Are Raccoons Nesting in Your Attic?

Raccoons seem to always be getting into mischief. They get into our trash and scare our pets, but did you know that raccoons can also make their way into your home? As someone who’s been providing Maryland with raccoon and animal removal services for years, we wanted to take some time today to talk about how you can tell if you have raccoons nesting in your attic.

Hearing Sounds in Your Attic

One of the easiest ways to tell if you have an animal in your attic is whether you’re hearing noises. If you’re hearing scratching, pounding, or any other strange noises coming from your attic then you likely have an animal living up there. It could be a raccoon, or any other kind of animal, so you’re best off contacting a professional raccoon removal company in Maryland.

What Time of Day is it and What Season?

If you’re hearing noises or seeing signs of animals being in your attic during the night, you may have raccoons. Raccoons are nocturnal creatures, so you’ll likely see or hear any signs of them at night. Night is also the time when you may see raccoons gaining entry to your attic.

In addition to the time of day, you also need to think about what season we’re in. Mother raccoons give birth to their babies in early spring, and attics and garages can make safe and warm places to give birth. If you have a mother raccoon living in your attic with her babies, steer clear. Mama raccoons are extremely protective of their children, so their removal is best left up to a professional Maryland raccoon removal company.

Any Visible Damage?

Every now and then you should take a walk around your home looking for any potential damages near your attic and roof. Raccoons need somewhat sizeable holes to get into an attic, so you’ll likely be able to find their entry point when looking around your home. You can also look around in your attic itself to see if there is any sign of scratching damage, or any signs that any animals have been nesting up there.

Work with a Professional Maryland Raccoon Removal Company

Here at K.P. Wildlife, we’ve been providing Maryland with our animal and raccoon removal services for years, and we’ve enjoyed every moment of it. If you believe you may have a raccoon, or any kind of animal, in your attic, give us a call today. Our team of Maryland raccoon removal specialists is standing by ready to help.