Raccoons can cause a lot of damage in a short amount of time. If you suspect that you have a raccoon in your attic or crawlspace, call a professional animal trapper right away. Critter Control of New Jersey was called to a Toms River, NJ home to inspect damage to a customer's attic. What we found was a big smelly mess. Raccoon Damage in Attic The raccoon didn't limit the damage to just one small area of the attic. There were two big areas, almost 800 square feet, of damage that needed to be addressed for decontamination. We discovered matted, torn and rearranged insulation which greatly diminshes the insulating value. A strong odor from the urine and feces also needed to be dealt with. Raccoon Prevention in Toms River We were able to identify raccoon entry points into the attic as well as potential weak points that may contribute to future raccoon entry. After setting the raccoon trap, we got to work with completing the animal exclusion work. Our team got to work repairing and reinforcing the soffit to roof line connecting points. We installed stainless roof vent guards and screened attic louvre vents with steel hardware cloth.