Our animal-loving experts have done the hard work for you – they’ve identified where raccoons are likely to attempt entry into your home, so that you can rest easy knowing any sneaky little critters won’t be able to gain access. Raccoons may look cute and cuddly but they possess a remarkable knack at getting through even tight spots in pursuit of warmth or shelter from bad weather. To help protect yourself against their invasion tactics here’s some common hide holes these crafty rodents often use:
By different kinds of vents (roof, gable, attic, wall, plumbing) Vents are essential for the proper functioning of a home, providing cooling air in summer and helping to prevent moisture build-up during winter. Unfortunately, with too little protection these openings can become an open invitation from furry invaders – raccoons!
By Roof Edge
Roof edges are notoriously susceptible to water damage due to the presence of gutters, snow banks or vegetation which trap and accumulate rainwater. This accumulation causes them to rot quickly, weakening their surface structure so that raccoons can easily chew through it for a convenient entrance into your home. Make sure your roof is up-to-date on maintenance if you want to protect yourself from this unwanted intruder.
By Roof-Soffit Intersections
Raccoons are known to capitalize on small spaces and tight crevices, especially in the region where roofs and soffits intersect. With a strong heave of their shoulders, they can easily slip into unsuspecting attics.
Beware of expecting some furry, four-legged visitors this winter! Unprotected chimneys can easily become the ideal spot for a female raccoon to give birth and raise her babies. Don’t let your fireplaces provide more than just warmth – safeguard them from uninvited guests by making sure they’re capped off properly!
They can enter through holes in foundations or by air vents Raccoons are crafty creatures, and they can find their way into your basement through a variety of means. From tiny holes in the foundation to air vents that provide much-needed ventilation – these little critters will stop at nothing until they gain access.
How do I know if raccoons have entered my house?
If you’ve been hearing strange hissing or squealing sounds, noticing fingerprints on your windows and walls, or discovering mysterious droppings around the house – there’s a good chance that an unwelcome guest is taking up residence in your home: A raccoon!
With the Aspen Wildlife Control team, you can trust that any raccoons encountered will be treated with care and compassion as they are carefully handled and released back into their natural habitats.