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How to get raccoons out of the attic

Dealing with raccoons in the attic is one of the most challenging and common issues that one has to deal with should they invade your home. Getting rid of raccoons in the attic is never an easy challenge. The greatest problem about raccoons in the attic is that most time they are usually nursing mothers with young ones and getting rid of them can be a very tricky affair.

The young ones are usually quite helpless and they cannot handle life by themselves. In the absence of the mother, the baby raccoons cannot survive. Also, there is no way in which you can be able to trap the baby raccoons at all. You need to remove them by hand. You can choose to handle the task yourself or ask a professional to do it for you. Also, the baby raccoons can be used so as to trap the female quite easily and this makes it easier to relocate them together. Before you start trapping raccoons, it is important that you find out any laws governing such trapping and relocation in your locality. 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.

The first step is to go into your attic and find the baby raccoons and then remove them. If you are not able to locate them, sit for half an hour and listen for any kind of chatter. Always handle the young ones using thick gloves.

You now need to get hold of the female. Here you have some options. You can mount a trap at the entry hole and try scaring her into the cage. You can also choose to use a snare and then cage the female. If you get the pups out in the absence of the mother, you can use them as live bait.

Where no pups are involved, the normal procedure can be applied. This is where you look for all entry and exit points and seal them out leaving only one. You can then use the one way exclusion ways or place a trap.

When all the raccoons are out, you should clean up the attic and disinfect it so as to avoid any kinds of infection. When this is done, you should seal out the remaining exit point and raccoon proof your home.

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