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Raccoons are as cute as they are destructive. These little maniacs will stop at nothing to make themselves at home in your attic. They’ll enter your home through the chimney, or chew their way in through siding, gutters, roofing and more… whatever it takes. What puts racoons in a league of their own, is how dangerous they can be. Not only are they aggressive (especially if they have babies), but they create large, compact piles of feces and urine called latrines - and these can actually be extremely toxic, putting your family and pets in danger. Also, their incessant chewing and digging can cause extensive damage to your home. Luckily, these little buggers are notoriously playful and clumsy, so you’ll likely hear them and notice their presence almost immediately once they get inside. If you address the issue immediately, you should be able to remove them and prevent re-entry before they cause too much harm.
Squirrels are another cute, furry pest that often set up camp in your walls and attic. What sets them apart is that they’re much cleaner and less dangerous than racoons or rats. That’s the good news! The bad news is that they’re much quieter, so it’s not as easy to detect their presence at first. The best way to know if you have squirrel roommates, is to look for nesting in your attic or crawl space, or to observe holes they’ve chewed in your eaves, roof or siding. Also, squirrel teeth never stop growing, so they have a constant need to chew and grind down their teeth - so listen out for scraping noises in your crawl spaces, walls and attics.Once squirrels are gone, if you have your home sealed up tightly, they shouldn’t be able to re-enter.
Possums are like the polite cousin of the racoon. They’ll dig in your trash just the same as a racoon, but they’re less messy once they get inside (no dangerous latrines to deal with), and slightly less destructive. They’re not looking to chew everything up to build a nest, they’re just simply looking for a safe, warm, dry place to curl up with their family - and your attic or garage is just the ticket! They’re nocturnal, so you likely won’t hear them during the day whatsoever. If you hear scratching, running or playful sounds at night, investigate your attic and look for a few tell-tale signs: possums have a very unique footprint with an outward-facing thumb that you may notice in the dust on your ducts, and they will leave droppings or grease marks in random places that are going to be bigger than that of a rat or squirrel.
Rats are extremely common in DFW - in fact, we are the 10th rattiest city in America. We have no choice but to be on high alert for these furry friends as they’ll nest and reproduce at a high rate, and carry a number of diseases. One thing about rats is that they’re not shy. Other pests may be too big or too afraid to make their way into your home’s common space, but not the rat. The rat will get into your pantry and help themselves to snacks. A not so fun fact about rats is that they urinate every 3-5 steps they take, so their bellies are constantly moist and greasy - so the tell-tale sign of a rat is the slick trail they leave behind in addition to droppings. Rats will burrow through walls, insulation, chew wires and make a mess - they’re not hard to detect, but it’s important to get rid of them ASAP or you’ll end up with a difficult infestation to get rid of.