In this particular home in Keswick, the homeowner was shocked to see the raccoon damage done. According to our client these raccoons have been around for the better part of the last four years. Due to their sheer weight, raccoons damage soffits in most homes that they reside in. When a fairly heavy raccoon travels inside a soffit, they may collapse. When construction workers fit in the soffits of a home they don’t take into account a foreign weight in the future. Therefore builders often don’t secure soffits heavily and they often collapse in dealings with raccoons.
Before we could evict the raccoon, we must be sure to repair the soffits of the home to avoid reentry. In order to remove the raccoons via a one-way door the soffits are to be repaired and reinforced.