How do I move the raccoon living under my house?

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I would let him stay but can't get a plumber to fix a pipe in crawlspace with the Racoon there.

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  • Mary Mary on Dec 20, 2017
    Call animal control and they will set up trap.

  • Rembatb Rembatb on Dec 20, 2017
    You can hire an exterminator to come and they won't kill the raccoon but take it and release it elsewhere or you can use a raccoon bait and trap situation. You can buy the bait and then you can make a trail that leads into a cage and the cage will shut down in the front then you can take the raccoon yourself and release it in the woods.

  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 20, 2017
    some areas make you get a trappers permit, when you are loaned trap.
    take the trapped animal across a river to release it. coons will fish the river., but wont swim across it.

    • Limbo Forest Limbo Forest on Dec 20, 2017
      We have a river between us and the next town, If we ever catch it. So far the trap hasn't worked. Thanks

  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 20, 2017
    p.s. if its trapping season for coon, they do make good eating.

  • Good luck ♥ We've had raccoon visitors during the night in my back yard several times over the years. They would catch the koi in my pond. Now it would be different if they would eat them, but they would just play with them and leave them all over the yard. I've tried animal control in our area, they said they couldn't help us, but to get a havahart trap, then release them at least 100 miles away because they travel that and more. An exterminator was way too expensive. Had a trap, tried, could never catch them...tried sardines, marshmallows, canned cat food and more. I devoured the web for info on how to get them to go. Tried criss crossing fishing line throughout the back yard, raccoons didn't mind it, the dogs hated it. Tried "The Scarecrow" motion detector that hooks to the hose and sprays when it senses motion. Raccoons loved it, Dogs were scared of it and refused to go out during the day when it was off. Tried coyote urine, didn't phase the coons one bit. Tried little red flashing lights around the perimeter of the yard, raccoons didn't notice them. Summer came and they stopped coming. We had no birdseed out for the wild birds, no dog food out, nothing. They came back the following winter and brought friends. Tried everything again to no avail. Got up one morning and they were still here! They were usually gone by then. One of my dogs slipped..pushed by me as I was trying to shoo them away. She was a Great Dane....they took her down. Now I love all animals, but don't come to my place and mess with mine. My sons stayed up the following night, shot 2 of them. They haven't been back since. It was horrid, the screams my dog let out as they were biting her. Please be careful. I wouldn't attempt to even catch it, You have to pick up that wire cage. They are fierce and will bite. Be careful please.

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    • You're most welcome. We had the Great Dane and still have our corgi mix and chuahua. Same As you 💜 If one of the smaller ones would have gotten past me they would have definitely killed them Too. I definitely would let your son shoot him. Ihate saying this but, the only good raccoon is a dead raccon. Have your son be safe too, they are brave and will attack. My sons only opened the sliding glass door enough to get their rifles through to shoot them. They could close the door quick if need be. I just don't want you, your son, or dogs to get hurt. Be safe.

  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 20, 2017
    try a different bait... wear clean gloves when handling the trap.

  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 21, 2017
    wash the trap and handle it with gloves the human scent on it might scare him off.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Dec 21, 2017
    Get a Hav-a-Hart raccoon cage and capture it. Rehome it far away.

  • Call an exterminator and please do not kill it. My areas has more raccoons (among other things) especially now after all the fires. Yes they can be destructive, but deserve to live along with every other creature. Call your local Fire Department, they might be able to help you. I have a lot of pets and know ow watchful one must be.

  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 22, 2017
    has the trap been cleaned? If another animal has marked it the coon won’t go in. That includes you wearing gloves when handling the trap...

  • Inetia Inetia on Dec 23, 2017
    You didn't say if you live in the city or the in the country. I used to be an animal control officer and while we didn't trap wildlife, we would lend traps for the home owner and they coud bring the trap to the shelter; or we would pick it up. When raccoons move into the city and start living off catfood and raiding garbage cans they get lazy and won't stay where you relocate them. Like people, they choose the easy way and become a problem. Relocation is not always the best option. Call your animal control agency, find out if they will rent you a trap and if they will pick it up once the animal is trapped. You could also try dumping a couple of bags of moth balls in the crawl space to see it that will drive him out.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Dec 23, 2017
    I would call an exterminator. A raccoon is dangerous.