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Annapolis Maryland Raccoon Control Situation: Hey David, I'm in Annapolis MD and had a quick question, if you don't mind answering it as a courtesy: I have been hearing some noises around the roof area of my 2-year old house around 8am in the morning, and today into the afternoon. I definitely hear scratching sounds, a few thuds, and some metallic sounds. I guessed it might be a raccoon, but there is no place for one to get in (everything looks great up there) and the roof is very high (2 floors all around). I just placed a rat trap up there tonight, but is it possible it's a trapped bird? Or something else? In your experience, what typically gets in there? My neighbor told me that rats can climb from the crawlspace into the attic, so that's why I used the trap. In MD, we have dirt floor crawls with a concrete base poured around them, then insulation under the floor to keep it warm. Any suggestions would be helpful. - Patrick
Hi - I just read your article on the internet about raccoons. A problem we are having with a raccoon family is that they have been approaching my dog when outside. My dog hasn't chased them or anything, just kind of lays their and watches them walk up to her. This morning they came a foot away from her before I yelled at them and then they scurried off. Is there a way to keep them away from my dog? Does light make them go away? I was thinking about getting my dog the collar type thing that has a red blinky light on it that will sit on the back of her neck. Do you think this would work? Thank you, Laura
Hi David, I have raccoons in my garage and attic areas of the house. This summer I have trapped two smaller ones in the garage but others have eluded me and there are more. The adjoined house has a vaulted ceiling and I hear one high between the rafters, short of taking the drywall off, you are not going to get there. Also I am hearing them in the chimney and they are all over the roof earlier in the morning. My concern is the same that you pointed out on your web site. I do not want to trap a mother and leave the young behind for many reasons. I am from Ohio, can you tell me what time of year the mother would have young which could not come and go on their own? Would it be safe to say that fall time would be good for me to step-up my trapping efforts. Thanks, Dennis
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