Removal of raccoons in your attic or chimney is a complex problem we encounter in wildlife control. Definitely not a DIY issue if you want to do it right, safely and legally! The solution usually requires professional trapping. But you MUST first determine if there are baby raccoons present. Raccoons give birth during the spring time and often baby racoons will be present. In this case trapping the mother is required. Then then baby racoons may be hand removed. And finally safely relocated.
Not likely and each jurisdiction has varying laws, some complex. For example, in DC and Fairfax County, no free agency will come to your house to take care of the problem for you. If rabies is highly suspected, some jurisdictions, like Loudoun County VA and Montgomery County MD, may come. However, it is more likely they will refer you to a private licensed Wildlife Control trapper. In general, local governments are not allowed to cause potential home damage to catch raccoons and usually provide information for a finding a licensed wildlife removal specialist.
Yes on both counts! The raccoon poop and any latrine damage should be removed and contaminated insulation replaced, and we do both. Then the attic area may be sanitized. Cleanup requires special protective equipment and respirators.
After all animals are removed from your attic and home, the entry points must be identified and sealed up. Raccoons are intelligent and highly dexterous. If your seal up is incomplete, you may have raccoons again. We inspect for and perform exclusionary repairs to all access points including attic vents, chimney caps, gables, cracks, and ridge caps.
The price for professional trapping and removal of raccoons varies widely. In a yard, raccoon removal may be $200-$600. A nest in an attic with babies may be $600 -$2,000. It will vary greatly depending on the required service and if there is a warranty provided. Attic insulation removal-repair and exclusionary seal-up may be extra. You always want our free in-person inspection - and quote - for raccoon removal jobs. CLICK HERE to see a complete list of average wildlife control prices in the Mid-Atlantic.
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