Raccoon Damage Repair for Chicago and the Chicago Suburbs

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There’s a Raccoon in My Attic. What’s Next?

When raccoons decide to enter a home through vulnerable areas including vents, chimneys, soffits, and roofing, they quickly begin damaging homes. Their urine and feces contaminates the area with pathogens such a s Raccoon roundworm, a brain parasite that can be harmful to humans and pets. They damage insulation by tearing it up for nesting material, soiling it, and compressing it, which ruins its ability to function properly and causes energy bills to increase. Additionally their odor and ectoparasites, such as fleas and ticks, can spread to other areas of the home.

Landmark removes the unpleasant odors and hazardous waste that raccoons leave behind. We treat for ectoparasites to keep them from infesting the human-occupied spaces. Then, we repair the damage that raccoons cause and install animal-proof barriers to keep raccoons and other wildlife from infesting your home in the future.


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“Good Service. Raccoon was trapped on the first day itself. They provided additional service of putting steel screens on Soffit Panel to avoid any future animal attack through the soffit. Very professional services.”

Are You Hearing Strange Noises in the Attic?

Raccoons often den in chimneys, but they commonly rip through shingles, soffits, vents, and gables to enter your attic. Once inside your home, they can ruin insulation, and contaminate attics, wall voids, and crawl spaces with their feces and urine. Landmark safely removes the raccoons and the contamination they leave behind, and then uses animal-proof materials to keep wildlife from returning.


Raccoons Transmit the Deadly Parasite, Raccoon Roundworm

Approximately 75 percent of raccoons carry Raccoon roundworm. This parasite remains harmful for months or years in the feces raccoons leave behind. Raccoon roundworm is transmitted through raccoon feces which is why contamination left behind by raccoons should be handled only by state-certified experts trained in the safe removal of this hazardous material. Each gram of feces from an infected raccoon contains approximately 20,000 Raccoon roundworm eggs, so raccoon feces must always be considered hazardous.

Landmark’s expert technicians are state certified in Class-A Nuisance Wildlife Control, and have undergone the infection control training necessary to safely remove raccoon waste from areas contaminated by raccoons.

Insulation Contamination Cleanup

When the insulation inside of a home is soiled with raccoon feces or compressed from nesting, it must be safely cleaned up to protect against diseases and get rid of unpleasant odors. Landmark safely removes contaminated insulation and replaces it with new, clean insulation.


Raccoon Parasite Prevention

Once raccoons are removed, their parasites, including fleas and ticks, can remain behind and begin infesting the living spaces of your building. Landmark performs ectoparasite treatments that eliminate the parasites left behind by raccoons.

Raccoon Odor Elimination

After the raccoons are gone, their musk, feces, and urine can linger, making your home smell musty for years. Landmark applies an enzymatic odor treatment formulated to help dissolve contaminates and eliminate unpleasant odors.

Raccoon Damage Repair

Raccoons break into homes by bending fan blades, prying vents apart, and tearing through eaves, wood, and shingles. Standard roof vents and attic fans made from aluminium are easily breached by raccoons. Landmark’s specialists will install animal-proof steel products that allow your home to breathe while keeping raccoons and wildlife out.

Raccoon-Proof Chimney Caps

In the wild, raccoons make their homes inside of hollow trees. A chimney is an excellent substitute for their natural habitat, and raccoons will take advantage of this part of your home. Unless the chimney is properly capped with a raccoon-proof chimney cap, then raccoons will raise their pups on top of the damper. Fleas can enter the home, feces will accumulate on top of the damper, and urine will leak into the fireplace.

Landmark removes the raccoons, sanitizes the hazardous waste, and prevents raccoons from living inside of chimneys by installing animal-proof chimney caps that keep raccoons from entering ever again.

Raccoon-Proof Attic Fan Guards

When raccoons enter through attic fans they often cause damage to the fan. The fan blades become entangled with the screen which can keep the fan from moving when the fan is turned on, causing the motor to labor, which can lead to a house fire. To prevent this from occurring Landmark installs a steel housing specifically designed to keep wildlife out and allow the fan to vent. Your attic fans will remain protected for years to come.

Raccoon-Proof Vent Guards

Roof vents, also known as mushroom vents, are a very common way through which raccoons access homes. Raccoons are strong and dexterous and easily warp these aluminum vents by either bending or ripping them off. Landmark prevents raccoons from accessing vents by installing animal-proof vent guards made of durable steel. Our vent guards allow ample airflow while preventing the damage caused by raccoons and other wildlife.

Have Raccoons Damaged Your Home? Contact the Experts.

Repair the damage caused by wildlife and proactively protect your home from future animal damage. Contact our experts to get the job done right and restore your peace of mind.


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