Dealing With A Raccoon in The Attic

The attic’s at your homes are usually very warm and safe and so animals like raccoons tend to find protection in them. Attics are usually in close proximity to the food sources like trash cans and other human food sources. They provide warm and safe areas where raccoon mothers can safely give birth in a protected environment. Raccoon removal is not an easy task. It is best done by professionals.

Having a raccoon in your attic is not a pleasant situation. They can cause disturbances, damage, and can pose a health risk. Most people come to know that an animal of some sort is living in their attic when they hear weird sounds coming from their ceiling. Along with raccoon’s .other animals that choose to live in the attics. Such animals are squirrels, rats, mice, and bats. In most cases when someone suspects a raccoon it is a smaller animal. Raccoons make considerably more noise than other animals as they are larger.

Dealing with a raccoon is not an easy task because usually the main problem is that there are always baby raccoon’s too in the attic along with the adult female raccoon. The babies will be in the nesting area and can’t be trapped. They must be removed manually or you could use them to trap the adult raccoon and get rid of all of them at once.

The first step is to inspect the area. This is done manually. Someone needs to go into the attic and clear out the litter of baby raccoons. If they are not visible they can be located by sound. It is important to note that if the mother is nearby the situation can be dangerous as they can be territorial. When manually removing them by hand it is important to wear a thick glove and put them in a case to avoid scratching. Also it is important to wear a mask to avoid contact with airborne pathogens. You should be very careful because if the adult is nearby, she would definitely attack.

Our technicians first install one way doors to make sure the adult female is not nearby. Once they baby raccoons are removed and the entry points are managed, the mother raccoons needs to be trapped. Traps can be placed on the entry/exit hole and try to scare it out of the attic. Catching the mother raccoon is also an option as long as caution is exercised and it is done by using a snare pole. When you are sure that all the raccoon’s are removed, you should seal off the entry points in your home. If you do not do this, the problem might start again. Also, make sure you remove the mess those raccoon’s leave behind in the attic.

If you too are dealing with raccoons in your attic, give us a call: 905-581-9987