How to Permanently Keep Raccoons Away from Your House

Traditional raccoon control methods such as repellents, securing trash can lids, and yard cleaning may not permanently stop raccoons from entering your home.

You need wildlife exclusion to secure any entry point in your house to prevent future damage.

Rather than repellents that use smell or sound, raccoon exclusion methods are physical barriers that prevent these critters from entering the home and should be installed by professional pest and wildlife management technicians.

baby raccoons removed from attic of a home by a professional wildlife exclusion and removal technician

How Raccoons Keep Getting in Your House

Raccoons are attracted to the warmth that homes and other dwellings have to offer. Without hesitation, raccoons will make dens in a chimney, attic, or shed.

They’re strong, smart mammals that will rip openings into the house looking for food and shelter. They will chew on wires and short-circuit electrical outlets.

Damage caused by raccoons can be quite extensive and even a fire hazard.

Raccoons can squeeze through holes and vents about 4 inches wide. Cracks or openings in basements, garages, and chimneys act as an open invitation for these critters to make their dens.

What Wildlife Exclusion Products are Right for You

Once you know you have unwanted wildlife in your home, you know you have a problem. That’s where the techniques of professional wildlife exclusion come in. 

Exclusion products are custom-tailored solutions for the exterior of the home that can act as an entry point.

Attic & Roof Barriers

From the top of the first-floor windows to the peak of the roof, wildlife exclusion systems shield the home from raccoons that may find their way inside.

A wildlife exclusion technician will replace and/or seal soffit and fascia with high-performance metal while also sealing ridge vents and other gaps that could act as an entry point for critters in between the first floor and the top of the home.

side-by-side closeup before side-by-side comparisons showing how a wildlife exclusion system can protect the roofline

Trench Barriers

Wildlife technicians use an underground trenching process and rigid permanent barrier to prevent nuisance wildlife from digging under structures and potentially causing structural damage. 

After installation, low-clearance areas like the deck, shed, and other areas are protected from wildlife — especially burrowing animals like raccoons.

Professional Wildlife Exclusion Services

Catseye Pest Control uses our signature Cat-Guard Exclusion Systems to exclude raccoons and other rodents from your home. We start with a free inspection of your home to create a customized installation plan.

Our technicians are certified and dedicated to doing the job quickly and efficiently. 

After the installation is completed, all Cat-Guard systems are protected for 12 months by our standard Cat-Guard Warranty.

This warranty includes annual visits to make sure your Cat-Guard is protecting your family and investment.