How Are Raccoons In The Attic Trapped?

Photo of trapped raccoon found in an attic

State laws governing the capture, relocation, and euthanization of wildlife apply to raccoon trapping. In some cases, trapping and removing nuisance wildlife is the only solution if you have unwanted raccoons outside your home. We can catch and remove your raccoons in a safe, legal, and efficient manner. Trapping is a skill, and the majority of amateur attempts fail for a variety of reasons. To ensure that the raccoon is trapped and removed without incident, a thorough understanding of raccoon habits, both before and after trapping, as well as various raccoon trap types, is required.

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What Is The Raccoon Trapping Process?

The trapping process begins with the identification of raccoons in the attic. A wildlife removal technician will inspect the property and determine how many raccoons are in the home and how they entered the home. The entry point is important because it will help the raccoon removal expert determine where a trap should be set. 

A humane and non-lethal trap will be set near the entry point. The strategy behind this is to trap the mother raccoon and prevent her from attacking when removing her babies from the home. Once the mother is trapped, an animal removal expert will be able to enter the attic and extract the baby raccoons. After all the animals are removed, the entry point is sealed up to prevent future infestations, and damage caused by the raccoons can be repaired. 

What Happens To The Trapped Raccoons?

We suggest always treating trapped animals with respect and avoid hurting or killing an animal at all costs. Each state has different laws regarding what is done with animals once they have been trapped. If a raccoon has bitten or attacked a person, that raccoon must be tested for rabies. In most cases, if the raccoon removal process went smoothly without an attack, the family of raccoons will be relocated to an area more suited for their natural life. 

If you’re interested in your state’s laws regarding raccoon removal, give us a call, and one of our experienced wildlife technicians can inform you on how Animals Happen would conduct removal in your state.

Who To Call For Raccoon Trapping & Removal?

If preventative measures fail, there are a variety of raccoon traps on the market. Traps frequently require a permit, and then the animals must then be released in a safe, unpopulated area. When raccoons have infested your home, it is usually best to hire a professional. Call Animals Happen to get rid of raccoons the right way. We provide wildlife control plans to assist you in removing raccoons and keeping them out of your home. It’s important to make sure that whoever is hired to perform the raccoon removal is licensed and follows all state laws.