Ding dong! It’s raccoons.

The doorbell isn’t working, but I figured it might be simple to fix, so I investigate. You can see that the flippers didn’t bother to take it off the wall, hastily painting around it. But more importantly, the doorbell wires are the wrong gauge, and no wire nuts were used. I decide to check the wire as it runs through the attic.

As I open the attic access, a powerful stench hits my nose. I discover that the attic has been infested with raccoons. They have been using it as a latrine. The amount of feces indicates that it was this way before I bought the house. Considering the ceiling work that was done in the main level living room, the flipper must have known about this.