Have you been hearing scratching sounds in the walls or attic of your home or business ? If so, you may have a raccoon problem and raccoon nests and Critter Control has expert specialists that know how to get rid of raccoons and raccoon nests. How to Know if You Have a Raccoon Problem Raccoons are common throughout North America. They are easy to recognize with their black facemask and black, brown, and white-ringed bushy tail. They have long, thick fur with a thin muzzle and pointed ears. Their feet are well adapted to climbing. They are large animals, weighing between 10 and 25 pounds. Raccoons, too, can transmit rabies. Raccoons den inside hollow trees or logs, rock crevices, deserted buildings, culverts, storm sewers, chimneys, attics and crawl spaces. They also build raccoon nests. More than one den may be used. Raccoons can often become trapped in chimneys and other confined spaces, requiring trained professionals to remove the animal and the raccoon nests. If you think you may have a raccoon in your chimney or notice raccoon nests, contact Critter Control today at 1-800-CRITTER to get rid of the raccoon and raccoon nests quickly and in a humane manner. How to Identify Raccoons Raccoons are mostly active at night, although they may be seen at dawn or dusk and sometimes even in the middle of the day. In northern climates the winter months are spent in the den or raccoon nests, but they do not hibernate. They may become active during warm spells and often emerge in January or February to breed and can cause damage as they look for shelter. It's important to get rid of raccoons quickly to prevent damage. Common Reasons for Raccoon Control & Removal Today, it is very common for raccoons to enter homes or business where they are not wanted. Critter Control of can help get rid of raccoons and raccoon nests! We offer professional raccoon control services for residential and commercial customers backed with expert knowledge on how to get rid of raccoons. Our raccoon control professionals are certified in environmentally friendly raccoon control handling and prevention/exclusion, and are trained in humane raccoon and raccoon nest removal techniques unique to Critter Control. Our control techniques include exclusion, live trapping and habitat modification that prevent raccoons from returning and effectively get rid of raccoons. Raccoon Damage: How to Prevent Raccoon Damage As nuisance animals, raccoons can also cause physical damage to homes and buildings. This is why the Critter Control of 's wildlife teams are also trained in raccoon damage control and raccoon damage repair to fix any raccoon problem and prevent raccoon damage from recurring . We will find the point of entry and use our ecologically safe raccoon prevention tools and technology to get rid of raccoons! How to Get Rid of Raccoons In addition to exclusion and raccoon trapping, the experts at Critter Control go the extra mile to educate customers about habitat modification, like improving neighborhood sanitation, as the most humane, long-term solution to managing raccoons and other larger vertebrate pests. If you have been hearing scratching sounds and think you may have raccoons in the attic, Critter Control of can help! Contact us today at 1-800-CRITTER for a specialist in your area to get rid of raccoons. We can help you get rid of raccoon problems. Call today: 1.800.274.8837. Critter Control of Virginia Beach Service Area Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Newport News, Williamsburg, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Hampton This franchise is independently licensed and operated by ADAY Services, Inc. dba Critter Control of Virginia Beach.