When people think of pests and pest control, they’re usually thinking of roaches, termites, bed bugs, mice, rats, and other small vermin. Most people don’t think to include raccoons in that list. Until it’s too late, that is, and raccoons have already done a lot of expensive damage to their homes. If you see raccoons around your Baltimore County house then you should contact a Baltimore County pest control professional for a free estimate. If left to their own devices, raccoons can do a surprising amount of damage under or even in your house.
Why Raccoons Break into Houses
Like any other creature, raccoons like to be comfortable, so a house looks pretty tempting to any raccoon, especially during cold times or other periods of bad weather. This is especially true for pregnant raccoons, who want warm, dry, safe spaces to have and raise their babies.
Raccoons can get under or into your home in a number of ways. If you have a crawlspace under your house, a hole dug up against the wall could be a sign that a raccoon has gotten under there. They are especially drawn to attics, though, and often get into them through holes or cracks in your walls or roof, so keep an eye out of such things, or for insulation that has been torn out of the walls in your attic. Raccoons can also get in by windows that were left unlocked. That’s true even if you left them closed, because raccoons are smart enough to open a window.
And it’s those smarts that make raccoons so destructive. Like a lot of smart animals, they’re very curious creatures, and will mess around with things they don’t understand. This makes them prone to messing up your electrical and ventilation systems, which can be incredibly expensive to fix. It also makes them prone to destroying any personal possessions you have stored in the attic.
Contact a Baltimore County Pest Control Professional for Help
If you’re concerned about raccoons in your Baltimore County home, you need the help of a Baltimore County pest control professional. Contact us at Raven Termite and Pest Control today.