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Chattanooga Tennessee Raccoon Control Situation: Good Morning- I have a raccoon in my attic. A piece of siding come off my house and did not get it fixed for a few days, I fixed it. Then last night I heard a loud noise in the attic/roof, so I went outside and looked on the roof there was a raccoon standing on the roof where I had replaced the fallen board. He had removed the board that I fixed and another. I was wondering if I could get a quote and your lead time. I am in Chatanooga TN. Thanks Kimberley
Dear Dave, I know this is not your area of expertise but I need your help with a dream I had last night. In this dream I ventured up to our attic because we heard the scratchings of mice or bats (I was not sure of which). While in the attic I get the feeling that this will be a two-person task, so I ask Jeanette to leave the baby with her mom and come on up to help. While searching for the critters I notice the flap of a dusty and torn cardboard box begin to slowly open. The box then begins to shift as if some large animal has just been disturbed. I nervously whisper to Jeanette "Get down the ladder, now!" when a fat, rabid, balding raccoon charges at us. I scream, swing and awake. What do you think this means? Kevin
Hi, David. I found your website, and, if you have a minute, I would appreciate your advice on trapping raccoons. Using a professional is really not an option for me; I'm on a very tight budget (I'm paying off cancer treatments), the professionals do a great job but are very expensive, and so I need to do it myself. I have several bird feeders in my backyard, which a series of raccoons have recently discovered. The first one I was able to trap myself. (A Havahart trap and marshmallows worked beautifully.) The second one disappeared when my neighbor had professionals take care of the coven in her attic. But the third one is smart - and, I'm guessing, large: it has actually bent over the metal shepherds' hooks on which I hang my feeders. I've put the trap out with marshmallows in the middle past the plate; in the morning, they've disappeared, the trap door is open - and the trap is empty. If you have a minute, could you give me your thoughts on what I'm doing wrong, and what else I might try?
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