Furry freeloaders living in your attic? When raccoons move in, rapid NJ raccoon removal is the first thing on your mind. However, this task must be handled carefully to avoid compounding your problems.
What to Do with Raccoons Living in Your Attic
January to September, it’s wise to assume the raccoon in your attic is a mother with babies. Luckily, these devoted, protective mothers will move their babies if given the chance. There are a few ways to accomplish this:
Raccoon families typically only stay for short periods. Some will move babies to another site during the nesting season. Others will vacate when babies are fully independent at summer’s end.
2. Humane harassment.
A top carrier of rabies and often vicious when cornered, never attempt to physically remove raccoons on your own. Instead, make your home inhospitable. Inside or outside the den, place a bright light and a radio tuned in to a talk station for a few days/nights. Place a bag of used kitty litter outside as a scent deterrent. Avoid ‘one-way doors,’ which often leave babies trapped inside. Use a ‘newspaper test,’ taping 2-sheets of newspaper over the entrance to verify eviction.
3. Professional assistance.
Short on time/patience? Professional NJ raccoon removal can speed this process, safely and humanely extricating animals and disinfecting the site.
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