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Bellingham Washington Raccoon Control Situation: Hi David. Thank you for writing a very informative article about removing raccoons. I thought I'd get your advise on our particular situation, if you have a minute. I am waiting for a return call from a pest removal service, but wondered if this is something my husband and I can handle ourselves. We normally leave our garage door open for our dogs in which they can sniff around (Jack Russells need jobs). Last week, one of them was very insistent about something up in the 2nd floor loft area of our garage. Turns out a raccoon has found it's way up there.....we left the garage open the next night with the dogs inside, and it went on it's merry way. Since then we close the garage door at night. Last night, however, I forgot to close it, and once again, we've confirmed there is a raccoon up top (my husband says with no tail). I doubt it had a litter last night, and hasn't had a lot of time to build a nest if it's planning on giving birth (don't know if it's even a pregnant female). As we are leaving for a vacation tomorrow, I have to get the raccoon out TODAY. I'm sure this sounds ridiculous to someone who has dealt with raccoons as often as you, but do you think with well protected clothing and supplies, one of us could corral it out of the top of our garage?
Raccoons between solar panels and roof - We have put solar panels on our roof that faces south. The racoons came last year to nest between the panel and roof. My husband sprayed them with water for a couple of days and they left. They are now back as it is early spring here (in Bellinghan). It is illegal here to trap them plus there is no room on the roof for a trap. Any ideas? Thanks for any advice you can give us.
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