Do you have raccoons in your drop-tile ceiling? Raccoons are notorious for getting in and out of areas they should not. They have paws that can grab and help them into even the most difficult areas, like drop-tile ceilings. Raccoons are extremely smart and can open and crawl into just about anything and anywhere.
Are There Scratching Noises In The Attic?
You may have been hearing noises from the raccoons running around, scratching, and chittering back and forth to each other. We even receive calls where raccoons have pulled out one of the tiles and peeked their head out. Hopefully, your raccoons are a little more discreet and not as bold.
When the weather starts to get colder raccoons will start to seek shelter where it is safe, quiet, and warm. This is often in people’s homes or office buildings. They may locate a loose vent or have found a hole that they can squeeze through. Once they have found a safe and warm place they may choose it as their nesting area.
Are There Baby Raccoons In A Drop-Tile Ceiling?
Female raccoons typically have a litter size of 3-5 pups on average. They will keep their young until they are weaned around 2-3 months old. While they have their young with them, they will start to venture out. They teach them to survive once they are walking and starting to explore.
This is typically around the springtime and noises will be more pronounced as they get bigger. You may even hear crying sounds that can almost mimic a human baby’s cries. Around this time, you can also start to smell fecal build-up. This is due to the increase in raccoons in your attic.
Do You Smell Raccoon Feces Coming From A Drop-Tile Ceiling?
Raccoon fecal can be very hazardous to animals and humans. Raccoons have roundworms in their intestines and the roundworm eggs will end up in their fecal. If it is close to an air-duct, the air can stir up the fecal and release particles in the air. This can be breathed in or come into contact with your skin.
Raccoon Diseases You Should Be Aware Of
If this happens, you can get a disease called Baylisiscaris, which is found in roundworm eggs. Some symptoms may include liver enlargement, tiredness, and lack of coordination. In addition, a lack of attention to people and surroundings, nausea, loss of muscle control, blindness, and even coma can occur.
If you or a co-worker are experiencing any of these symptoms please seek medical attention.
Raccoon droppings have many different kinds of bacteria as well. This bacteria can cause several symptoms and sickness. Always be cautious and wear protective equipment or face masks when you are near any wildlife droppings.
Raccoon Fecal Cleanup Service
Apex Wildlife Control offers a fecal cleaning service in addition to our exclusion and trapping if you needed. Our technicians have protective gear that they wear during all fecal cleanups. In some cases, the damage is too extensive and the insulation will need to be replaced. Our company does not offer attic restorations, but we can help direct you to a company that does!
Raccoons are known to do a lot of damage to homes and commercial buildings. We always perform an internal and external inspection.
Raccoon Wildlife Control Inspection
On the internal inspection, our technician will go into the attic or drop tile ceiling. At this time, they will look for the fecal droppings to verify that there are raccoons. They will also check for chewed wiring, damage to your HVAC, duct-work, or ruined insulation. We take pictures to show you all of our findings so you can see the damages as well.
The technicians will then start the exterior portion of your inspection. They inspect from the bottom of your foundation to the top of the roof. We look for all possible and actual entry points.
Our technician will supply you with a quote and pictures explaining what needs to be done to your property. This will include exclusion and trapping. To learn more about raccoon trapping and removal, click here.
Apex Wildlife Control provides a one year warranty and double money-back guarantee on every exclusion job. If wildlife gains entry through our work we will trap and reseal the area at no additional cost.
Our double money-back guarantee is all about your satisfaction.
1. If you are not happy with the quality of our work we will come back and redo the area.
2. If you are still not happy, we will refund the portion of the work that is not to your satisfaction.
3. Finally, we will pay a competitor of your choice to come out to redo the work.
Apex Wildlife Control is all about having happy customers and we make you and your wildlife our top priority. There is no job too big or too small for us.
Please call Apex Wildlife Control today with any questions or concerns. We can handle your wildlife problem and provide the service that will best suit your needs. We believe in staying ahead of the problem and taking care of it before it becomes too overwhelming.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to earn your business! We hope to hear from you soon!