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Author:  Woodswalker [ 18 Jun 2009, 14:33 ]
Post subject:  Coons in attic.

OK here is my problem, I have some relatives in Colorado who have had a family of coons move into there attic. The fish and game and city wont do anything about it and they are inside of city limits so no shooting or trapping allowed. I don't think they want to kill them anyway. Here is the question how can they make them leave? And once they are gone what is the best way to keep them gone. We don't have many problems with raccoons in my part of Mt so I don't know how to deal with them.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
WoodsWalker

Author:  Nelson [ 18 Jun 2009, 15:40 ]
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Find out where they are getting in. Wait until they leave after dark. Fix the entrance so they cant get back in. This time of year there may be babies in there so be ready to do a close inspection so you can move them outside so that the mother can carry them off to a new home. You can contract rabies through the air so wear a dust mask as a minimum and be sure to use heavy duty welders gloves and long sleeves if you try to handle small ones. Oh, the babies can bite and scratch.

Or, hire an exterminator.

good luck

Author:  Critter Control [ 23 Jun 2009, 17:55 ]
Post subject:  Raccoon Removal

The only problem with excluding Mom and leaving the babies inside is that she will destroy your house to get to her babies. The best bet is to trap mom in a cage trap, move the babies outside, then release mom and the babies and exclude the house. You need to have the proper equipment and knowledge to deal with this. The babies are likely older now and can be viscious little cusses......If you get bit or scratched you get the pleasure of receiving rabies shots.

Respectfully,

Doug Humphrey

Author:  Woodswalker [ 24 Jun 2009, 23:45 ]
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I talked to them again the other day. The mother is bringing the kits out to play in a tree at about the same time every evening. So the next time she brings them out they are going run up and nail the facia back in place that the mother tore loose to get into the attic.
Thanks for the advice.
WW

Author:  Nelson [ 25 Jun 2009, 05:26 ]
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Good going. Nice observation. A lot about dealing with animal human conflicts is getting to know thier habbits. She'll find a new place for the family in no time.

Author:  theygot2go [ 25 Jun 2009, 18:36 ]
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Put a cup of ammonia or washcloth soaked in it, up there after the mom and kids are out. She will not try and rip the fascia back off with it smelling like that and move on.

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