What damage do raccoons cause inside a house?

Raccoons are wild animals and as such, they aren’t the best house guests that you can have and when they are in your attic, you can notice so much damage. These are animals which are destructive and very sloppy in their nature. There are many people who have made the mistake of taking raccoons in as pets. This is done with many risks. This is because the animals can scratch and bite and the other greatest problem is that they can destroy everything within the house. When a raccoon is within the attic, major damage can be witnessed.

There are lots of activities that the raccoons can engage in while in the attic. They can rip apart the ducts. It is not clear why the animals do this but it could be for fun or as they look for the best bedding material.

Raccoons also tear apart the insulation that is usually on the pipes and they will rip any insulating paper from the walls, chew on the wires and then stuff al that insulation in areas where they don’t even belong.

Raccoon poop and urine is the other damage that you will have to deal with if you ever have them in the attic. Raccoon have been known to poop all over the attic without sparing any part of it. This is a biohazard and coming into contact with the excrement can cause serious health issues in humans and pets. It is always an important thing to get help as soon as you realize that there is a raccoon issue within the attic.

One of the other things that you will notice about this animal is the fact that it can actually rip a hole in the roof, wall or ceiling in case there is somewhere it wants to get. These are animals that are very strong and their determination may actually surprise you. This is one of the reasons as to why they are able to cause so much damage all over the house and most especially the attic.

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