Raccoons are adorable creatures – from a distance. Up close they can be incredibly destructive and vicious. They can be very territorial, and once they have decided to move onto your property or into your home, they can be very difficult to get rid of. Hiring a professional is the only way to ensure that the raccoons are gone, and that steps are taken to ensure they won’t be back. Hiring a professional animal control company at the earliest signs of your raccoon problem can help them address it faster, and more efficiently. Here are a few sings you may need raccoon removal in Fairfax, VA.
One of the first signs that raccoons may be looking to move into your home or yard is the presence of tracks over the course of a few consecutive days. Some raccoons will only pause at certain houses, take a look to see if there are any easy points of access, and move on if not. If there is a way for one to get into your home, however, they may revisit your property several times in advance. Raccoon tracks look remarkably similar to humans, only they are much smaller.
Another surefire sign that raccoons are very interested in your home is the presence of droppings. They are unique in appearance, and can usually be found near the roots of a tree or in a pile of logs. If you have children or pets, these droppings should be cleaned up immediately, to prevent the spread of disease.
Raccoons are incredibly disruptive creatures. They will often tear through garbage bags, and even “learn” how to open certain garbage cans to get at the contents inside. This can leave a disgusting mess across the sidewalk; one that homeowners are often responsible for cleaning. They are also noisy – with over fifty distinct, but unpleasant, sounds. Homeowners dealing with raccoon infestations are often kept awake because of these types of disruptions.