How to Keep Raccoons from entering my house

How to keep raccoons from entering my house is a common problem we have found in many mid-Atlantic States and also in California and many parts of the west. Raccoons become acclimated to people and learn to live in close proxcematy to humans on a everyday bases. Some of the more common problems we see from raccoons are problems arising from raccoons being in a attic, Raccoons being in a chimney, and we are also starting to see a lot more contaminated attic insulation problems that come from having a raccoon in your living quarters. Raccoons carry various diseases such as raccoon roundworm and possibly even rabies. Raccoons are the third most common carrier of the rabies disease, the only animal ahead is skunks and bats. Raccoons should not be permitted to be around your living area. Especially if you have small children or animals in the house.

There are several ways that you can keep raccoons out of your living areas, one such way is to have what we call a wildlife exclusion performed to your home, the second way is to have all the raccoons trapped by a professional wildlife removal expert in your local area. We are familier with many in the US and a complete list can be found on the link in the line above. We also can sell you a professional grade raccoon trap for all the do it yourself kind of folks. We provide the trap, raccoon trap bait and also instructions on how to set the raccoon trap. We do not recommend this method but we understand that many people can not afford a wildlife trappers service, for this reason we offer the DIY trap package. Raccoons are very dangerous and we only suggest a professional handle these animals. We have pages that explain Raccoon bait types.

Why are the raccoons in my house?

Over the last decade raccoons have become vey comfortable living close to humans, all at the same time their natural habitat is being destroyed near many cities and towns in order to build housing complexes and shopping malls, for this reason raccoons are having to finf alternative living quarters. Nothing is quite a convenient as a attic or fireplace, these areas have many advantages. They are always dark, out of the general contact area with humans and are relatively quiet. All these conditions make up the perfect living environment for the raccoon.

How can I tell if I have raccoons in my attic?

There are several ways you can tell if you have a raccoon living in or near your home, the first thing you will notice is some very early evening or early morning noises. This is when the raccoon is most active since they are nocturnal animals. (stirring mostly at night) the second thing you may notice is the presence of raccoon tracks on your deck or gutters. This is a sure sign that you possibly have a raccoon living in or near your home. However one sign may be there and not the other. If you feel you have the skills to handle a raccoon on your own, you can find more information on how to trap a raccoon here.
These pages are only written for suggestion, anyone who attemts to handle a raccoon without the proper training is on their own. we suggest that you call one of our verified wildlife removal companies that are listed on this site.

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