Here is a raccoon that was removed from an attic in Fairfield, CT. The raccoon entered from a weak area of the house that had some rotted wood. The raccoon was able to pry it opened to make the hole big enough for him to fit inside. Once inside the raccoon damaged many belongings of the home owners and soiled the insulation with urine and fecal matter.
Raccoons like attics because it’s great habitat. Attics are generally warm, dry, safe, and protected from the elements. Attics are often in close proximity to the food sources of urbanized animals – garbage cans, pet food, and other human-influenced food sources. An attic is like a big, hollow tree or cave.
When situations like this raccoon removal from an attic it becomes a big job, replacing the soiled insulation and properly cleaning all the flooring and beams in the attic. If an animal makes residence in an attic or home space they leave behind what is called their pheromone or scent, it is very important to have the attic thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. If cleaning, disinfecting and carpentry (to close up any open areas) is not done properly you could have a continuing issue with animals trying to reenter the home to make residence.