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Spokane Washington Raccoon Control Situation: What If A Raccoon Got Inside My House, Bedroom, And Kitchen?
Raccoons are wild animals, but are quite common to see around humans and their homes. This happens usually with a pregnant female raccoon that is looking for a place to make their nest and deliver their babies. There is food and water nearby and they will care for them until they are capable to care for themselves. Female raccoons build their home in warm, protected surroundings in an attic or a basement, but even between the walls of a bedroom or kitchen can work fine. Raccoons will eat anything that they can chew on like if they are in the wild. So, what about them getting inside the house and in its rooms?
The answer is simple: get them out. They will do more harm than good by causing interior damage within the walls and wooden beams, as well as spread diseases with their rabies and waste laying around. They will scratch and make strange, loud sounds, communicating with their young and moving around the walls. There are a few ways to get them out, starting with calling a professional who knows how to get them out quickly and safely. But for those who are DIY and want to save money, here is what to do and what not to do.
Some people may think that poisoning is the safest and quickest solution to get rid of a raccoon, but it isn't. Poisoning a raccoon is dangerous for humans, even though it kills a raccoon. The poison can leak out into the main rooms and we are in trouble if we come in contact with it. (It already comes in contact with a raccoons disease-carrying bacteria, compounding the problem.) Plus, it is also inhumane and all it does is make the cleanup even harder in terms of handling its corpse.
One of the best options that is safe to do is trap the raccoon. There are different live trap models that are easy to use to get the raccoon, remove it, and let it go free back into the wild. Make sure to place bait within the trap in the wall and check it out every day. Repeat when it comes to the litter it may given. Again, don't ignore the litter because they will suffer, die, and spread disease. The next option is cutting a hole in the wall over where it sits, put on thick gloves, and carry them one by one into a trap.
Don't panic if they get inside the house or hole up in one of the rooms. Call a professional or carefully handle them yourselves without killing them. It can be a messy job and the rabies we fear is their way of defending themselves. But they cannot be anywhere in your home because of the havoc they can cause. So, handle with caution when it comes getting rid of them.
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 Spokane County, Washington, call us at 509-492-5090, and ask to talk about raccoons in the attic in Spokane, WA.