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Atlanta Raccoon Removal

Posted at May 9, 2012 | By : | Categories : Uncategorized | 0 Comment

Hearing loud noises in your attic?  Raccoons are very active in the Atlanta area this time of year.  A female raccoon will look for the easiest way to enter your attic and make a nursery for her young in your insulation.  Raccoons can cause a lot of damage to your roof, attic space and insulation.  Raccoons carry ecto-parasites such as fleas, mites and ticks.  They are also host to more serious diseases like raccoon roundworm and rabies.  Raccoons are considered high to moderate rick vectors for rabies.  Raccoon roundworm is spread via microscopic eggs in raccoon feces (droppings).  Raccoon droppings  should only be cleaned up by trained personnel with the proper safety equipment.   The microscopic roundworm eggs can remain viable for up to 6 years after the raccoon has moved out or been relocated!  Raccoon clean up is often covered by most homeowners insurance policies.   The technicians at Critter Control of Atlanta can completely restore your attic by removing soiled insulation, disinfecting the area and blowing in new cellulose insulation.

Typical raccoon entry points are roof vents, louver vents, soffit vents, construction gaps (behind gutter at roofline), rotten fascia boards and chimneys.  Raccoons may even rip through the roof if the wood is soft (usually a pregnant female).  Raccoons are nocturnal (active at night) average 2′ – 3′ long (including tail) and weigh 1- – 20 lbs.  They are onmivors, eating both plant and animal material such as fruits, nuts, berries, grain, bird eggs, amphibians, small rodents, dog & cat food left out doors, garbage & so on.

Baby raccoons are usually born from March to June with average litter sizes of 1 – 8 pups, 5 being the average.

Be sure to have your local Critter Control of Atlanta technician cover the cover your chimney NFPA 211 and BOCA code approved chimney screens or rain caps.  These are available in galvanized, stainless, black & copper in a wide range of sizes.

All of our repair work comes with a 3 year renewable warranty.  Products such as Leafproof Gutter Protection System and Chimney caps come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Call Critter Control of Atlanta today for a Free Inspection at (770) 663-6260.  Our wildlife technicians can trap and remove the raccoons in your attic and repair any damage they may have caused.   References available.  Critter Control of Atlanta is available 24/7 for emergencies.  Thank you for your inquiry.

About Valli

Co-Owner & Office Manager of Critter Control of Atlanta for 12 years. Wildlife and Exclusion Specialists. Wildlife Rescue & Stray Dog & Cat Rescue.

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