Raccoons are fascinating creatures. People are amazed by their clever antics, agility and cunning. This warm fuzzy feeling quickly evaporates when they move into your attic.

The first hint that there’s something up there generally comes at 3 a.m. when you wake up suddenly to the sound of thumps, scratches, rattles and bangs just above your bedroom ceiling. A quick check outside at dawn’s first light will probably reveal a pushed-up piece of siding or perhaps a hole in the roof where you used to have a ventilator. Raccoons are amazingly strong. (more…)