How to Get Rid of Raccoons

Once you’re ready to start removing the raccoon(s), you will first need to identify whether you're handling a mama and babies, or simply one raccoon. This is essential since, in the event that you have infants in a loft, the mother will be more combative with you, especially if you are trying to enter the attic while she is in there with her babies. Additionally, if you manage to trap her without knowing that she has babies, then you face the chance of the infants dying in your loft.

The most significant step in the process is to seal your home up so that the raccoon cannot gain access again. You can begin this procedure with raccoons still inside the attic, however you must be careful not to seal up the main entrance. Usually, this spot is discovered by detecting rub marks across the entry, but there may also be food or stool around the entrance also. It's imperative not to seal this entry until all raccoons are eliminated, since if the major entry point is sealed, the mama raccoon will do anything to get back inside, which can cause more damage to your home. On the other hand, the raccoon could be sealed inside, causing it to pass away inside your attic, leaving you with a terrible odor.

Raccoons will use any available entrance!
Raccoons can seriously damage your roof!

You also should be certain you're ready for the last step in the procedure, the sanitation. It's easily the nastiest aspect of eliminating raccoons, but it's also among the most essential. You'll most likely need to put money into gloves and a face mask for it, to keep yourself safe. You can most likely knock this process out relatively quickly, provided that you caught the problem in time and there isn't too much damage done. You will have to remove all feces and disinfect the entire area, which can be done with bleach and water or a disinfectant. If there is significant damage done to the attic, you may have to invest in hiring a professional to make necessary repairs.