Raccoon Removal Columbus Ohio – Raccoons In The Attic

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Buckeye Wildlife Solutions

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Professional Raccoon Removal In Columbus, Ohio

Raccoon Removal Services In Franklin County OH, Madison County OH, & Union County OH.

Buckeye Wildlife Solutions Of Columbus Ohio can take care of all your raccoon removal needs. Keeping raccoons out of a home is not as straight forward as some people may believe. First we must trap the raccoons, using the proper baits and methods. Buckeye Raccoon Removal Pros Of Columbus Ohio covers all aspects of raccoon removal including 1. Attic clean up after the raccoons have been removed from the building. 2. Sealing up the entry holes / repairing the damage the raccoons had caused by animal proofing the areas. 3. Removing the raccoons in a timely, professional manner without the hassle of trying to trap a raccoon for weeks on end without success. Buckeye Raccoon Removal Pros uses multiple different methods for raccoon removal in Columbus Ohio depending on the situation & where the raccoons are entering the infested structure.

When we perform raccoon proofing, we need to use strong and durable materials that a raccoon can’t get through. We commonly will install sheet metal over the open raccoon holes and secure it with screws & washers. To make sure the raccoons can’t get their grimy little fingers around the sheet metal, we will run a bead of clear caulking around it. This will reinforce the strength of the sealant job, and will likely prevent any future raccoon problems in that area. Full-home raccoon exclusions is an optional service we offer to homeowners who never want to have raccoons again. The raccoon exclusion would come with a 2-3 year warranty depending on the building and how many areas were sealed up during the raccoon exclusion process.

Call Buckeye Raccoon Removal Pros of Columbus today for raccoon removal from the attic services, attic restoration / raccoon waste clean up from the attic & full-home raccoon exclusion.

 Raccoon Removal Columbus page: Photo of a caged raccoon

Why Did The Raccoons Choose My Home To Invade & Destroy?

The answer is simple, raccoons are just very opportunistic creatures. Springtime in Columbus female raccoons will be pregnant with their litter of babies and will search for a safe harborage to birth offspring. Many times they will end up choosing peoples homes because in their minds it is isolated enough, warm, dark, with no potential predators. It’s a dog eat dog world out there in the wild for the raccoons. Male raccoons are actually one of the biggest threats to a mother raccoon and her babies. The males will kill the baby raccoons in attempting to put the female back into heat. Buckeye Raccoon Removal Pros take advantage of this raccoon habit by utilizing our raccoon eviction liquid when mother raccoons are in a home with babies. Raccoon eviction fluid is made up of male raccoon essence. We will take the eviction liquid or paste and rub some on a tennis ball and throw it up into the attic where the mother and her young are residing. It is important to get several tennis balls up there to cover the entire attic with the male raccoon scent. When the female raccoon smells this, she will immediately start thinking about relocating her young, or just finding another spot in the home to reside. This can be a very humane way of raccoon removal in Columbus because the mother raccoon will simply carry away her babies and go back out into the wild, instead of being in your home. Many times people will actually end up noticing they have a raccoon problem in their attic by hearing the raccoon pups chattering above. Contact Buckeye Raccoon Removal Pros for raccoon removal & control service in Columbus Ohio.

Raccoon Removal Columbus page: Photo of a torn gable vent allowing a raccoon entrance to an attic

Raccoon Trapping For Columbus OH Homeowners: How To Trap & Remove Raccoons

We usually do not recommend homeowners attempting to trap raccoons out of their own homes in Columbus Ohio unless they have some kind of background trapping experience. Raccoons can be very aggressive towards humans when they are caught in a live cage trap. However if you are going to ignore that anyways, here’s how you trap raccoons that are on your property. These are methods suggested for amateurs, it’s very much different than how we at Buckeye Raccoon Removal of Columbus trap raccoons. First, if the raccoons are getting into your attic, find where they are climbing onto the roof. Generally speaking they will be using gutter spouts or a corner of your house, in which case you can see their muddy paw prints going up the side of the gutter or corner. They will also use trees where the branches are hanging over the roof. Keep in mind, raccoons are able to use very small trees with thin spindly branches. So even if it doesn’t look like the raccoons are using that, because you think they are too fat to use them, don’t underestimate their ability. Next, set some traps in those areas on the ground where they are climbing up. In these cases you might catch off-target animals such as opossums or other raccoons that are just passing through. Use the jumbo marshmallows for bait, these will resemble an egg inside the trap when raccoons see them, and it is visually appealing to the raccoons.

Raccoon Removal Columbus page: Photo of caged raccoon

Always are careful when removing the raccoons that we do not get scratched or come into contact with the raccoon in any way, due to the potential diseases the animal may be carrying. If the raccoons are digging under your shed or some other structure, set the traps near their entry hole, but not too close. You don’t wanna startle the raccoons when they see a big ole cage trap right when they exit the hole. As we mention above, trapping raccoons is not as easy as it sounds. For bait, we will commonly use marshmallows in combination with our raccoon paste lures on top of them. This will create an aroma in the air the raccoons will not be able to resist. Most commonly we will set the raccoon traps on the roof. Or if possible, setting a trap directly over the hole the raccoons created to gain access to your attic. Buckeye Wildlife is experienced in providing raccoon removal services in Columbus Ohio to homeowners & commercial clients. Our business carries traps with quality name brands, not just some cheap old raccoon trap we bought at Lowe’s. Raccoon trapping in Columbus is probably the most frequently requested service we receives calls for. Never seal up a raccoon entrance when the nuisance raccoons are still around, especially if there are baby raccoons in your attic. The adult raccoons will rip your house apart to get back inside. If the raccoons have lived in the residence for a long period of time, they will be less willing to leave. Eviction liquid with mother raccoons and her babies is not always 100% effective. Trapping and removal of the wildlife raccoons is the best way to take care of a raccoon problem in Columbus Ohio. If you don’t think you are up to the task of trapping your own raccoons, give Buckeye Wildlife Solutions a call!