Raccoon or coons have been found in Atlanta, Georgia since the city was founded. These masked bandits have been causing trouble and nuisance since the beginning. Raccoon removal and raccoon trapping has been traditionally exercised by raccoon trappers and animal trappers. Though in recent years the wildlife removal companies have grabbed roots in this animal control and wild removal experience. Thus Wildlife Removal and Wildlife Control Companies have formed and have become our leading resource to raccoon removal and raccoon trapping in the metro Atlanta, Georgia suburbs.
The thought of a raccoon living in my attic and having baby raccoons up there and I none the ware is a daunting thought. If a raccoon family finds its way into my attic they will destroy the insulation that is needed to keep my house cool in the summer and warm in the winter months, not to mention the ring worm that is associated with these animals.
A raccoon in the woods can be a great thing! they perform great services to our ecosystem. But what happens when a raccoon gets in to your attic? or in in your chimney?
In my experience raccoon or coons have caused destruction on roof and chimney areas. Just one raccoon can tear shingles from roofs and tear into the attic space and do all of this with out the home owner even knowing about it until it becomes a serious issue.
One call I had the customer or home owner were enjoying a late evening watching TV and all of a sudden baby raccoons fell through the ceiling. The feces and urine had effectively worked through the ceiling drywall and the drywall gave way and the baby raccoons fell into the living room area and behind the couch while they were setting there watching TV. Understandably they were very upset and scared.
When we arrived the small raccoon babies were still huddled behind the couch in the living room. We caught them and removed them humanely. but the female mother raccoon was still in the attic. so with catch stick in hand( a catch stick is a stick with a cable that is fast retracted in order to catch animals) I ventured into the attic to attempt a capture of the mother raccoon.
The attic was a small area. Three foot high at the middle. there were no boards to navigate. so I had the step or crawl on the rafters (2 x 4 boards) trying not to fall through the insulated areas which would allow me to fall through the ceiling into the living areas as the baby raccoons did.
I navigated the rafters with flash light and catch stick in hand and at the very end of the attic near the opening in front of me was a very upset and agitated mom raccoon and she didn’t want any part of me. She was just there and she was standing her ground.
I honestly felt bad for her. she had just lost her family and she was confused as to why. I was careful and gentle and took my time. She deserved that. She was a trooper as far as raccoon removal is concerned. She was caught and placed in a trap with her baby raccoons and she seemed happy at that point.
After removal of the raccoons in the attic in the Atlanta, GA home we were able to inspect the property to ascertain as to how the raccoon family was able to enter the attic space, we were able to find a gaping hole in the roof. The raccoon tore through the roofing and the roof decking tearing a huge hole into the attic beside the chimney ares.
We were able to fix the roofing issues and replaced all of the insulation and the attic restoration was a complete success.
I still smile when I think of this job! It was interesting and amazing at the same time! These are the jobs I do that make me so happy to do what I do.
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