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Raccoons have done a lot of damage to this roof

If you are having problems with raccoon damage in your yard, your outbuildings or worse your attic, there is a time to deal with them and a time to let them alone.

Raccoons usually have their young in the spring, however in some climates they may have several batches of young raccoons and you need to find out if they have any young ones with them in their den regardless of were they are.

Raccoons with young pups are very protective and have been known to tear a roof apart to get back into their den to protect their young ones. The damage the raccons cause as well as letting water in, can really damage your home and cost thousands of dollars.

Most experts will recommend that you wait till the young ones are old enough to leave the den before you take steps to keep them out to avoid Raccoon Damage of this type.

Once you are sure they are gone or if the young are old enough install a one way trap over their entrance so they can get out but not back in. this is the best way to get rid of them and avoid further damage from raccoons. There are just so many raccoons in urban areas there is really no use in trying to trap them and take them away. More will come later to occupy the vacated den unless you block the entrance.

Once they are gone, use strong heavy gauge wire mesh and cover all possible entrances, screw nailing all of the wire mesh down. Take care to properly seal any holes you need to put into your roof to avoid water leakage. Even if there are areas were they have not entered, cover these with wire mesh as well. Next you will have to deal with any raccoon damage they have caused inside and arrange for these Raccoon Damage repairs caused by the raccoons to be completed.

Be very careful with the raccoon damage and entering attic space. Breathing the feces can cause organ damage and death. In the dry air of your attic, these feces break down, become dust like and when disturbed will float in the air for you to breath. Hire professionals to clean up the attic if they have been there for some time. You may have to replace the insulation and the air vents over the soffits if there is a lot of raccoon damage. For more information on raccoon damage repair, safety issues and other associated topics visit our site map.


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