You think or know you have a raccoon (or possibly multiple ones) living in your attic? Most homeowners begin to wonder when they hear scratching, walking noises, or something scampering above the ceiling.
In most cases, you'll hear a raccoon begin to move shortly after dusk and maybe again when it returns to the den. How do you get rid of raccoons? Our process for raccoon removal is fairly straight forward and best of all it works.
First, we need to confirm the presence of raccoons in your attic by looking for droppings and possible entry points into your attic. Raccoons will tear openings into roof lines, soffit vents, and force their way through gable vents.
Second, we need to confirm whether or not a small nursery of baby raccoons may be nestled up in your attic. This is very common during the spring months in Michigan (typically March thru June).
Third, we'll strategically setup our live traps and guide the raccoon(s) using baits and lures.
Fourth, we'll begin the process of attic restoration and clean-up. Depending on how long raccoons have been living in your attic, you may have several sections of insulation which need to be replaced to remove the smell of urine.
Last, we'll start the process of Raccoon Prevention. This might include replacement of fascia, re-flashing a chimney, or adding additional screens to soffit or gable vents as required. It's also a good idea to keep all of your trees trimmed so it's not convenient for raccoons to access your roof.