are several types of raccoon poison that can be used
to kill raccoons, however we have to say right at
the beginning of this article that it really is not
the right way to deal with the problem. There are
several reasons for not using raccoon
poison and this is not because we believ ein animal rights
etc. There are practical issues for not using raccoon
poison inan urban setting.
few facts will help you understand. Most raccoons
have 4 or 5 dens and they can tell when a den is
occupied or not by a family of raccoons. Next there
are 4 to 5 families of raccoons per square mile in
most cities and some times many more than that especially
if there is lots of food for them. Next you risk
the poisoning of pets and other animals when you
use raccoon poison to try and kill raccoons.
this was not enough you have to then dispose of the
bodies of the raccoons and the neighbors pets that
you killed with the raccoon poison. You also do not
want to risk having a dead raccoon in a hard to get
at place in your attic. The smell can be bad and
it can be dangerous
to your health as well.
best approach is a deterrent approach instead of
using raccoon poison. Make sure you eliminate all
food sources around your home. This is imperative.
You want to make it not attractive to be around your
home and you want to also ensure that there are no
entrances for your raccoons to enter your attic.
Once you are sure that there are no raccoons in your
attic, take strong gauge chicken wire and screw nail
it into the roof blocking all potential entrances to
your attic. If there are raccoons in your attic, you
will have to install a one way door so that they can
get out, but not back in. Once you are sure they are
out of your attic, you can replace the one way door with
permanent wire mesh so there is not way for them to re-enter.
This is the best way to get
rid of raccoons.
work of caution, check to see if they have any young
raccoons in the den in your attic. If they do it
is best to wait until they are old enough to leave
on their own. Using raccoon poison will kill the
parents, but let the young raccoons die in your attic,
a horrible death, and they will smell up your home
as well. If you block the parents from entering the
den, they will literally tear
your roof apart trying
to get back to their young babies, so wait till the
young ones are old enough to travel, then install
the one way door etc. Good luck and try not to use