Raccoon Removal Solutions

Raccoon climbing a tree looking at camera While raccoons may look cute and cuddly, they could be less adorable once they have invaded your backyard or your home. They now become pesky and destructive creatures that can cause damage to your property in search of food and can also carry potentially dangerous parasitic diseases and illnesses.

When these raccoons are already inside your attic, the main problem you need to resolve is what method of removal to use. Attics provide a warm and safe place for these wild animals to build their den and subsequently cause considerable damage to your roof, walls and even wiring while trying to build their hiding place. At this very point, the best method of raccoon removal that you can use is trapping and relocating them.

Before purchasing or renting a trap, you must check your state and local laws first to make sure that trapping these wild animals is not unlawful. There are jurisdictions wherein trapping a wildlife animal is illegal. Now if the raccoons have already invaded your chimney or they are already inside your walls, you must check for babes before setting any trap. Unfortunately, baby raccoons can cause a lot of damage and their aroma of decomposition can be hard to deal with. Experts highly recommend that homeowners do not attempt to trap these creatures if there is any possibility of babies because of the difficulty of trapping and relocating them somewhere else.

After doing the checking, it is now time to acquire a trap of sufficient size. You need to make sure that the trap is sturdy enough to hold the wild animal inside. Remember that these destructive pests are nimble, strong, and intelligent and can easily break out of a flimsy trap. If you choose to use traps in getting rid of these animals, make sure that you relocate them as soon as they are captured at least 20-30 miles away from your property to avoid returning.

Another removal method that you can use, especially if using a trap is not at all feasible, is a high-intensity strobe light. The use of this method has effective results especially in places such as crawl spaces and attics. Because of their very sensitive eyes, raccoons cannot tolerate the bright, flashing light. A high-intensity strobe light can cause these creatures to vacate their temporary home and also move their offspring within a day or two.

Giving these pesky animals an elective shock is also an effective removal method. If you have a problem of raccoon feasting in your backyard, all you have to do is simply purchase and string wiring right in your garden. A very high voltage is not really necessary to keep them off your property. You can give these wild creatures an electric shock and still have that wire safe around children and pets.

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