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Monday, November 10, 2014

The Masked Bandits Strike Again – Don’t Let Raccoons Steal Your Sanity

As the leaves start to change and the weather gets cooler, we’re not the only ones who want to snuggle up indoors. Raccoons are making their pesky way into Macon homes and garbage cans near you. Have you heard something scurrying around in your attic or outside recently? Chances are it could be a local raccoon paying you a visit.

Raccoons invade homes for shelter and food. They are nocturnal creatures, and as they are constantly searching for food, they prove to be very destructive. Raccoons are strong, fast, and make excellent climbers. They are adept at survival in urban areas and cities. If you hear noises in the attic at night, have damage to the outside of the home, or find knocked over and rummaged through garbage, it may be raccoons.  -

Raccoon removal can be tricky. The only real means of getting rid of these troublesome creatures is by trapping and physically removing them. If you suspect a raccoon has taken up residence in your home contact a licensed wildlife control professional immediately. Arrow Exterminators’ wildlife professionals handle raccoon extermination first by identifying how they are gaining access into the home. We then get them out and create a custom exclusion plan to keep them out including repairing any structural damage they caused.

To help minimize the chance of a raccoon invasion in your Macon home, check out the following tips.   Be sure to clean up food and water spills immediately and store food in sealed, air-tight containers.  Seal all cracks and holes around the exterior of your home, take up leftover pet food and keep outside dining and grill areas clean.