How to Get Rid of Raccoons

Allstate Animal Control getting rod of a rooftop raccoon

This raccoon didn't want to leave, but the homeowner had had enough.

It is not difficult to set a trap for a raccoon.  Anyone can do it.  However, when our wildlife control technicians consider how to get rid of raccoons for our customers, they focus on the specific animal that is causing the problem.  If you trapped an animal in your yard, how would you be certain that it is the same one that’s been in your attic or chimney or crawlspace?  Wild animals often enter homes to set up a den.  Would you know if the animal you trapped had baby animals left behind somewhere?

With our methods we gain control of the problem animal and remove it.  Raccoons in a cornfield is one kind of problem, and we do that kind of work, but we specialize in the more complicated removal of animals from places where their presence causes a direct conflict with people: attics, chimneys, wall cavities, and crawlspaces, for example.  If you don’t know how to get rid of raccoons the right way, there is a lot of room to make mistakes.

Drawing of a raccon in a trap
(Artwork by Sharon Davis. Contact us for her info.)

Our operators know how to get rid of raccoon families, using proven techniques to persuade a mother animal to relocate herself and her babies naturally.  Using this method ensures that no live babies are accidentally left behind to die, rot, stink, and breed maggots and insects.  We take care of the entire problem from start to finish.  If there are dead animals present we take care of those, too.

We use traps, repellents, and block-out techniques to get rid of raccoons for our customers.  We also have specialized snares and control apparatuses to protect against injury from wild animals.  Sometimes we utilize infrared video cameras and fiber optics to help us see an animal in a dark or confined space.  Not all technicians have all these tools, but we like to use them to make the process easier and safer.  We have many tools that most people just don’t have at their disposal. 

We know how to get rid of raccoons and how to make sure they will not come back.  We can provide temporary or permanent structural repairs, closing off access points so future animals will not be able to enter the building again.  Give us a call to find out what we can offer you.