Raccoons have moved from being in the shadows to being in the limelight. They can be seen in memes and viral videos all over the internet. Many younger people have even started giving them the loving nickname of “trash panda” for the circles around their eyes (similar to that of a panda bear) and the fact that they are commonly found going through trash.
While the popularity of raccoons is on the rise for many, it is important to remember that they are still wild animals. Regardless of if you think they’re cute and cuddly, you probably don’t want them on your property. Not only can they make a mess of your trash, but they can threaten your household pets, tear up your garden, and even find a way into your home.
Raccoons are stronger than most wild animals and can easily push their way into your home through an opening on the roof. Once inside, they are free to wreak havoc and potentially even have their little raccoon babies inside your attic. They can rip your insulation and end up costing you thousands of dollars in repairs.
Whether or not you think raccoons are adorable, you do not want them inside of your home or Raccoon Poop in the attic. If you notice signs of a raccoon in your home, make sure you call a professional wildlife trapper right away!