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Boise Idaho Raccoon Control Situation: How To Get Raccoons Out Of A Wall
The first thing people may realize with raccoons is the noise that they make when they are inside, notably scratching. They will do it on the wall along the wooden frame, and climb up and down a pipe along it. The next thing people will recognize with them is the vocal noises, which are loud, slow, and deep in pitch. Raccoons, compared to rats and squirrels, have a variety of vocal noises and communicate it to others. The most obvious sound they make is to their baby raccoons, which is usually a chattering cry just like their litter can do when they are hungry or cold. If hearing that, you definitely know there are raccoons in the wall. Now, you have to get rid of them.
How do you get a raccoon and its litter out? There are a ways to handle this. The most obvious way for someone with no skills or are afraid of them is to call animal control and have them come in quickly. Otherwise, check if the mother raccoon can be taken with a pole and dragged out and placed in a safe cage. (Don't kill it because that will make things worse.) If the mother isn't there, remove the babies carefully and use them as bait to catch the mother raccoon. Don't ignore the litter because they will make a bunch noise, die, and still cause disease within the home.
However, if the wall opening can't be reached from the top of the attic, you will then have no choice but to cut a hole in the wall with a saw. That will scare any raccoon; just don't cut it on the raccoons, cut it away from them where then the pole can stick in easily and catch them. Lean on the wall and feel for the warmth to identify where they are located so the hole can be cut above them. Then, with a pole or thick gloves, remove the raccoons one by one. Afterwards, clean up the area and remove their urine and feces which transmit disease all over the home and patch the wall properly, including blocking up any open spaces from the outside.
Raccoons are notable climbers because they are very strong and have flexible hands. They can enter any home, usually the attic that is next to the wild. These animals like attics because they are warm, dry, safe, and protected from the elements. Plus, they are right by food and water, namely garbage cans and pet food. For female raccoons, it is a safe place for them to stay when they are pregnant and protects their newborn from natural prey. However, they are invading your space and will cause problems in the long term if they are not evicted early. If you hear them, be proactive and get them out of the walls. They can be taken back into the wild without harm and the house can be saved from their nasty claws.
If you wish to learn more, click on the How to Get Rid of Raccoons in the Attic home page. For wildlife control, animal trapping services, and raccoon control in Ada County, Idaho, call us at 208-293-8828, and ask to talk about raccoons in the attic in Boise, ID.