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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 ones.

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 animal’s presence.

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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