Raccoons thrive in every county in North Carolina. In fact, since 1987 evidence suggests the raccoon population is growing. Their preferred habitat has easy access to water, such as bottomland forests, hardwood swamps and marshes. Raccoons thrive near people because of increased shelter and food options in conjuction with less predation
Raccoons in the Triangle
Homeowners in the Triangle are most likely to notice a raccoon problem during the spring. In the mountains, the raccoon breeding season is from February through March. Female raccoons generally prefer hollow trees as dens, but attics share the same qualities for an excellent den as a hollow tree.
Raleigh-Durham Raccoon Removal
You should not expect a raccoon to evict itself from your home. Not only could a raccoon stay in your attic for months, but it will also cause significant damage to your house and potentially spread diseases.
Starting in late March, this homeowner in Waynesville started hearing loud thumping noises in their attic. After an inspection, we found a raccoon had made her den in their attic.
Our recommended raccoon removal service includes:
- Raccoon trapping– box or cage trap is usually the most efficient way to remove a raccoon
- Exclusion Repair– Sealing up the home to prevent animal entry.
- Clean up- Removal of droppings and soiled and destroyed insulation.
- Sanitization and Ectoparasite treatment– Treating the area where the animal was present to kill and prevent viruses, bacteria, and insects brought in by the animal.
Raccoon Control in Raleigh-Durham
Full home exclusions offer the most effective and long-term solution for raccoon control. Trutech offers a one-year guarantee on all full home exclusions.
Raccoons are excellent climbers and can gain access to many different parts of your house. They are intelligent critters that can find or create a way into your house. A raccoon only needs a hole the size of a grapefruit to squeeze into.
Most common entry points for raccoons in the Triangle:
- Roof returns
- Gable vents
- Roof ridges
- Roof edge
Soffit Raccoon Exclusion in Raleigh
Soffit materials include vinyl, wood, and aluminum. Raccoons can tear all three of these materials. When the soffit meets the roof under the roof return, soffits can be loose. Raccoons will find these loose areas and squeeze into your attic.
Roof Ridge Raccoon Exclusion in Durham
Roof ridge vents are designed to improve air circulation in your home. They are not designed to stop a full-grown raccoon.
Ridge vents might seem too small to let a raccoon in. Raccoons can exploit a weakness and create a much larger gap to get into your home.
Covering the roof ridge vent with galvanized steel will stop a raccoon.
Let Trutech In to Get the Wildlife Out
You shouldn’t attempt raccoon removal on your home. When cornered, raccoons can become aggressive especially if juveniles are present. Without proper care and equipment, the presence of raccoon feces can lead to upper respiratory infections.
When you encounter unwanted wildlife in your home or business it is important to resolve the problem quickly and professionally. At Trutech®, our expert technicians and specialists have over 100 years of combined experience in the wildlife removal industry.
Trutech offers a one-year warranty on full home exclusions in Raleigh-Durham. We are not satisfied until you are and that’s 100% guaranteed. We know how to protect you and your family from the hazards of wildlife in your home or place of business.