Raccoon Removal & Repairs: A Guide to Managing Uninvited Guests

Raccoons, with their curious nature and nimble paws, can be fascinating creatures to observe in the wild. However, when they decide to make your home their own, it's time to take action. In this guide, we'll explore effective raccoon removal strategies and the essential repairs to ensure your property remains secure.

Before diving into removal methods, it's crucial to assess the extent of the raccoon invasion. Are they simply wandering around your yard, or have they found a way into your attic or crawl spaces? Understanding their access points is key to creating an effective removal plan.

It's important to approach raccoon removal with empathy and a commitment to humane practices. Live traps are an excellent option for capturing raccoons without causing harm. Once captured, contact local wildlife authorities or animal control for guidance on relocation.

Preventing future raccoon visits is just as important as removing the current intruders. Thoroughly inspect your home for potential entry points. Raccoons are surprisingly adept at finding weak spots, so focus on securing areas like vents, chimneys, and roof edges. Use materials such as wire mesh or plywood to seal off these openings.

Raccoons are attracted to easily accessible food sources, and trash cans are a favorite. Invest in raccoon-resistant trash containers or secure lids with bungee cords to thwart their scavenging efforts. Regularly clean bins to reduce lingering odors that might attract these clever critters.

Raccoons are excellent climbers, so overhanging branches can provide them with easy access to your roof. Trim tree branches that could serve as raccoon highways to prevent them from reaching vulnerable areas.

Raccoons are nocturnal creatures, and they prefer to stay hidden in the dark. Install motion-activated lights or sprinklers to deter raccoons from lingering around your property. The sudden illumination or spray of water can be an effective way to discourage their nocturnal visits.

If the raccoon problem persists or seems beyond your control, it's wise to consult with wildlife removal professionals. They have the experience and knowledge to assess the situation, employ humane removal methods, and offer advice on preventing future encounters.

After successfully removing raccoons, it's time to address any damage they may have caused. Inspect your attic, crawl spaces, or any areas they frequented for signs of destruction. Replace or repair insulation, wiring, and any damaged structures promptly.

Raccoons can leave behind a mess, including droppings and urine that may pose health risks. Sanitize and disinfect affected areas thoroughly, and consider using enzymatic cleaners to eliminate odors that could attract other wildlife.

Dealing with raccoons requires a combination of patience, empathy, and strategic planning. By employing humane removal methods, securing your property, and addressing any damage promptly, you can ensure that your home remains a raccoon-free zone. Stay vigilant, and remember, coexistence is possible with the right preventative measures.

Take control of your space, and enjoy a raccoon-free, secure home!


Animal & Wildlife Trapping
Phone: 302-236-1273

Located in Lewes, DE serving Delaware, Sussex and
Kent Counties.

Animal & Wildlife Trapping

is a certified wildlife control operator. We offer professional and safe trapping, removal and release of wildlife. Our removal of wildlife covers: foxes, raccoons, squirrels, groundhogs, skunks, opossums, beavers, cats, snakes, bats, birds, pigeon, otter and much more wildlife. Also contact us for carcass removal and chimney caps for exclusion and prevention. We are located on Lewes, DE servicing Delaware, Sussex and Kent Counties. Licensed and insured in the state of Delaware. Licensed and insured for fishing and wildlife.

Serving Delaware for over 25 years.