site is not about raccoon clipart, instead we are
discussing the problems caused by raccoons making
their home in your attic or garage.
people do not realize that there are 20 to 30 families
of raccoons per square mile in the city. This is
often more dense than in the wild. The primary reason
is that there is much more food and shelter for raccoons
in the city than there is in rural areas.
will make their home or den in your attic, by climbing
a tree close to your house or climbing up the brick
face of your house to get to the roof. Once on the
roof they will push the eave up and crawl into the
attic of your home. They are then free to rome around
the attic, burrowing into the insulation to keep
warm in winter months while they raise their young
raccoon babies in the safety and warmth of your attic.
can be a major problem for many home owners. Odor,
damage to the soffits, damage to your insulation
and even noise from the raccoons can cause all kinds
of problems. If you block the entrance the parents
will tear your roof
apart to get their young. Once
the young are born, you pretty much have to wait
until they are large enough to travel before you
can trap them or install a one way trap door at the
entrance to their den.
one way trap door is an excellent way to get
rid of the raccoons without them doing further
damage to your home. They can get out, but not back
in, especially if you use strong coarse gauge chicken
wire. Raccoons can tell if a den is occupied or not
just by the odor. Blocking the entrance will avoid
new families of raccoons from taking up residence
in your attic.
companies may tell you that they will trap
the raccoons and release them several block away from your house.
If these raccoons do not find their way back to your
house, certainly a new family will move in. Forget
about trapping and removal. Do the right job the
if you are planning to clean up your attic, be very
careful of the feces.
The contain bacteria which can cause serious
problems in humans just from breathing the dried out dust
from raccoon scat or feces. Were a good breathing
mask before yo go into the attic.
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