Homeowners in Western North Carolina are most likely to notice a raccoon problem during the spring. In the mountains, 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.
Raccoons in Western North Carolina
Raccoons are found throughout the entire state of North Carolina. Their habitats can range for rural to urban, but they are often found in a mixture of human-populated areas near streams or other water sources. Western North Carolina popularity as a tourism location and its rivers and lakes make it an ideal location for raccoons.
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.
- Wildlife Removal– 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 or soiled 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
- Roof returns
- Gable vents
We used metal flashing to cover the hole in the roof return.
Most gable vents are constructed with a screen that is easily bypassed by animals. Rodents like squirrels and rats can gnaw through it. Raccoons can break it apart and then squeeze through. We seal gable vents using galvanized hard wire mesh to prevent the entry of bats, squirrels, raccoons, and other animals.
Trutech Wildlife Service
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.
In addition, Trutech offers a one-year warranty on full home exclusions. We are not satisfied until you are and that’s 100% guaranteed.
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.
We know how to protect you and your family from the hazards of wildlife in your home or place of business.