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Raccoons in the Soffit Madison
If you hear a loud scurrying and running in your attic in the early morning, then you may have raccoons in your soffit. Raccoons movements are primarily just after sunset and just before sunrise. They will use the soffits to move around your home to get to an entry point or and exit point.
If raccoons are in your Soffits, they are most likely in your attic and insulation as well. Raccoons can also use your soffits to get to your soffit vents, roofline, or eave gaps. Once they get to these areas raccoons will tear a hole, to go back and forth. Call Alpha Wildlife Nashville at the first sign of a raccoons in the soffit of your Brentwood home.
If you leave remnants of raccoons in your attic, such as droppings, urine, nesting material, food, hair, etc., these things can attract insects like roaches. Most importantly, the scent left behind often attract new raccoons to rip or break their way into your home once again. Mold can also grow on the areas in your attic with feces and urine and potentially cause respiratory infections and diseases that are easily spreadable.
Raccoons Entering Your Home
If raccoons find any entry points into your home, they can get into your attic without any difficulties. They can squeeze into very small holes that seem too tiny for them. Raccoons can also be on your roof or soffit because they’re on their way in or out of your attic as they leave their nest several times a night in search for food. This is usually an indicator of a raccoons trying to care for its family somewhere in your home.
Sometimes their habitat gets damaged and the wintery environment forces them to look for warmth and safety in a building or your home. Raccoons do tear up the dormers that meet the roofline of your home and get access to your attic.
Raccoon Common Problems
Some of the most common raccoons problems in attics we’ve seen are:
- Tearing into attics and setting up nests
- Destroyed insulation (by pushing it down), which will reduce your R-factor
- Strong odor of fecal matter and urine collected in attic insulation
- Dead raccoons in attic, with bad odor problems;
- Drywall damage caused by raccoons digging holes in ceiling
- Chewed on support beams, HVAC duct lines, pipes and roof braces
Raccoons in the Soffit Madison – Raccoon Inspection
When you begin to hear noises, or see signs of a possible animal entry into your home, call our animal removal specialists. Most people fear a one-on-one encounter with an unknown animal, and even docile animals can turn on you when they are cornered or feel threatened!
When you call Alpha Wildlife, a trained raccoon removal specialist will come out to your home or business to provide a complete inspection and prepare a free assessment for you. We typically provide same day service in Gallatin. During the birthing season, Alpha Wildlife begins each raccoon removal project with a thorough search of your home for baby raccoons. These kits are immobile and cannot be chased or trapped from your attic. We must remove them by hand and relocate them to a safer environment.
Female raccoons work hard to protect and hide their litter of babies. Finding these babies is never easy and pretty much always involves crawling through a cramped and sweltering attic that is full of fiberglass insulation that has a distinctive strong odor of urine and feces. Our raccoon removal services include:
Raccoons in the Soffit Madison – Raccoon Trapping & Removal
Once we confirm the animal species that has entered your home, we are trained to use the most effective and humane means of removing the animals. While we use many different traps, our team uses the most effective trap for each animal and situation.
Sometimes we simply set live traps or use other devices that allow the animals to safely exit your home, but not get back inside. Other times we remove the animals by hand, or with special tools such as snare poles.
In every animal removal project, Alpha Wildlife follows and obeys all local and state laws provided by the State of Tennessee. We always take the most humane approach and search for babies before leaving and sanitizing.
Raccoons in the Soffit Madison – Raccoon Prevention
Repairing entry holes is a crucial step in the wildlife removal process. Sealing all entry holes shut ensures no future wildlife entry from these holes, which is also our goal. Our job is not considered complete until 100% of the entry holes are found and sealed shut. When applicable, we use steel. Rodents such as rats and squirrels are unable to chew through steel – they prefer wood.
Raccoons in the Soffit Madison – Attic Decontamination
Wildlife that enters your home often leave behind large amounts of droppings, urine, hair, oils, food, nesting materials, etc. It is these remnants left behind that attract other rodents (mice, rats, flying squirrels, raccoons) and even maggots. The scent they leave behind often encourages other animals to chew their way into your home, or use the same hole that the first animal used.
Odor problems are also a big issue. Mold can grow on waste area, and dead animals often attract maggots. Our removal team removes or vacuums all droppings, and removes and replaces all soiled insulation. Next we fog the attic with a special enzyme-based cleaner. This deodorizes the space and destroys any organic matter.
Raccoon Danger & Risks
Wildlife removal is a dangerous industry. We are continuously trained with the latest techniques and study the habits of wildlife. This allows us to use the most effective removal process and remain safe. Raccoons can transmit diseases to both humans and your pets. How? They have disease on their paws, along with raccoon roundworms. When they walk all over your attic, they spread these diseases. Infectious diseases carried by raccoons include raccoon roundworm, leptospirosis (bacterial infection), salmonella and rabies.
Raccoon Removal Equipment
All of Alpha Wildlife’s technicians have a fully equipped service truck, along with many types of traps, animal removal tools, ladders, and have experience in roof repair. Our animal removal team has the gear and expertise for inside attic removal and repair.
If you’ve tried to safely get rid of raccoons in your home without success, give us a call. You’ll immediately feel comforted by our Nashville wildlife removal team. This is our life and we truly care about your safety and want you to get back to living a normal life.
Raccoon Removal Nashville – Alpha Wildlife
Make sure to choose the Nashville Wildlife Removal experts you can count on – Alpha Wildlife! To learn more about Wildlife removal and prevention in the Nashville, TN area, follow us on Facebook or YouTube or call us at (615) 434-5331. Contact our Raccoon Removal and Prevention experts to learn more!
Alpha Wildlife offers Wildlife Removal in the greater Nashville, TN area, including:
- Belle Meade
- Berry Hill
- Forest Hill
- Mount Juliet
- White House
This includes the following counties: Davidson, Wilson, Cheatham, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Wilson, Williamson.