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I need to get rid of raccoons #399844 Jul 13th, 2018 at 02:44 AM
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There are a lot of raccoons in my attic. I learned that it's important to get them out of our attic as soon as possible. Their waste products accumulate quickly. They will bring their friends or children to our attic. Raccoons are highly intelligent and curious creatures. It can destroy our gardens, mess the garbages and can cause damages while searching for food. Raccoons are pretty smart. They run away from humans, but the chance of attacking dogs and cats are high. My puppy is a victim of raccoons. By God's grace, he is still alive. They also damaged my house insulation. One day I planned to trap them. They do go out at night searching for food. At that time, I locked them out. But I don't know what miracle happened. Sure enough, the next morning I saw the same raccoons in my attics. When I was in Kitchener, I had a humane animal control company to do it for me. They clear those nuisances efficiently. They also reinforced other areas where they thought the raccoon might be able to get in.
Can anyone suggest some good and reliable ways to remove these disturbing creatures? Trapping these creatures is not an easy task. I really need a better solution.

Re: I need to get rid of raccoons [Re: MeganMatthews] #399848 Jul 13th, 2018 at 08:00 AM
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My parents had raccoons at their house and the only thing that worked was an exterminating company. No idea what they did but after at least 2 years of problems the raccoons have been gone for probably 5 years. Before they called the company they made sure all food, bird seed, Christmas decorations, anything they might chew on were in tight containers. They caulked every tiny opening they could find and put screen first, then some type of hard wire over the openings that need to let air in the top of the house. They cleaned out their attic and under their house. They did a lot but it was like a husband and wife lived their and then had babies and just wouldn't move out. I don't remember that they every tried trapping them but it was the exterminating company that did the trick.

Re: I need to get rid of raccoons [Re: MeganMatthews] #399932 Jul 23rd, 2018 at 05:16 AM
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Raccoons will get in at no expense..especially if she has babies in that attic. I agree it is better to call animal control. Getting a trap yourself is easy enough but if she has rabies, it is a dangerous situation.


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Re: I need to get rid of raccoons [Re: MeganMatthews] #399951 Jul 25th, 2018 at 06:52 AM
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After getting rid of them, seal off the possible openings through which they could have gained entry.


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