons in My Attic?

The best way to safely remove an unwanted raccoon in your home is to contact a raccoon removal company. These experts will find a way to remove these animals ethically and safely, as well as help prevent raccoons from entering your home again in the future.

Looking for Raccoon Removal in Delaware?

Bay Area Wildlife uses ethical animal and pest removal practices. That means we can guarantee your safety and satisfaction while also ensuring the well being of the animal. If you have raccoons or other pests living in your home, contact us today to have one of our experts safely and efficiently have them removed so you can go back to having your peace of mind!