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How to Get Rid of Raccoons Under Your House


how to get rid of raccoons under your

house raccoons are strong and if there

is any sort of access to the area under

your house even if they have to pry away

a loose piece of wood or tear a hole

through the lattice they will get in

once in they make noise create damaged

nest and defecate raccoons may look cute

but they carry diseases such as

roundworm and rabies and they quickly

lose their fear of people they can be

vicious when cornered

if raccoons have set up house in the

space beneath your home do you want to

evict them things you will need lamp

with bright bulb portable radio cans

rags ammonia trap gloves check to see if

there are any baby raccoons under your

house mother raccoons often nest under a

house because it is a safe and dry place

they generally give birth and raise

their young from March through June if

you find a litter of baby raccoons in

the space under your house it is best to

put off the eviction until they are

young adults wait at least eight weeks

chances are they will leave on their own

once they are grown once you are certain

there are no baby raccoons under the


take steps to get rid of the adults

eliminate what may be attracting them

remove cat or dog food from the yard and

do not feed your pets outside secure

your garbage cans by strapping the lids

down with bungee cords make the space

uninhabitable place a bright light in

the space under the house

find a talk show on a portable radio

turn the volume up and put it in the

space leave the radio in the light on

for 48 to 72 hours fill a few empty tin

cans with rags that have been soaked in

ammonia and put these under the house as

well if these steps fail to encourage

the raccoons to leave trap and remove

them use a half a heart or similar trap

to catch the raccoons bake the trap

after a raccoon is inside keep a cover

over the track to calm the animal wear

heavy gloves when moving the

eh once the animal is inside release in

the woods secure the space so no

raccoons can take up residence again

permanently close up any entry spaces

they were using nail pieces of chicken

wire over lattice to make it harder for

raccoons to tear it apart tips warnings

contact a local wildlife rescue group

and ask if they can help talk with your

neighbors before using a bright light or

loud radio to flush out a raccoon make

sure they know this is just a temporary

measure check the laws in your state

before attempting to trap raccoons it is

illegal to relocate them in many states

contact your Humane Society or animal

control officer to learn the regulations

in your state do not leave captured

animals where children have access to