It is easy to discover weather you have a Palm Beach raccoon in your attic. Raccoon is large animal that
produces lots of noise-and it doesn't feel a need to be secretive about its presence, like some
smaller rodents. Raccoons can often be detected by the sounds they create while they walk around
the attic and produce all array of different sounds: growling, crying, chirping, etc. Additionally,
as raccoons are primarily nocturnal Palm Beach animals, they will produce majority of these sounds during the
night. Of course, they don't sleep throughout the day, so you will also have an opportunity to hear
the noise during the day. If female Florida raccoon has already got babies, you will also hear distinctive
baby whining and cries-sure proof that raccoons are present in your attic.
Besides recognizable sounds, Palm Beach raccoons can also be seen. As we have already mentioned, they are not small, so if you just devote some time to it, you will be able to spot them during day, while they climb over the roof toward attic, or go down the tree near the house to go look what's there in the garbage can.
Generally, don't be surprised if you find out that you have a Palm Beach raccoon in your attic. Attics are excellent locations for home. In most cases they are dry and warm, and provide excellent shelter against harsh weather conditions. Attics are near rich food sources (as far as raccoons are concerned): garbage cans, animal food bowls, gardens, etc. Besides, for female Florida raccoons, attics are excellent spots for creating great nest: there are all sorts of materials (paper, clothes, pieces of furniture, insulation, etc.) that will enable them to prepare warm, soft bed for newborns.
How will you know if your attic is attractive and likely spot for Palm Beach raccoons? This is the case if your home is near their natural forest home. So, if you have forest just after your backyard, you can expect raccoon sooner or later. Additionally, houses with wide holes simply invite raccoons to enter through them-although, they will find way in even through non-existent small holes. There were even cases when they tore apart shingle and wood to enter the attic, so basically, no attic is safe. However, there are those that are more attractive than others, such as already mentioned those with wide top openings (attic windows) and those with easy access over nearby trees. Florida raccoons are great climbers and they will easily climb up the tree and jump over to nearby roof. Walking over roof to get down to attic window or other opening on the attic is piece of cake for them. Other common entry points include gable and soffit vents as well as all other roof vents.
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