“Excuse me, some of us are trying to sleep in here!
This raccoon had entered the attic by pulling down a piece of the soffit above the downspout, making for an easy transition inside. While I was inspecting the entry hole, I heard some noise coming from further down in the soffit. When I looked inside, this raccoon was staring right back at me. She stayed in the soffit the entire time while I installed our one-way-door on the entry hole.
Upon my return a few days later, the homeowner reported seeing two raccoons exit the one-way-door and go on their way to an alternate den site. This pair was potentially a mother and her baby.
By Brad Gates, B.Sc.
Brad Gates is the owner and president of AAA Gates Wildlife Control. He has over 35 years experience in the humane wildlife removal and prevention industry.