Raccoons are one of the most destructive animals that could enter an attic space. From tearing through A/C ducts, to ripping through wires or water pipes than can wreak havoc inside your attic or in your home. Raccoons are primarily nocturnal, but not always. One of the main reasons for a raccoon to enter an attic space is to create a safe nesting location for their young. They usually have 3 to 5 offspring, normally in the spring. They have large feces, somewhat the size of a 30 pound dog, that normally consists of a lot of berries, depending on its diet. Noises in an attic from a raccoon can range from large sounding footprints walking on the ceiling, heavy panting or scratching on the drywall to even cat like crying from the baby raccoons. Normal raccoon activity is heard at nighttime, but can be heard at any time of the day if babies are present. Raccoons can be humanely trapped and relocated and are also one of the few animals that are sometimes covered under your home owners insurance for the damage that they cause.