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Old 06-29-2010, 02:10 PM   #16
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Raccoons in the attic


From Dallas, TX and live next to a creek with lots of trees. The City of Dallas just completed some erosion repair work on the creek line and I think they disturbed the racoons original home when they cut down several trees ... so now they are in my attic.

I also think it is a mother who has had babies. The comments in this forum are frightening, but I've got to do something.

I have bought the predator urine and I am prepared to scatter critter ridder, and ammonia and whatever else, but I am afraid to come face to face with the racoon(s).

I know they are nocturnal but I can't tell when they are out of the attic.

I have heard sounds of entry or exit between 3 and 5am. It's generally quiet during the day. It's at the corner right above my bedroom.

Questions:
1) When would you guess they are outside the house looking for food? (so I can fummugate the place with every smelling thing I can find.

2) It's summer - 90-100 plus degrees outside. Will it get too hot for them in the attic soon?

Thanks for this forum!

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Old 05-12-2011, 12:32 AM   #17
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So glad these forums stay open so long after the last post. Gotta tell the skeptics - this stuff really works! After finding this forum, I ordered the Golden Malrin online (not available at any of my local hardware stores) and picked up a 2 liter bottle of Pepsi. Grabbed an old 8" cake pan and covered the botton with fly bait. Poured in about 10oz. Pepsi and mixed it a bit. Put it out along their path at 9pm and knocked off 3 by the time I went to bed at 10:30... didn't even make it 2' from the pan. I don't anticipate finding anymore in the morning, but I'm glad to know the 'net can be trusted every now and then!
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:02 AM   #18
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Old post and in important one. Raccoons trapped by a licensed trapper or pest control contractor in Illinois have to be disposed of gracefully. Their feces left in walls in attics can contain horrible things that can make especially the very young and old really sick. The conditions can be fatal.

I know they are cute in a way but they can be destructive and you don't want to know about the vet bill I had once when my cat and a raccoon rumbled.

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