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Albuquerque New Mexico Raccoon Control Situation: Hi David, I read your entire website and found it very thorough. I live in Albuquerque and have had raccoons in my attic or soffits for years. Recently I called D humane animal removal. They set a trap on my roof, baited and checked it a few times for 13 days, during which time they did NOT catch any animals. I paid $169 for them to tell me their job was completed. Is this usual? Am I wrong to feel ripped off? How long do animal control companies usually spend before "giving up"? I mentioned your idea of getting the babies out first and they said they never do that. I don't know where to go from here. Do you have any ideas for me (short of doing it myself)? Thanks for any suggestions. Frances
My response: What a bad company! It's VITAL to get the young first. Not very humane, as their name implies! You got cheated.
Hi David, I want to discourage you from telling people to trap and relocate raccoons. When they do this, my chicks get eaten, the raccoons wind up with bullets in them anyway and I've had to suffer the losses. The last batch of raccoons ate through 2 baby turkeys and 16 chicks that were only 2 weeks from laying. Do you know how much feed, not to mention the cost of the chicks themselves, that cost me? And for what? So someone can feel all warm and fuzzy about releasing these monsters into the country? Please stop your campaign to prevent people killing raccoons on their property. A pest for one is a butcher for another. Thanks for your attention. Christine - Owner of 16 raccoon-slaughtered chicks and 2 poults.
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