We have a family of raccoons, babies and all, that has started living in a shed we have by a house we are trying to sell. Does anyone have any humane tips for getting these critters to find a new home?
Thanks for any advice.
You can hire someone out of the phone book or call the wildlife department around where you live. I have even seen the police get raccoons out of someone's chimney. (05/26/2009)
Absolutely. My hubby and I had a family of raccoons living in our attic. We chased them away with a strobe light and loud music. Then sealed the hole where they were coming in while they were away. (05/26/2009)
What ended up working is I went and opened up the shed they were living in so that light got in there during the day. The raccoon and babies decided to move on. So shedding some light on their den made them move on. (05/27/2009)
A little radio, clock radio, etc. tuned to a talk station and set inside will shoo them away quickly. Music they can learn to ignore, or doesn't bother them at all sometimes, but voices all the time do. You just need to have it loud enough to be annoying, not deafening, and it won't suck up a bunch of electricity. This has kept them at bay on my parent's farm for several years, and they only try to come back when someone unplugs it for a few weeks. (05/29/2009)
For $32.00 we bought a couple live traps at Tractor Supply. When the raccoons are getting to be too much, we catch and relocate them to a lake area 35 miles away. The smaller trap is great for catching squirrels. This week I have caught 7 in 5 days. Relocate them as well. (05/29/2009)
I don't know where you live but in California, you can not move the raccoons as they are protected wildlife. You can call your local animal control and they will give you advice. Good luck. (05/30/2009)
Putting crushed mothballs in a shed helps keep out unwanted animals, they must be crushed and replaced when the odor goes away. (05/30/2009)
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