Raccoons can be tricky. Raccoons are one of the smartest animals in Florida and are very adaptable to different types of environments. Raccoons are generally nocturnal, but have been known to become diurnal when food availability requires them to do so. In urban environments, raccoons have become very good at exploiting the weak points of a home in order to gain entry into the attic. Although raccoons can be very cute, they can also be extremely dangerous and can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home’s wiring, insulation, drywall and your air conditioning ductwork. When raccoons get into your attic, the odors and pheromones they leave behind are like an invitation for other animals and rodents to come join the party. Raccoons will generally defecate in in the same spot over and over and can even hide it similar to the way a cat would, which can make finding evidence of their presence a challenge until they do significant damage.