Published July 26, 2017
A common fear that people have is whether the raccoon that is just feet above them will break through that 1/2 inch layer of drywall and come into their living room, kitchen, or bedroom. This is an understandable fear-after all, you can hear them scratching, clawing, and making all sorts of noises right above you! We can’t tell you how many customers we’ve had tell us they went to bed with a golf club or baseball bat next to them-assuming they could get to sleep at all!! Are they going to invade where you live?
First of all, there are no guarantees. These are wild animals, and they could do anything. BUT – it is VERY unlikely. You know the adage – they are more afraid of you than you are of them. The only time that raccoons generally will enter the living portion of the home is when somebody has mistakenly closed off their entry point to the attic and they are trapped in that attic. At that point, facing starvation, they become desperate and could claw through the ceiling drywall.
So if you think you may have a raccoon in your attic, call us, and don’t close off any possible entry point!