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Dayton Ohio Raccoon Control Situation: Hi there: Thank you for your very informative site, we have learned alot but unfortunately, we still have a raccoon in our attic and it looks like there aren't any qualified wildlife people in our area that can help us. The one guy we thought might be able to help us, has not had much raccoon experience and one of his first questions was, "Have you tried moth balls?" We are desperate. We are pretty sure (95%) that there are no babies yet and that she is alone. We think she is a young female that is preparing her nest. We have listened very carefully and cannot hear any young raccoons. We also have 2 cats and they are also listening and they do not seem to hear any sounds that might be quieter than what we can hear. We have tried all repellants and she would not give up. My husband, I and our two older sons chased her all night long a few nights ago. We must have had at least 10 encounters with her that night and twice we had her trapped(we thought) up on the roof and instead of turning and fighting, she jumped off the roof! Twice she did this and still came back. After that night, we set up a trap at her entry hole but she ripped a new hole and is we now have her trapped in the attic with her only exit point being a trap. Because we are so desperate to be rid of her and also the lack of expert help in our area, the trap we have set, is not humane and will probably kill her should she walk through it. She has gone about 36 hours without food now and should be getting desperate soon. We have a can of tuna sitting on the other side of the trap to hopefully entice her because we know she must be getting pretty hungry and thirsty by now. We tried a live trap last week to no avail and are now trying anything else we can think of. We have googled and research and cannot find anyone even close to our area that can offer us help. Just for the record, cayenne pepper, moth balls, tobasco sauce, ammonia and a stuff called Critter Ridder had no affect on her. We sprayed every climbing pole and other areas with the hottest concoction we could find and she still came back even though her hands and mouth must have been burning like crazy. Do you have any other suggestions that might help? We live in Dayton, OH. Thank you, Ross & Nedda
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