Raccoons attic removal can be a messy job as shown in the picture on the left, particularly if they have been in your attic for some time. They love attics because the attic is relatively warm compared to being outside, it is a protected place so no worry from enemies and it has lots of soft material to make a den for their babies. If you suspect that there are raccoons in your attic make sure you deal with the problem immediately to avoid a mess like this one. It can even ruin your homes value since the insulation is compromised and consumers just do not want to deal with this kind of issue. If you deal with the issue immediately, before they have babies you can minimize the amount of damage. Many companies will not remove adult raccoons when there are young raccoons involved until they can get around on their own. There is too much risk of further damage from the adults attempting to rescue their young.
Raccoons Attic Removal – Safety Concern
The scat from raccoons can contain round worms. They are very tiny and can be accidentally ingested if you are cleaning an attic unprotected. They can cause all kinds of health issues for humans. Make sure that you hire professionals that know what they are doing to clean up your attic. Many will consider this as an bio hazard and treat it accordingly. The feces and the urine soaked insulation must also be properly disposed of. If you suspect raccoons in the attic, get rid of them immediately.
Raccoons Attic Removal – How to Get Rid of Them
The best way to get rid of raccoons in the attic and keep them out is to install a one way trap door so that they can leave, but not get back into your attic. Once they are out, install heavy gauge chicken wire across all openings to keep them out and any other animals out as well. Trapping them etc simply does not work since there are other raccoon families that will simply take up residence and occupy the vacated den.
If they have babies in the den you are going to have to either wait until they are old enough to travel on their own or physically remove them once the parents are out. If you leave them in the den to die, the parents will rip your roof apart to try and rescue them plus you are going to have a very bad smell in your attic.
Once you are sure they are all out of the attic or whatever space they are occupying, replace the trap door and install heavy gauge wire mesh over all openings. Be sure to apply caulking to the roof wherever nails or screw nails are used to avoid water damage of any kind. You really do not want to replace one problem with another.