How many times do you visit your attic? I can honestly say that I go into mine at least twice a year: to get the Christmas tree down and to put it back. However, at that time, I'm guilty to say that I don't look around the attic to see if there has been any wildlife activity so there's no telling what would be found in my attic if it was inspected.
Raccoons are a one of the nuisance animals that can invade the attic space. They move in around the winter time for shelter from the cold and give birth to several babies in the spring time if there is enough food and water nearby. You may ask: "How can we get rid of these pests?". That's an excellent question.
Do NOT attempt to remove these animals yourself nor clean up any of their mess. Trapping raccoons should be left to a professional. Raccoon's feces can carry diseases and parasites which causes the biggest problems to humans. They also can carry roundworms that can't be killed by simple home disinfectants. They can be a vector for rabies; therefore, if they bite a human there is extensive measures needed for treatment. Although infections with humans are rare, they can damage the heart, eyes, and brain to you and/or your family.
Give Elite Wildlife Removal a call at 804-867-7184 to ease your mind knowing we will get your attic pest free and take preventative measures so will not happen again. We will be more than happy to come out and conduct a thorough inspection. We will talk with you after the inspection to let you know what all was found, the entry areas of how they got into the attic space and go over the remediation process to clean up their mess.