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Raccoon Attic Azusa, Baldwin Hills

  Raccoon in Attic in Azusa, Baldwin Hills?


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Baby Raccoons are now mobile and this is when the problems begin, so don’t wait call now!

Breeding season is upon us and female Raccoons are looking for a place to have their babies. Unfortunately they prefer to have them in a attic or crawl space. This is common not only in Azusa and Baldwin Hills but all over Los Angeles!

A raccoon is an animal that prefers dim light or darkness. There eyes are adapted to low light conditions, and bright sunlight will hurt its eyes. A raccoon will actually hide its eyes if the sun comes out and is too bright. If you see a raccoon outside on a sunny day, dont go near it! It is not acting normally, and could be sick!

A Raccoon is a medium sized animal found in North America. She gets as big as 50 pounds in some areas, and live as long as 12 years, although the average is 6 years. The female Raccoon can have Baby Raccoons after she is a year old, and has an average litter of 4 baby Raccoons. She will have her babies in a hole in the ground, or a hollow tree, or in an attic of a home where she has been on the roof! Raccoons like to climb on roofs and play in trees like monkeys. Most times they will climb tree branches to get on a roof, but sometimes they will climb a support pole, or a gutter down spout to get there.  Feeding Raccoons can be fun to watch, but may not be such a good idea in the city. Neighbors may blame you for them having a raccoon in an attic. So, make sure before you feed Raccoons that your neighbors are alright with it.

Raccoons in attics will poop and pee all over insulation, and require all insulation to be removed and disinfect, and deodorized. Costing thousands of dollars

Raccoons can get sick, and do carry parasites that you can pick up too. Fleas, ticks, and lice can get picked up from Raccoons! Raccoon round worm is an intestinal parasite which Raccoons can pass to people. Raccoon Roundworm spores are in the poop of a raccoon (we call them raccoon droppings)   These spores can be dried in the raccoon droppings, and blow with the wind when disturbed. It can got into your eye, or lungs, then incubate into a worm!

An Attic is the space under your roof. It usually has studs for me to walk on. And it has drywall attached to it with screws. The insulation is then spread all over the attic to hold in heat. Sometimes the attic is called a finished attic. That to me means that there is plywood over the studs for me to walk on. I like finished attics because its easy for me to move around and inspect.

Raccoons aren’t the only ones who get into your attic. Animals like squirrels and bats also find your attic as suitable habitat to raise babies. I have even seen Grey Foxes get into attics. ( Yes, grey fox can climb!)

Even if you don’t have an attic, the animals can get in the space below the roof and nest between the studs.

We service the following zip codes:

91702, 90008, 90056

So, if you have Raccoons in your attic in Azusa, or Baldwin Hills, Call us for a hassle free appointment!

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