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Raccoon Fighting Sounds - Discover what to do in this situation

Raccoon Fighting Sounds Discover what to do in this situation

What Noise Does A Raccoon Make When Fighting?

Raccoons are known to make many different types of noises. At Critter Stop, we have provided services to customers who describe the raccoons in their attic in countless different ways. When raccoons are fighting or feel threatened, they will usually make their typical sounds, shrieking noises. The shrieking is often preceded or followed by a growl or whimpering sound, depending on how the fight is going.

When Do Raccoons Fight?

As a wildlife removal expert in Dallas-Fort Worth, we can tell that the vast majority of altercations happen at night, because raccoons are nocturnal. If you hear raccoon fighting but the sound is during the day, it is highly likely you are hearing something else.

Raccoon vs Raccoon
Raccoon vs Raccoon

Why Do Raccoons Fight?

Raccoons can fight for several different reasons. Female raccoons are most likely to fight when they are protecting their young. Females often take their young away from the male raccoons at a young age for their protection, but if the father tracks them down, the mother will often become very protective and ward off the father.

Female raccoons will fight other animals as well. Like many other animals, they have a strong motherly instinct and are willing to fight ferociously to protect their little ones.

Raccoons are scavengers, eating what they can find. As they go longer without eating, they become more and more aggressive in search of food and / or more protective of the food they do have. Another common reason raccoons fighting is over food.

Angry Raccoon
Raccoons can make a really loud noise. 

Lastly, many raccoons are infected with rabies, which makes them less rational and more aggressive. Rabies can cause a raccoon to fight another raccoon or animal when it otherwise would not.

Raccoon Fighting Sounds can affect your peace of mind?

Our expert answer is absolutely yes. If one raccoon could get you mad, imagine not only having to deal with two of them but also having to hear every night how your attic becomes their arena to fight. Deal with this situation is part of our day-to-day work at Critter Stop. Our experience allows us to identify the activities of those raccoons, put the right traps, and finally remove them from your house.

What to Do If Raccoons Are Fighting in My Attic?

If you suspect raccoons are causing a ruckus in your attic, it's crucial to address the situation promptly and safely. Here are some essential steps to consider:

  • Safety First: Avoid direct confrontation with raccoons as they can be aggressive when threatened. Ensure your family and pets stay away from the attic.
  • Identify Entry Points: Inspect your home's exterior to locate potential entry points. Raccoons are skilled climbers, so check for loose vents, damaged roof areas, or unsecured chimneys.
  • Call Professionals: Raccoon removal should be handled by experts. Contact a wildlife removal service to assess the situation, trap the raccoons humanely, and secure entry points to prevent future infestations.
  • Prevent Future Intrusions: After removing the raccoons, implement measures to deter them from returning. This may include sealing entry points, trimming tree branches near your home, and securing trash bins.
  • Clean and Sanitize: Raccoons can leave behind feces and urine, posing health risks. Ensure proper cleanup and sanitization of your attic to eliminate any potential hazards.

Don't attempt to deal with raccoons on your own; our expert team is the safest and most effective way to resolve attic infestations. If you're having this problem, Contact Critter Stop and we will be happy to put an end to those annoying raccoon-fighting sounds. Call us at 214 234-26-16 and close that fighting arena forever. 

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Lee Gorman
Lee Gorman
13:50 21 Nov 22
I’d give a 10 star review if I could! We had a great experience with Critter Stop. Everyone I dealt was friendly, professional, and reassuring. Phillip was very helpful and knowledgeable about the work he was doing. He walked me around the entire house to make sure I saw and understood the services he provided. He was also really nice and answered all my questions — he is exactly the type of person that should be interacting with customers.I love the fact that they will come back for up to 1 year after installation if any problems occur — this shows me they stand behind their work.The owner was great too, he personally came to my house and walked me through their offering. I recommend critter stop to anyone and everyone!
Susan Casey
Susan Casey
14:53 15 Nov 22
Critter Stop is a fantastic business! Everyone involved is extremely professional and very easy to communicate with. Chisam, the owner, did a great job of explaining the process to get the squirrels out of my attic during the initial free estimate. The exclusion crew who did all of the initial work was fabulous. The crew consisted of Phillip, Nick and Corey who arrived promptly when they said they would. They are happy, positive employees. Everyone is very polite and patient in explaining their work and answering questions. They came back several times to check the traps and finish it off with the fogging. Lester was very good about following up to schedule each trap check with me, and the office staff who took care of the billing was very efficient. Critter Stop is a well run company with honest, trustworthy employees! Thank you to all of you who worked hard to make my attic critter free and for the peace of mind that you guarantee your work. Great to know I can call them if for some reason a squirrel figures out a way to get back in!
Karen Eckholdt
Karen Eckholdt
14:54 22 Sep 22
Critter Stop has made this project easy and extremely professional from start to finish! They are very detailed and competent from start to finish and know so much about their business. They made a problem easy for us and at a reasonable cost. We would be happy to recommend this company and their owners and staff to anyone.
Aaron Echols
Aaron Echols
13:51 03 Aug 22
The guys at Critter Stop responded quickly, were very friendly, and gave us an honest estimate of what we might need. They explained why some items on other quotes were or were not necessary. They communicated well to get us scheduled, and did the work well and quickly. Great service at a fair and competitive price.
Jacob Scribner
Jacob Scribner
19:23 27 Jul 22
Brandon and his other coworker Gavin came to install insulation in my attic. I am very grateful for the hard work and professionalism. My house feels a lot better with the insulation installed. 5 star review. Cory Leach was also very nice and helpful. He came to my house to do another job and was very attentive and professional. Thank you Corey and thank you Critter Stop for helping me.The owner very polite and helpful, I’m glad I found this company to help me.
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