Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to thumps and dragging in your ceiling. You probably want to run out of your house, thinking a poltergeist has moved in, but that wouldn’t make any sense because you haven’t been playing with Ouija boards. So what could that noise be?
Nine times out of ten, you don’t have a ghost. You’re experiencing a raccoon in your attic, do you need to Get Rid of Raccoons? Raccoons will often go into attics to seek shelter or to have their babies during maternity season. Since they are nocturnal animals, you are more likely to hear noises when you’re trying to get your beauty sleep. They are also quite large animals, some getting up to 20 pounds, meaning that they make pretty loud noises when they move around. Hearing noises can be one of the first signs of raccoons moving into your home. Aside from the noises of a raccoon moving, if there are babies in the attic, you may also be able to hear a crying noise, or chattering when they are calling for her.
Aside from noises, you may notice some other signs of raccoons. If you go into your attic, you may be able to see ripped insulation, or even raccoon poop in a corner of the attic. Just be careful because if there is a mama with her babies up there, she will claw your face off. It’s best to contact your local wildlife trapper to help you get rid of your raccoon issue.