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Post  Blackrose on 7/13/2010, 8:49 am

It appears that we have a mommy raccoon and 5 babies living in our detached garage. I'm looking for ways to get them out of there. We've tried calling an animal removal company, but they want to charge upwards of $400. Animal Control in our area will only remove them if they're injured. We've thought about buying a trap from Home Depot. It's about $99, which is a heck of a lot cheaper than the $400 the animal removal company charges. I also noticed Critter Ridder on the Home Depot site. Has anyone ever used this stuff? Does it work?

Any ideas short of injuring or killing the raccoons would be greatly appreciated.

I know this isn't a gardening problem, but I'm sure a lot of you have had problems with critters and have some great ideas on how to send them on their way.


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Post  Retired Member 1 on 7/13/2010, 9:11 am

If you have a farm supply co. anywhere close you should be able to get a humane trap for around $50.00-60.00. Harbor Freight had a pack of two a couple of months ago for $49.00. The problem is you will not catch them all at one time. If the babies are still nursing, you might be able to catch them manually once momma is in the trap. If they are larger, you might have a hard time getting them all. You'll also catch just about every cat in the neighbourhood at least once, but they do learn fast.

Never heard of critter ridder, but mothballs work pretty good. If you know for sure where the nest is, sprinkle them liberally when the coons are out feeding. Once again, this will only work if the babies are running with momma.

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Post  Blackrose on 7/13/2010, 9:25 am

Thanks for the information belfrybat. I never even thought of a farm supply co. That makes perfect sense. I'll see if I can find one in my area.

I'm not sure if the babies are still nursing. I have read that if they are all released within 1 km of eachother, they will find eachother again. I'm not sure how old the babies would be, but I'm guessing no more than 3 months as raccoons usually have their babies in April or May.

The nest may be difficult to get to. It's inside the ceiling of a semi-permanent structure attached to the back of our garage.


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Post  Blackrose on 7/13/2010, 10:53 pm

Thank you belfrybat for your Farm Supply Co. suggestion! We were able to buy a trap for only $40! We're giving it a try tonight. I'm hoping we catch one. Fingers crossed!


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