If you have raccoons in the attic and are looking for a guide to humane raccoon removal, this website can provide the guidelines you need when hiring a professional. Bottom line, don’t waste your time trying to trap them – they are too smart for that; don’t poison them – it is not humane and you risk harming other animals including pets; don’t try to scare them away with loud noise – it just does not work at all; don’t block the entrance especially when they have babies – they just will tear up your roof trying to rescue their babies or escape if they are still inside your attic and don’t leave them in your attic either – they will ruin the insulation, smell up your home and do more damage.
Raccoons in the Attic – Guide To Humane Raccoon Removal
What is the right approach, that is humane and also solves the long term issue of keeping them out permanently? The first step is to make sure there are no babies in the attic. If there are baby raccoons in the attic, you are just going to have to wait until they are old enough to travel on their own.
Once they are old enough, have a professional company install a one way trap door so that they can leave the den in your attic, but cannot get back in. This is so important that we cannot stress it enough. You want them out and you want them to stay out. Plus any future roving raccoons who can smell a den will be unable to get back in as well. This is one of the main reasons that trapping or poisoning them just does not work.
Once they are out replace the one way trap door with a permanent wire mesh to block them. If you decide to do this work yourself make sure that you use caulking to plug all screw holes to avoid any water penetration into the roof. A professional will automatically do this and also use the proper heavy gauge wire mesh that the raccoons cannot get through!