Despite appearances, raccoons can cause major damage to your home and property. Unlike other rodents, raccoons have the ability to open doors and access areas of your home other pests can't. Raccoons are opportunistic omnivores and will eat anything from garbage to insects. If they manage to find access into your home, they will target areas such as your kitchen and pantry, destroying property in the process. Most property damage caused by raccoons is done in search of food. They have been known to open unlocked doors and climb into areas in roofs to take refuge in attic spaces.
Raccoons are known to host a multitude of deadly infectious diseases. Including the following: