A neglected porch roof with cedar shake shingles allowed easy access for raccoons to enter. Raccoons made themselves at home in the porch ceiling of this Bloomington condo. An thorough inspection by Ivan, our Bloomington animal removal technician, revealed two raccoons in the ceiling. A positive set was made with a pair of traps and both raccoons were removed after the first night. A temporary repair patch was installed to keep other animals out until permanent repairs could be made.
Raccoons are adept at making holes in roofs to gain access. It is important to keep the roof maintained, and shingles replaced when they are worn, for moisture prevention, but also because animals find it very easy to enter when the roof covering is rotted. Another common place for raccoons to cause damage is near gutters. American Animal Control ® LLC offers gutter cleaning as a prevention service. When left uncleaned, debris causes water to dam up and can cause premature rotting of soffit and fascia.