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Miami Florida Raccoon Control Situation: Hi David, Out of all the articles and wildlife specialists I have consulted, by far, your website is the most informative without a doubt, and thank you for sharing your experience with the public. I have a mild problem that I would like to get your advice on. We saw a raccoon enter our backyard last week at around 11:00 AM, and walk slowly toward our deck and go under our deck. It was raining and we had never seen the raccoon before. We have since learned from our neighbour that this female raccoon has been living in their attic since March and has babies in their attic. They called a wildlife specialist, who trapped the mother around the time we saw her in our backyard, and closed off the opening to their attic. Their wildlife specialist came back and re-opened the opening to their attic because the mother raccoon began attempts to enter their attic through vents, etc. on their roof to get her babies. Why would a seasoned wildlife tech remove the mom and leave babies in there in the first place? To summarize, I wanted to know if you think the female came into our backyard just to seek shelter from the rain while sitting vigil for her babies during the time the attic opening was closed off, and if I have to worry whether she will return at any time. I have two dogs, one large and one small, and I DO NOT let them outside in the backyard anymore. I am also taking them on Tuesday to get vaccinated for whatever deceases a raccoon can transmit to dogs, but wanted to know whether I should be spending money on raccoon-proofing my home. I would also like advice for my neighbour on the proper way to remove the mother and her babies safely into the wild? My neighbour indicated to me that their wildlife tech quoted her $600.00 to remove the feces in their attic. My neighbour opted to leave it stating the wildlife tech advised her it would just dry up anyway and not pose a problem. Living so close to my neighbour, can the spores from the feces travel to our home and should I be concerned about this, as I would never live in a house with raccoon feces in my attic and not get it professionally removed for decease transmission alone. When you have a chance, a reply would be greatly appreciated and valued and thank you in advance. Marla
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