Raccoons in Olney are used to living alongside humans, but sometimes they get too friendly and comfortable. So comfortable, that they let themselves into our attics, chimneys and porches. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control can offer you relief from these nuisance critters, as well as help you turn your home into a fortress against any future wildlife intruders, whether it’s raccoons, squirrels, bats or snakes.
How Raccoons Enter Your Home
In Maryland, raccoons are very common and are known for breaking into homes, sheds, garages and commercial properties. But how do they do that? Strong, smart and opprotunistic, raccoons are great at finding weak spots around the exterior of your home where they don’t need much effort to let themselves in. These spots may include:
- Rotten soffits and fascia boards
- Unsecured dormer pockets
- Damaged or missing roof vent covers
- Missing drip edge flashing
Here is an example of how raccoons made a den in the ceiling of this open garage.
Sometimes, raccoons may also use pet doors to literally walk into your house and eat your pet’s food. Although in this case raccoons are just visiting rather than moving in, easy access to food may encourage them to come back again and again.