- I am usually quite pleased with myself when I am able to find and remove a litter of baby raccoons from a difficult area. This type of work takes a lot of
sleuthing and searching. The customer had been hearing a lot of heavy scurrying and scratching noise in the cathedral ceiling in this room. I saw a big hole in the
roof, but there was no attic space for me to crawl in, because it was a cathedral ceiling (same slope as the roof, no real attic space). Thus, I had to very carefully
listen for any sign of baby raccoons. It would have been easy to simply set a trap and catch the female raccoon, like most raccoon removal companies would have done, but
that would have left the baby raccoons inside the home to starve and die and cause an odor problem. I always work very hard to get the baby coons out of the attic.
In this case, I heard no noise, so I started to very carefully feel around the ceiling until I hit a warm spot. I knew that the litter of baby raccoons must be there, so
I cut a hole in the ceiling (upper left), stuck my head inside (upper right), saw the nest of baby raccoons (lower left), and removed them all (lower right). I then fixed
the hole and used the babies as live bait to catch the mom, fixed the hole in the roof, and the job was complete.
Below are a few emails that I've received recently
regarding raccoon problems. Most of these people got either a phone call or email from me to schedule services, or a standard email with a directory to a raccoon trapping
company in their area.
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HI, I have a question about three raccons that visit our dumpster every night - these three little rascals are frequent visitors to our dumpster and always get manage to get stuck every morning- I always try to put something in there so they can get out (so the garbage buys don't ge them) well- today I looked in there and they are all huddled up -moving a little- but not trying to get out- usually they stick their heads up and recognize me and realize it's time to go home and scurry off. It was really cold last night and I figured they'd warm up and use the rug I put in there to help them get out- but they won't even look up or try to leave...are they ok? Should I try again or are they sick?
I just hate to see these little guys get hurt/killed in the garbage trucks- also- there are stray cats in the area and I know sometimes they use dumpsters as a place to have their litters.
I live in Tampa. Thanks-
I responded with: I will use my amazing raccoon psychic powers to determine if they are okay or sick. I'm just kidding of course, they are probably healthy, and it's possible that they just want a nice place to spend the day. If you are worried about them in your dumpster, any chance that you might, I don't know, close the lid?
You can get these ones out by placing a plank of wood into the dumpster so that they can climb out.
I live in South Charlotte NC and there are raccoons that have been coming to our backyard to eat cat food for out outdoor cats for some time now. One showed up injured very badly last night and I think it would be best if they were relocated. The house next door was vacant for a long time and someone recently purchased (we dont know them - no one lives there yet), but I suspect that it was injured by a trap because it was missing a front leg when I saw it last night. I am guessing that maybe the people that bought the house set traps either for rats or mice or maybe even the raccoons, I dont know because I havent been over there. I dont know how many there are, but I am going to guess maybe five?
Can you tell me about your services and the pricing? My husband is very attached to the raccoons and we would like to make sure that they are humanely trapped and moved to a safer area.
It seems we have a bit of a raccoon problem. It's a fairly young one, and he's been enjoying our cats' food for a while now. He comes in at night through the cat door. We have several options, including getting an electronic collar for the cats, calling animal control, getting a trap ourselves or rely on a professional. Collaring the cats might entice the raccon to come through the roof or something, animal control will kill it.
Therefore I'm looking at either getting a trap myself, or calling the pro. Therefore I would like to understand your service and pricing. Could you please give me more info? E.g. how soon could you be here, what does your service cost, and do you confirm that you don't kill the animal?
Thanks in advance for your consideration,
Please provide associated costs for removal of adult raccoon from our property. We live near downtown Orlando (near intersection of Mills and Robinson). This raccoon is NOT living in our attic but is making regular use of our property during the evening hours. He/she is fairly large and is definitely not afraid of humans. I have walked within 15 feet of this critter while walking up my driveway and he/she did not move an inch. We regularly walk our dog in the evening and we are concerned that we may have an unwanted confrontation. Therefore we would like to have this animal humanely trapped and re-located.
With warmest regards,