Raccoon Removal from Chimney or Attic

Raccoon Removal from Chimney or Attic

If you need help with raccoon removal from chimney or attic call for professional help.

During the year there are times that a raccoon may enter your chimney or attic and you will need help in getting them evicted from the space. Most likely, the raccoon you are dealing is a mother raccoon that has taken up home in your chimney or attic as a place to raise and wean her offspring. Often times after breeding season there may be a young juvenile who has wondered in and seen your home as suitable for living. Any of the situations that you may run into with raccoon removal can be easily handled by one of the professional listed on our National Wildlife Removal Directory.

Raccoons are creatures of opportunity; they will eat things that they can easily find including human trash. A good tip for keeping raccoons out of your home is to keep your trash cans secure. This would include insuring that your trash cans are in good shape and don’t have any holes in them, along with ensuring that they have a lid that can be snapped on or weighted down. If at all possible don’t keep your trash outside on non-pickup days. This will help to limit the attraction of the raccoons to your home. Raccoons have a complex pheromone set up where they are able to alert others to the location of food once found. Ensuring that your home does not become the neighborhood buffet will help to keep your chimney and attic from becoming prime real estate.

Another very helpful tip is to feed your pets indoors and not leave their food dishes near an open pet door. Raccoons have an incredible sense of smell and are able to locate food very well. They are not afraid to invite themselves in to take part in the offerings. This then becomes potential for injury and illness to your domesticated pets.

Raccoons are carriers of many diseases, even healthy looking raccoons can be a carrier for distemper and rabies. Anyone dealing with the removal, relocation or cleanup after raccoons should do so with proper respiratory protection. This is due to a tape worm that is contained in the fecal matter, this tape worms eggs can become airborne and when breathed in by humans can lead to brain injury, deafness and in some case, death.

Raccoons are very intelligent and strong. Due to the fact that they are wild animals there is no guarantee of how they will react when they feel that their home is being threatened or they are scared. Due to this National Wildlife Removal does not recommend trying to evict any raccoon on your own. Take advantage of the training and experience that our National Directory contains and get professional raccoon removal help.