Our East Chicago technician, Mitch is on location where a homeowner has spotted raccoons trying to dig into the roof. They know how to stop raccoons from digging into the roof. If you have a nuisance wildlife problem such as raccoons, call the experts at American Animal Control.
In all reality, there are some preventative measures to be taken to keep raccoons from digging into or through the roof. Our customer here in East Chicago, Indiana has a spruce tree which is very close to the house, and provides easy access for any animal to get on the roof. This, while visually stunning, is not recommended if you want to keep animals out.
Keep raccoons from digging at the roof by doing proper maintenance. Clean your gutters at least twice per year. Backed up gutters allow for moisture to get up under the roof shingles. This excessive moisture prematurely rots out the wood sub-straight making entrance for raccoons very easy. American Animal Control, LLC offers home inspection services for animal entry prevention. It is cheapest when the inspection can catch a potential problem like raccoons digging into the roof before they do.
When a raccoon enters the roof
Once a coon gets through your roof, all sorts of problems arise. From the large amount of feces and urine contaminating the attic insulation, urine staining through your ceilings, and raccoons mating and make a lot of noise in your attic, you'll have no shortage of preventable raccoon problems.
Call (877) 264-3638 to schedule your home inspection today, and be sure to avoid costly damages to your roof and attic due to raccoons digging into your roof.