Wildlife Education - Information, Advice, and Techniques for the Safe Removal of Raccoons from Attics

Austin Animal Trapper

RaccoonAtticGuide recommends Mike: Tex Wildlife Management for raccoon removal and wildlife removal in the Austin area. They have agreed to abide by rules of humane wildlife removal, all state and local laws, and have a thorough understanding of wildlife biology and the concerns associated with critter removal, such as the welfare of the animals, the presence of baby wildlife in attics, and the need to perform complete wildlife removal services with permanent results, utilizing techniques such as home inspections, preventative repairs, and animal waste cleanup. Austin has a variety of wildlife issues, not just from raccoons, but also animals such as opossums, squirrels, snakes, rodents, bats, birds, and more. All of these animals can be removed humanely and permanently. Tex Wildlife Management understands that it's not enough to just come to a home and set a trap on the ground and remove the wildlife. In the case of animals in attics, the attic must be inspected, and young wildlife must be removed. All open points of entry must be sealed to prevent future wildlife problems. Additionally, not only the wildlife should be treated with respect, but the human customers as well. Give Tex Wildlife Management a call at 512.914.7287 to discuss your wildlife problem and to discuss pricing and to schedule an appointment.

Tex Wildlife Management: 512.914.7287

Tex Wildlife Management services the greater Austin area, including the towns of Georgetown, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Elgin, West Lake Hills, Lockhart, San Marcos animal & and all of Travis County, and more. For more information, visit Austin Animal Control or The City of Austin Government, or browse this site to learn more about raccoons in attics.


Recent Austin Raccoon Emails I've Received from Customers I've Helped:

Hi Michael,
Mack here in Austin TX, I have had a problem with raccoons on and off for some time now. One instance a few months ago my four year old Doberman in prime condition had quite a fight with one weighing 21 Lbs., the raccoon lost but not after about fifty or so bite marks all over my dog. They are amazingly strong for their size. Had one instance where two of the blades were bent back almost 90 degrees for entry and exit on a gable end exhaust fan , these blades were steel not aluminum and of commercial strength too not your run of the mill Home Depot type fan...

I just had new siding , aluminum fascia and gutters put on and was thinking that the problem was solved after my dog had taken care of business with aforementioned raccoon. Well, another has somehow torn back the new leafguard , bent the new gutter and torn back some fascia and found entry into my attic once again.

Anyway to my point. I was going to go up into the attic and me and Rocky have a showdown armed with my 38 loaded with a small buckshot load which I normally keep in the first two chambers. But reading about the baby thing I have a momentary hesitation. I was under the impression that raccoons would have babies in the spring just as most other critters. Isn't this somewhat rule of thumb on these critters? Let me know,
Best, Mack in Austin

Hello Mike,
I have a raccoon problem and need some good advice. I live in a 2x wide modular in a nicely kept park in SW Austin and they (2, I think) occasionally visit around 11 PM to 1 AM. I brought this to the attention of the resident mgr and she informed me it is illegal to trap them, but suggested a repellent. I set out ammonia-filled bottles w/ rags several days ago, and they're undeterred. After reading your article, and several others, guess I shouldn't be surprised.

Where can I go from here? I don't have an attic access, nor a traditional attic (that I'm aware of since I live in a modular home) but they only seem to stay for 15 mins or so traipsing around the roof and my porch roof before they leave. Guess I could borrow a ladder to check the area, but if no access sites found, then what? Unless the answer is calling a reputable pest control service either way, I'm not as worried about law enforcement as I am about defying the resident mgr.

Any info you could share would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance for your consideration! Regards, Greg
Hi Michael, First of all, thank you for all of the very helpful information on your site. We've been struggling with raccoon problems in our attic for months. The first round we waited until the babies were old enough to go out on their own. We're bleeding hearts and worried that if we trapped we wouldn't get all of them and didn't want to separate them. So, one night after they were old enough to hunt with their mom and had all left we sealed the hole in the roof. We used plywood and 3 inch lag bolts.

A couple weeks later they tore that all up and even made a new hole in the roof. This time, we bought the male raccoon pee and within two days they were gone. What a surprise! Well, that was a short lived relief. They came back, we live trapped and relocated 5 raccoons in a week (in accordance with our county guidelines.) We fixed the hole again. Yesterday, new hole. Geez. So, we are going to trim the trees even more, fix the hole with metal, put out more repellant and hope for the best.

My main question, we don't have access to the part of the attic they lived in. I can't even imagine how much pee and feces is up there. Gross and stinky. Is there a product that I can buy that I can fog into the area? Obviously this isn't going to quickly get rid of everything up there but we are going to have to do some serious damage to our house and would even still have very limited access if we want to do the kind of clean up that you do. The ceiling is vaulted and I was considering drilling some large holes so I could at least spray a product up there to help. My husband thinks I'm crazy. I've gotta do something. On a hot day when you are upstairs the smell takes your breath away. Thanks for helping. :) Julie

Please be kind to raccoons! They are intelligent animals, and believe it or not, they definitely have emotions!
If you have any questions about raccoons in attics, just email me at david@raccoonatticguide.com