How to get raccoons out of the chimney
The raccoons like to visit the home in the spring or winter.
However, they can still get in the house any time of the year. In
the spring, the mother can choose to go into the chimney or in the
attic to give birth since it is a safe place to raise the younger
The raccoons are known to be problem solver and they have
determination with dexterity and this is why they may find
themselves into the attic or other place where the building
materials do connect. Wild animals are not the ones that can be kept
as pets in homes. These are also not allowed to be entered in homes,
attic, or any place where the human are to move about. This is just
because of the threats and dangers which is caused by the wild
You have to do inspection with the repairs since it is the cheapest
and easiest or the most humane approach to keep the raccoons away.
When the attic has already the baby raccoons, you should be careful
about how you keep them away. When they are weaned, they will leave
with the mother about six weeks. When you confirm that the raccoons
have gone out completely, then it is time to prevent re-entry.
When a mother raccoon found out that you have uncapped chimney, it
will see it to be the right option to use it as a nursery. It is
safe and it is a sheltered place that the animal may use to give
birth and to raise the young. The fireplace is chosen most of the
time because of the horizontal smoke shelf and it is a convenient
place to nestle it baby. If you want to install a cap, you have to
ensure that the animals are completely out. When raccoons are out,
you should call for the certified chimney sweeper so that he can
clean the chimney away of the debris or to install the chimney cap.
When there is a need to have immediate or direct intervention, it is
good to call for a professional assistance to evict the raccoons.
Getting rid of the raccoons can be something difficult and there is
some homeowners risk or humane concerns for raccoons when the
eviction is not done in the right way. In case you had decided to do
it on your own, you should follow up all the instructions given for
excluding and evicting the raccoons. You can find guidelines online.
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