Find a National Raccoon Removal specialist in your area here. Raccoon pups are getting active and starting to get mobile. One mother and up to 6 pups are now running around the attic or chimney.
Raccoons love to enter attics and chimneys. Both areas offer quiet, safe, and comfortable nesting spaces to give birth and feed new born raccoon pups.
Even as hot as attics can be raccoons have the ability to endure the heat and survive. The insulation offers are great pillow effect for comfort.
Attics are easy for raccoons to enter. Old vent covers with no screening or weak screening, rotting siding, thin old roof shingles and decking, and raccoons have learned to tear off sofit boards. Raccoons have adapted to get into attics of even new homes.
Once in the attic raccoons often slide down a wall to mimic living inside a tree trunk.
Typically they like the easy access, but I have seen a raccoon rip off a new roof and dig through a deck board to get into an attic. If a raccoon wants in sometimes the best animal proofed home cannot keep them out.
The best way to keep raccoons away is to deter them from wanting to enter your property. Proper measures need to be followed to deter raccoons from your property like…
- keep trash can lids secured tightly, use bungee cords or have your cans in a sealed container
- keep pet food inside, often a neighbor is feeding cats outside but is also attracting raccoons to the neighborhood
- maintain rotting trim or siding
- have a chimney cap
To get rid of raccoons in attics Nuisance Wildlife Services do one of three methods.
- Live catch
- Scent Deterrents – I do not mean coyote urine! Not effective in my opinion.
Some Nuisance Wildlife Services have their own special method that they go to for odd situations, but the above 3 methods typically work for a fast solution.
People that have re-occuring raccoon issues generally do not do a proper clean up of the feces and then sanitize the effected area. Raccoons search out other raccoons for breeding using pheromones. When a raccoon or a family of raccoons has been taken out of an attic or chimney they leave behind a huge amount of scent that can be left in an attic for long period of time. Sanitizer eliminates the pheromones left behind.
Bad smell or a dead smell in the house can be a litter of raccoons that were found by a male raccoon. Over the last 15 years I have had homeowners tell me they heard a fight in their chimney. They say it was loud and very scary sounding. My first few years in the business I was stumped. What would go into a chimney and kill the raccoon pups and sometimes the mother, but not eat them? First question really bothered me because not many animals can even get into a chimney. Raccoons are the largest common animal in chimney. Second not eat the? In the animal kingdom not many animals kill for the fun of it, 99% kill for food or in defense. Over time and getting more involved in the Nuisance Wildlife Industry I finally had my answer. Male raccoons will follow the pheromones of a female raccoon to her litter. The male will kill the litter and then re-impregnate the female. Wow, now it all made sense. No pretty but i found my answer.
This is why scent control works so well for mother raccoons in attics or chimneys. Raccoon scents deterants are made of male raccoon pheromones. Once a mother raccoon senses a male raccoon the will take the litter and move them out of the attic and chimney usually totally off the present property.
I hope the is article helps you with the information needed to hire a professional raccoon removal service from our site. Raccoon removals are not easy, leave it to the professionals. Every service listed on National Wildlife Removal knows how to get rid of raccoon quickly and safely.