How to Get Rid of Raccoons in the Attic

When it comes time to get rid of raccoons in your attic, it is important that you remain safe. Raccoons can be violent animals and carry diseases that could be harmful to you and your family.

Call Animal Control

The first thing you must do when getting rid of raccoons is to call animal and pest control to see about any laws about getting rid of raccoons. In some states, professionals can only remove raccoons or they cannot be moved while pregnant. It is important for you to know what to do so that you stay safe.

Set a Live Trap

You can purchase a variety of live traps at hunting stores. When using a live trap, it is very important that you follow the instructions carefully so that you do not injure yourself or the raccoon. Though it is recommended that you let a professional do the trapping for you, as raccoons are dangerous, you can set the live trap in your attic in hopes that the raccoon takes the bait.

Repelling Raccoons

Once you have gotten rid of your raccoon in the attic, you can prevent them from returning by doing a few simple things. Setting a radio up in your attic can scare a raccoon away by hearing human voices.

Keep a light on in your attic as raccoons hate light and prefer darker places. You can also repel raccoons with the smell of ammonia.

By keeping raccoons out of the attic you can help prevent you and your family from getting injured by them.