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Raccoons are one of the most destructive nuisance wildlife animals and should be dealt with immediately to prevent costly repairs. Call in Raccoon Removal Service Texas professional as soon as you spot signs like paw prints or tracks on your property.

These animals carry dangerous diseases, including rabies, and cause major damage to homes. They also cause severe attic insulation damage.

Humane Eviction

Raccoons are like noisy, smelly roommates that refuse to pay rent. Their scavenging habits will leave behind a trail of destruction that includes ripped-open trash can lids, scratched-up wood surfaces, and feces. The scuffling sound of their feet will also be heard as they travel throughout your home looking for a new den site.

To encourage a raccoon to leave, it is important to start the humane eviction process between March and May. This is when a female raccoon is particularly protective of her young and will be more likely to relocate her kits (babies) in response to perceived threats. To encourage a raccoon to move, light and loud music is often recommended. The noise can be made by a radio or speaker placed inside the attic space and is best started around dusk. In addition, a bowl of apple cider vinegar or ammonia-soaked rags can be left out to make the area smell unpleasant.

Before attempting any eviction methods, it is recommended that all available entry points be inspected and closed to prevent future raccoon activity. This inspection should include the attic, walls, crawl spaces, chimneys, eaves, soffits, vents, and roof shingles. Also, a thorough search should be completed for evidence of the raccoons, including paw prints in mud or mulch and a latrine area.

The goal of the eviction process is to remove any easy access points for the raccoons to enter and exit your property without disrupting their natural habitat. Removing the availability of food sources, closing access to crawl spaces and decks, and putting up fencing can all be effective ways to deter raccoons from a property.

Before beginning the eviction process, it is essential to ensure that no babies or nursing mothers are present in the attic or other locations where the raccoons are located. Breaking up family units puts the babies, known as kits, in a very vulnerable position and can increase the likelihood that they will not be able to find another suitable den site on their own. Taking the time to check for young before proceeding can help to save you both time and money.


Raccoons can be very determined and once they discover a location that provides food or shelter, they will return regularly. This dogged determination can lead to property damage and costly repairs if raccoons are not stopped before they cause significant harm. Trapping is one of the most effective methods of removing unwanted raccoons and in many cases, can be done by homeowners themselves using DIY techniques.

The best way to discourage raccoons from returning to a particular area is to make it uncomfortable for them to stay there. Removing easy sources of food like pet food left out overnight and securing unsecured trash cans is a good start. Closing access to crawl spaces, decks, and sheds can help as well. Putting out a bowl of cider vinegar or ammonia-soaked rags to make their den smell unpleasant can also deter them from returning.

If these strategies are not successful, a professional can trap and relocate the raccoon. Relocating raccoons is a time-consuming process that requires special permits in some states. It is also a very challenging task that may be dangerous for inexperienced home and property owners to attempt on their own.

Getting rid of raccoons under porches, sheds, and other structures can be difficult because they live in small, dark spots that are hard to see from the ground. The best way to get rid of them is to place a strong steel mesh exclusion barrier under the structure. Bolt the barrier into the foundation and bury it at least 8″ underground with the bottom of the mesh sloping outward. This will prevent raccoons, skunks, and other wildlife from making their homes under the house.

If you have raccoons in your chimney, the best way to remove them is to use a chimney cap. This will keep them out and also prevent a chimney fire that could easily destroy the entire family of raccoons. Similarly, if they’re in your attic, you can try to coax them out by shining bright light into their nest, playing loud music, or shaking a pan with ammonia-soaked rags.


Raccoons are a very smart, ingenious species that can cause a lot of destruction if they invade your property. They can leave you with sleepless nights and expensive repair bills. If you suspect a raccoon infestation, contact a nuisance wildlife control company. They have the tools and experience necessary to humanely evict these animals.

The first step in raccoon removal is to assess the damage and the extent of the problem. A raccoon exclusion specialist can then seal any holes that the critters used to get into your property. They can also recommend fixes for your yard and home that will keep raccoons out indefinitely.

A raccoon invasion is often the result of a female raccoon looking for a den site to give birth to her babies. She may find a warm, dry attic or chimney to use as her natal den. In these cases, the raccoons will rip shingles from your roof, remove faulty chimney screens and caps, and destroy whatever else they need to gain access. They also gnaw at wood and plastic, causing extensive structural damage.

Other signs of a raccoon infestation include finding droppings, hearing scratching and rustling noises at night, or noticing that your garbage cans have been knocked over. You may also notice that your shrubbery is being chewed by raccoons and that there are piles of discarded raccoon feces.

Trying to solve a raccoon infestation with DIY methods like setting out scare devices or using eviction fluids can make the problem worse. This is because a raccoon that feels cornered or threatened by an outside threat will become more aggressive in its attempts to protect itself and its young. This can lead to dangerous situations for you, your family, your pets, and other raccoons.

The best way to stop a raccoon problem is with an exclusion solution that stops them from entering in the first place. We offer three unique systems that work together as a wildlife barrier from below ground level to the roof’s peak for full home protection. These systems are effective, easy to install, and affordable for homeowners and businesses alike.

One-Way Door

A one-way door is a great alternative to trapping when it comes to raccoon exclusion. It allows the raccoon to leave on its terms and prevents it from returning, while also preventing other raccoons from entering as well.

The idea is to mount the one-way door on the hole that the raccoon uses to get in and out of your attic, crawl space, or basement. It is important to make sure that this is the only entry point into your home; if you can’t find an exit point, then you have other vulnerabilities that should be sealed up.

To determine where the one-way doors should be mounted, we first inspect your property to see how the raccoons are getting in and out of the building. This can usually be done by viewing your house from the outside and seeing where raccoons have made their dens, or by looking at the edges of the attic, and noting places where wood meets metal or other building materials.

Once the raccoons are evicted, we can then block off their entrance points with metal flashing or galvanized steel mesh that they cannot chew through. This will keep them out for good, and prevent new raccoons from attempting to enter your attic or crawl space, as well as the ones that were already evicted from leaving again.

One-way doors are a great option when it comes to humane raccoon exclusion, but they can be a little tricky to install correctly. It is best to have a professional do the job as they will be familiar with finding and sealing these entry points, and can more easily spot any areas that are not being covered by the one-way doors.

One-way doors can also be used in conjunction with trapping if you think the mother raccoon may return with her babies once they are old enough to leave on their own. Just be aware that if you use this method with a mother, she will try to move her babies to a safe place and will not go back through the one-way door again. This could result in her getting separated from her babies, which is not ideal for the health and safety of both her and the babies.