There are raccoons in the cellar of our home, and they are going to kill me. I know I sound dramatic, but I’m not! I have never had pets so I’ve never experienced any animal related allergies until now and they are more awful than I ever could have pictured. It’s a mother and I’m pretty sure she has babies down there, if I can get close enough to listen at the vent I can usually here soft animal sounds coming from inside. I think she tore the vent cover off and that’s how she got in there because I have looked around for any other entrances to the cellar and they’re all only from the inside of the house; it was completely sealed off from the outside except for that one vent.
I don’t necessarily have a problem with the raccoons in the cellar, I never go down there; truthfully if I wasn’t having major allergies because of them, I’d just let them stay until they were grown and gone before I reinstalled the vent. The problem is that our air conditioning system is down there along with our water heater and electrical boxes and such. Basically, these raccoons aren’t just in the cellar, they’re being blown all through my house by way of the vents. I can’t go anywhere without my eyes puffing up and my nose running uncontrollably! Not to mention the hives on my skin, it looks like I’ve been stung by hundreds of bees!
I tried scaring them out myself just by making loud noises from upstairs and I turned off the air system so it’s not blowing through the house, but now I’m either sweating or freezing along with slowly dying from these allergies! I need help getting these raccoons out of the cellar and I need it fast. I’ve practically drained my pharmacy of Benadryl and Claritin D but I just lay awake at night, miserable! They have got to go, and they have to leave YESTERDAY! I don’t know how much longer my body can take of this before either I move out or I suffocate! PLEASE HELP!