Signs of Lakeland Raccoons in the House

Lakeland Raccoons can appear to be a cute and harmless creature. However, you still wouldn’t want them inside your house. They are one of the smartest and biggest wildlife creatures that we normally encounter in the urban areas. When a raccoon has gained an entry in your property, there are some obvious signs that will be present in your surroundings. In case you noticed some of the signs that we will mention here, it is time for you to takes the necessary actions to get rid of them.

Different Signs of Lakeland Raccoon Infestations
If you lack the necessary knowledge and experience in removing the raccoons off your property, it is recommended to seek the help of the professional wildlife removal company. Here are some of the prevalent signs that you should look into before you call their assistance.

Unusual Noises
Due to the sheer weight and size of this creature, the sound that they create can be easily discerned. In case you heard some thumping sound especially during nighttimes, this may be a sign that a large creature is dwelling in your attic. There is absolutely no other pest infestation that can create a sound as loud as raccoon. Squirrels will normally create that scurrying sound while the raccoon’s sound resembles the noise of a small human. The creature can also sometimes be vocal especially during the nesting season. The mother raccoon will be more vocal especially if she is surrounded with her kits. The litters will also create a ‘crying’ sound when they are awake. You will also think that someone is walking on your roof if there is a raccoon infestation.

Season and Time
Other sign that may tell you that you are suffering from wildlife infestation is the time that you notice the wildlife activity. Lakeland raccoons are considered nocturnal species and most of their activities are concentrated during the late night period. You should also think about the season. The nesting season of the raccoons normally occurs during the early part of the spring season. Our garage, shed, and attic will provide them warmth which is an ideal location for nurturing their young ones. You should be cautious during this season. An urgent action will help you prevent major issue related with the raccoon infestation. On the off chance that you discovered a mother raccoon within your property during the nesting season, it is highly possible that they already have litters nearby.

The Nesting Materials
If you think that a raccoon has managed to gain an entry in your house, try to find traces of materials that they use in building their nests. Raccoons are persistent and diligent creatures. They will immediately create a nest once they successfully infiltrated our house. They will try to carry some nesting materials inside our house such as small debris, twigs, and leaves. They will also damage our insulation materials and cloth fabric in order to create warm and comfortable nest.

Finally, you should find any signs of damage caused by the raccoon. Their sharp claw and teeth allows them to easily chew the wood materials in our attic. Make sure to inspect your attic during the nesting season and look for any visible signs of damages such as claws and teeth marks.

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