How to Get Rid of Raccoons on the Roof

 

Raccoons often access rooftops by climbing trees, siding, and drainage pipes. Their presence is marked by: 

  • Smudges and hair on downspouts 
  • Claw marks on the trunks of trees 
  • 3- to 5-inch droppings in the same general area on the roof 
  • Purring, growling, chittering, or scratching 
  • Damaged attic vents or roofing 
  • ​Hair, smudge marks or actual sighting in chimney 
A Raccoon in a Chimney
 

Damage 

Raccoons on roofs can cause significant damage to your property. Females are known to destroy soffits, fascia boards, shingles, vents, and insulation to establish denning sites. Once a raccoon creates or enlarges a hole in the rooftop, it becomes an easy pathway to the attic. 

Preventing raccoon access to roofs is difficult, as these clever creatures can climb up just about any surface, but there are ways our professionals can reduce the odds. Our wildlife specialists are equipped with the best tools and strategies to help prevent raccoons and other pests from accessing the roof of your property. From metal flashing and tree trimming, to regular inspections, Critter Control has the experience to repair roof damage and prevent future infestations. 

Health Dangers 

The presence of raccoons on roofs may be dangerous for residents. Raccoons are capable of carrying rabies, and their feces often contain raccoon roundworm. These parasite eggs pose a serious health risk, as infection can lead to blindness or even death in humans. 

Critter Control's wildlife removal specialists have the tools and knowledge to safely and humanely remove raccoons. Contact a Critter Control office near you for more information. 

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