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Lansing Michigan Raccoon Control Situation: Hello David, I have read almost all of your informative website. Great job indeed. I have a question. We had a mother raccoon that tore one of the rubber flashings on the roof vent stack (making a big hole) and then proceeded to deliver 6 babies in our attic. As soon as I heard the noise the first time, I called a licensed company who laid a couple of traps in the attic, which didn't work. On the 18th day, the guy came and asked me to bang the upper floor ceiling with a broom and it caused the mother raccoon to get out of the attic and disappear in the backyard. The trap guy then opened a soffit and physically removed 6 babies. He checked to make sure there were not any more left there. He laid fresh bait and traps for the mother on her exit path and told us that once she would find that her babies are gone there would be no reason for her to come back and that she would leave on her own OR get trapped. Based on this info, I put a rubber flashing on the vent stack to prevent rain from coming in to the attic, but did not nail it. The following night there was a lot of noise and next day I saw that the flashing was pushed up on the stack. It has been 3 days and we still hear the raccoon leave at night and return before dawn. Should we close all access to the attic permanently now that the babies are not there OR will that cause her to make further damage to our roof or soffits? I was thinking of getting a repair guy who specializes in animal proofing the home and getting him to drive the raccoon away first and then close off all access. Is that a good idea or should I just wait it out until the raccoon loses interest in our attic? You advice would be deeply appreciated. Kind Regards Vikas
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