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How do I get rid of raccoons in my ceiling?
Last Updated: 19th March, 2020
- Step 1: Properly identify the species of animal.
- Step 2: Find out how they are getting into the house.
- Step 3: THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: DETERMINE IF THERE ARE BABY RACCOONS.
- Step 4: Trap and remove the adult raccoon(s).
- Step 5: Fix the entry hole(s).
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People also ask, can raccoons come through the ceiling?
It is rare but yes, it has happened. A raccoon that has lived in one place for long enough may be able to damage the ceiling with urine, making it softer and weaker over time.
Likewise, how do I get animals out of my ceiling? Use steel mesh to seal the entry holes, but leave the main entry/exit hole open. Install a one-way squirrel exclusion door at the opening so squirrels can leave but not return. The squirrels should leave within a couple days. When you no longer hear scurrying noises in your attic, you'll know they've left.
Besides, what scent will keep raccoons away?
How do I get raccoons out of my attic?
One good method is to mount a trap onto the entry hole into the attic before entering the attic. Then when you enter the attic, you scare the mother raccoon out with your presence (make noise or chase it with a snare pole) and it will run out of the attic, out its hole, and right into the trap!