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Oceanside California Raccoon Control Situation: How to catch a raccoon with a snare pole
If you find your attic is infested with raccoons, you can help get rid of them with the aid of a snare pole. You can use a snare pole to catch a raccoon, however if you are inexperienced with it or uncomfortable using one then you can use the snare pole to simply scare a raccoon into a trap that you already have set up and ready. It is best to have the trap set right in the entry way hole that the raccoons are using to enter and exit.
If it appears a raccoon is denning in your attic then it is most likely there is a litter of babies up there. If you are using a snare pole to remove them be sure to check in nooks and crannies for litters. Be sure to have gloves on and a face mask to protect yourself.When you are trying to catch a raccoon using a snare pole you need to locate the entry hole that the raccoon is getting through. Be sure to check everywhere as they do tend to have more than one entry/exit point.Put the trap in the entry hole then head up to the attic. From here just scare the racoon with the snare pole in which it will flee from the attic and run directly into the awaiting trap.
Once you have the racoon trapped don't be too quick to think the problem is fixed be sure to check everywhere for other raccoons who may be hiding from the commotions or any litters that may be there.Remember your safety. This is the most important part of the process of capturing racoons. There is danger around you such as ladders and items that may be in the attic like limited light. There is also a chance of the raccoons scratching or biting you. Always wear your face mask as inhaling the dust particles where the raccoon has been sleeping is dangerous to your health.
There is another tactic, but this should only be attempted by people who know what they are doing. This is a direct method for catching the racoon and it requires you to physically capture the raccoon using a snare pole. Catching a raccoon is not easy and you don't want to harm the raccoon as well as yourself.This is why it's important to understand that raccoons are not domesticated and are a dangerous animal when they are in fear or feeling like they are threatened.If you are able to get close enough to catch the raccoon with the snare pole be sure to have a box trap or a solid container in which you can put the raccoon.If you are successful in either way of capturing the raccoon with the snare pole be sure to contact the professionals who deal with raccoons to be sure the animal is managed properly. Letting them go close by runs the risk of them re-infesting your home or nearby neighbors.
If you wish to learn more, click on the How to Get Rid of Raccoons in the Attic home page. For wildlife control, animal trapping services, and raccoon control in San Diego County, California, call us at 858-257-3420, and ask to talk about raccoons in the attic in Oceanside, CA.