If you have ever
had a raccoon in your attic before then you are
fully aware of how destructive and gross these
animals can be. They are not only incredibly
messy, but they will literally chew up or
destroy anything that they see that can be used
in building their little nest within your attic.
This can mean that boxes of treasured books,
clothes, blankets, and other memorabilia can
become a great source of material to be used
within the raccoon’s nest. Clearly, this is not
something that you want.
Adding to the dilemma is the fact that these
creatures carry a large number of parasites and
diseases with them. Their feces in particular
can be quite dangerous, not only if you come in
contact with it, but simply by breathing in the
fumes from the dried fecal matter. You can get
parasites into your system that can be quite
dangerous to your overall health. Plus, should
you come in direct contact with one of these
animals and get bitten you can suffer from such
things as rabies which can ultimately lead to
death if not treated right away.
It is for these kinds of reasons that you
clearly want to get rid of a raccoon from your
attic as quickly as possible. The problem is
that once they have found a good place to live
they can be quite difficult to get rid of. So
how do you accomplish this?
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The best thing to do is to scare away this
animal. If you were going to get rid of a
raccoon you want to make it so that it finds
that it is more palatable to leave your house,
hopefully to never return. To do this you just
need a little strategy.
Start by doing a search outside your home to
find out how the raccoon is entering. Usually
you will find a whole in the siding, a loose
board, or some other kind of gap that provides
an entryway. If you find one don’t stop! Make
sure that you find them all. There could be
additional ones that you may not be aware of.
Once you have found it, your next step is to get
a one-way funnel. How this works is that allows
the raccoon to exit through the gap in the
funnel, but once outside it is blocked from
getting back in. Attach this to the entryway
that the raccoon is using. If there are more
than one entry ways block the other ones and
seal them, leaving only one funnel available.
As it is starting to get dark outside, you want
to turn on a large light in the attic and make a
lot of noise so that the raccoon will be scared.
It will then race for its entry into the home,
accessing into the funnel where it gets out and
is not able to get back in. The next day, go out
and seal that area for good so that it cannot
get in again.
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