Buffalo Grove - Raccoons in the Attic

Real Estate Sales Representative with Coldwell Banker Long Grove

Buffalo Grove and Raccoons in the Attic

As Winter Approaches, Area Wildlife is Looking to Make Themselves Home in Your Attic.

I have a client in Buffalo Grove, Illinois  that has a unique challenge.  Masked bandits have been Buffalo Grove Raccoonscouting out their house.  They are scoping out entrances and have even been brave enough to attempt to enter the home on more than one occasion.  Don't panic - Buffalo Grove residents aren't experiencing a new crime wave.  They are, however, experiencing the invasion of the raccoons.  These cute, furry, friendly-looking critters can actually do a tremendous amount of damage if they find their way into your attic

To help try and keep raccoons from entering your Buffalo Grove home, make sure you are doing the following:

  1. Keep food for your pets in a secure area
  2. Cap or place a closer on your chimney
  3. Use locking trash can lids and ONLY put your trash out on the day of pick-up
  4. Cut limbs that hang over your roof or remive trees next to your home
  5. Remove items from your property that would attrack raccoons.  They like boxes, wood piles, trash piles and other large containers.

If you do hear scratching noises in the attic at night or notice your trash cans continuously knocked over, you may already have a raccoon liming among you.  The Animal Contol department of Buffalo Grove is not equipped to remove wildlife from a home.  I have done some research and it appears the following companies can help you get rid of any raccoons that may have made their way into your attic:
Illinois Animal Control - Groens WIldlife Services
Northern Illinois Critter Control
Just remember, if you do believe you have a raccoon problem, do not try and capture the animal by yourself.  They may look cute, but raccoons are very aggressive animals and can truly hurt a person if they feel threatened.  Try to relax, call the professionals and remember that even raccoons like to sit inside by the fire when it get chilly.


 Long Grove Realtor judy Greenberg

Judy Greenberg's websites www.buffalogrovehomes.com provides all the information regardless as to whether you are a potential buyer or seller.  If you are a first time home buyer trying to determine how much you can afford, or an experienced buyer who is selling your home, Judy can help you with all your real estate needs .  As a seller you benefit from Judy's savvy internet marketing skills and strong negotiating skills, and as a buyer you benefit from her passion for finding you your perfect home!

Judy can be reached at 847-602-5435 or via email at info@buffalogrovehomes.com. Judy has helped people move in and out of  the Chicago Northwest  Suburbs. including but not limited to , Long Grove, Kildeer, Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, Vernon Hills, and Hawthorn Woods.



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Dawn A Fabiszak
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Judy ~ I guess it is that time of year again.  Where does all the time go?  Raccoons are quite cute, but are more like a tiger if they feel threatened.

Oct 02, 2010 12:56 PM #1
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Judy~  Any wild animal can be dangerous. We had a family member in PA actually have a ground hog attack him two different times while he was weed wacking!

Oct 02, 2010 12:57 PM #2
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Judy, I am more concerned about the deer here in my area. Racoons .. oh I hope not.

Oct 02, 2010 01:16 PM #3
Noah Levy
Coldwell Banker - Highland Park, IL
Coldwell Banker Highland Park IL

Great tips for raccoons and or other critters..... I had a client who had a family of squirrels living in their attic and it was quite a productions to remove all of them....

Oct 03, 2010 02:58 AM #4
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
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Judy....I saw my dog in my driveway this morning playing with a squirrel that he killed.  Anyway, it's good advice going into the winter months.  Be prepared.....or watch out!

Oct 14, 2010 02:46 AM #5
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