The Raccoon in your attic is a very common problem found throughout the United States, Raccoons love to make their homes in your nice warm attic area of your house.
This kind of call is most noticable in Late Winter/ Early Spring when the Raccoons are looking for a place to have their babies. This time of year a female Raccoon can be very aggressive and dangerous. The female Raccoon is very protective of her babies and will defend her nest at all cost. If you have other general questions about raccoon removal go here.
Please don not try to handle this proble, always call a professional to handle your Raccoon in the attic complaint. a list of professional wildlife removal companies can be found by clicking here!
Raccoon droppings pose a huge threat. Their droppings may contain Baylisascaris which is Raccoon Roundworm. this is a huge problem and one that should be looked into closer my visiting sites like webmd.com.
Some information about Raccoon Rondworm is a follows: Baylisascaris, an intestinal raccoon roundworm, it can infect a variety of animals, including humans. The worms develop to maturity in the raccoon intestine, where they produce millions of eggs that are passed into the feces. Released eggs can take 2-4 weeks to become infective to other animals and humans. The eggs are resistant to most environmental conditions and with adequate moisture, can survive for years. This information is copied from the www.cdc.gov site.
In the U.S. after raccoons have resided in the attic for any period of time, insulation damage is a common site. Loose fill insulation will become matted with fecal and urine and become compressed. This allows heated air to escape into the attic in the winter and hot air to enter the home in the summer.
This is a very troubling proble, as folks in the northern Climate begin to see a steep rise in their heating and cooling bills, this is because the insulation in the attic has no value. it is either urine soaked or compressed and should be removed and replaced.
Some insulation numbers and R values can be found here.
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