Dealing with urban animals is an inconvenience that many home owners in the northern US and southern Canada confront. Animals such as raccoons and squirrels often make their way into homes to break free from the weather and as a result cause damage and disturbances.
Raccoons normally opt to take refuge in the loft mainly because their necessities can be found in the attic. They find shelter as well as safety from their predators. Since Raccoons are pests and cause disturbance and noise, it’s important to remove them quickly.
Removing raccoons isn’t a simple job. It is not advised and it is not legal to use poisons or some other removal procedure that may harm the animals. Such elimination tactics should be avoided at all costs as they harm animals and they’re not effective. As an example, if the raccoon mother is killed the infants will remain helpless in the loft. It’s ideal to make the attempt to remove the raccoons humanely.
Never remove them with your hands since they may bite you in self defense. Given that lots of raccoons carry the rabies virus and many more parasites a small bite can cause significant health problems. If you happen to locate a raccoon in your loft, you should follow these steps to remove them and prevent them from coming back.
1) Setting a trap in a humane way for the adult raccoons
2) Sealing all the entrance points
3) Cleaning up your loft
Usually the raccoons that take shelter in the loft are moms with her pups. Female raccoons love to raise their young ones in a comfortable safe place. Removing the female raccoons will cause more harm since the young ones left behind would make a lot of noise.
They may die, decompose and cause significant odor that smells like skunk poop. So by flooding a light into the loft or producing loud sounds, from a radio, will cause disturbance to the raccoons.The mother raccoon will soon find a safer place elsewhere to raise her pups.
Some raccoon repellents, especially naphthalene or moth balls are used. There is a predator urine which causes a terrible odor it’s also utilized. However, these aren’t too effective as the mother raccoon might choose to tolerate the odor to raise her pups in a safe place.
If you find a raccoon in your attic it’s highly recommended to call a professional trapper.