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How to Get Rid of Raccoons inside Your Home

Raccoons enter a house in different ways. There are many ways a raccoon can enter a home. He can open a ceiling, go through an open vent, or even poke a hole in the wall. They are generally not intended to break into the living space. This usually happens by chance. They typically want to live in the attic or within the walls somewhere of their own where they can live quietly, sleep, nest, and raise their young. Unfortunately, they tend to cause a lot of noise and damage in the process. You should also consider getting raccoon removal professionals for your safety.

Raccoons most often enter the home through the dog or cat door. When there is a plate of food at the other end. Raccoons, of course, have a great sense of smell and are generally fearless urban animals. So if you smell food on the other end of a pet’s door, the pet’s smell may only pique your curiosity, often pushing through the pet’s entry into the house.

Raccoons are a species that is naturally repellent and good climbers but with a dwindling habitat.  As the number of urban and suburban areas increased, they also had to adapt to life in urban areas. Many features in a house will be attractive to the raccoon, and the fact that it is often dark and warm makes it a beautiful place to build a nest.


In the process, they can do quite a bit of damage by breaking through the nest’s insulating material and contaminating it with feces and urine.

Signs that you may have a raccoon in the house

Although raccoons are not small animals, they can fight their way through tiny holes, so you won’t necessarily see large gaps around the roofline if you have a raccoon in the house. However, they can be pretty noisy when active at dawn and dusk, so scratching or gnawing noises on the ceiling can signify that a raccoon is present, while a nest in the house can also be a sign.

Catching and Removing a Raccoon

If you have a raccoon in the house’s living space, like the kitchen, living room, bathroom, or something like that, that is an emergency.

Don’t panic!  Do not confront or corner the raccoon, or it will defend itself. He will not attack for no reason. Lock your children and pets in another room.

Open all windows and doors that you can safely open and then disappear. Let it go alone.

If you can’t open something, try washing it with a broom. But don’t get too close! If you have an animal trap bar, this works great.

Cage traps are often the best way to deal with a raccoon if you want it done; Good-smelling food like canned fish or cat food is a good bait. Once you’ve caught the raccoon, examine it for visible nipples, as you may also need to find and remove a baby raccoon nest.