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Assurance Wildlife Control is an expert in Raccoon in Attic removal.



Raccoons have distinct features such as their black mask and ringed tail. These creatures may weigh anywhere between 6 to 27 lbs. Be wary of the breeding season from February to March. Female raccoons may carry 2-5 pups on average for a period of 60-73 days. If you catch a mother from April onwards, you may find pups nearby. Often, raccoons come together in a group of 3 or more.

Raccoons are known to meddle with garbage cans and steal pet food as well. This includes trapping and removing raccoons with cage traps. It is not advisable to use a repellent for killing raccoons as these are often ineffective.


Raccoons and opossums, also known as possums, are considered pests among most homeowners. These animals are nocturnal animals who dwell in forested habitats but are also known to adapt to urban environments. In particular, a raccoon in attic spaces, chimneys, decks, porches, and crawl spaces can do terrible and costly damages.

These animals can ruin not just shingles, vents, and insulation but can meddle in wirings as well. They also leave a foul odor from their poop and urine. They even leave poop in swimming pools. Further, a raccoon in attic problem can lead to infestation from the external parasites that raccoons are known to carry. They also have internal parasites including roundworm and many carry diseases such as rabies.


Possums are solitary creatures who avoid humans altogether. Finding a possum in the attic can be rare as these are typical ground animals. Like the raccoons, they also breed from February to March with a shorter 14-day gestation period.

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A single litter can be up to 13 possums. You can find possums living in burrows under porches, decks, stoops, and sheds. As reclusive as they may be, possums generate as much damage and mess as raccoons do. They are known to have untidy nests and messy habitation. They tear up gardens, get into conflicts with pets, and defecate in yards. Possums also carry diseases such as tuberculosis, leptospirosis, spotted fever, tularemia, relapsing fever, toxoplasmosis, Chagas disease, coccidiosis, and trichomoniasis. They are also infested with lice, mites, ticks, and fleas.

If you have a problem with possums, putting a high fence alone may not solve the problem as they are amazing climbers. It is best to call possum removal experts from Assurance Wildlife Control.

Expert Finding Raccoons In The Attic

We find, trap, and remove possums from your property and eliminate the attractive source for habitation, making it inaccessible. It is also wise to seal entry holes so that possums cannot get into your property. If the possum is stealing your pet’s food, it is best to bring the pet food indoors. You may be tempted to take the matter into your own hands and remove this nuisance from your property.

You may think that rat poison can be enough to kill these pests. However, only qualified possum removal professionals with a permit to control wildlife are allowed to remove possums from your property in a safe and effective manner. If you are dealing with a nasty possum family on your property, Assurance Wildlife Control is here to help.


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