Raccoons are a real nuisance in many parts of Germany. The animals climb into attics for shelter and can sneak in through small openings. Once inside, raccoons often turn their nocturnal search for food into a true ordeal for residents.
Since raccoons are nocturnal, they sleep during the day and become active only at dusk. At this time, they often make a lot of noise and keep residents awake with their thumping and scratching in the attic.
What many people don’t know, however, is that raccoons can also attract other predators. For example, the climbing mouse or the rooftop dormouse. These animals use the openings left by the raccoon to get into the house and can cause enormous damage there.
It is therefore important to act quickly if you notice a raccoon in your attic. As long as the animal has not yet entered the house, you can often drive it away with loud noise and other deterrents. However, if it is already too late, you should hire a professional exterminator to remove the animals quickly and effectively.
What to do if a nocturnal predator gets into your home?
A raccoon in the attic can be a wide-ranging problem. First, it may cause the raccoon and other nocturnal predators to spend a few nights in your home. On the other hand, it can lead to a conflict between humans and animals.
To solve this problem, it is important that you call in a professional as soon as possible. Have an experienced animal control officer remove the raccoon from your home. These professionals can also help the animal return to the wild.
However, there are also some things you can do yourself to prevent raccoons or other nocturnal predators from re-entering your home. Seal all potential entrances and find a way to keep the raccoon out of your attic. Avoid attracting it by feeding it – this might tempt it to return.
Keep in mind that it is illegal to trap or kill wildlife without having a license to do so. If you have a problem with a raccoon or other nocturnal predator, it is best to contact local authorities or hire a professional animal control officer.
With a quick response and some simple precautions, you can effectively solve the problem of a nighttime intruder in your home.