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Eugene Oregon Raccoon Control Situation: Hi David, I've been looking over your website and wonder if you have any advice for humanely removing a mother raccoon and her litter (about 2 weeks old) from an upstairs bedroom (not an attic) of a house. The room isn't used anymore but is quite cluttered and we know how she got into it, but have left her path to outside clear so she can get food etc. I called one wildlife removal service and the guy didn't seem very confident about handling this. In fact he told me to call local animal control since the animal is actually in the house itself, but they won't even call me back. The Oregon fish & wildlife service thought only pros would handle it, not animal control. Do you think it's worth trying to toss some ammonia-soaked rags or anything like that into their environment to get them to leave on their own? (How would she carry all the babies, though? she gets out through a partly open window with an AC in it) We really don't want to upset the mom or babies and want to get them relocated if we can & then board up the window. Any advice at all or reputable companies you know of in Eugene Oregon would be so helpful. It seems from your site that you care about the welfare of these animals. Thanks in advance for any help! Sincerely, -Megan
We recently had a family of raccoons in our attic and, while trying to figure out how to handle the problem (which is how I found your informative site), we discovered that they left during the heat of the day. So, we went up during the day to replace the screen under the eaves and added a small-weave heavy duty plastic lattice over it and have had no further problem. The babies were quite large and mobile, which helped, I'm sure, in the mother being able to take them out. This might not be true everywhere, of course, but on the Eugene sidewalks, with temps in the mid to high 90's and an extremely relentless sun on the roof, it worked rather nicely. I guess even raccoons don't like it that hot.
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