Raccoon in Attic

Asked April 26, 2018, 4:18 PM EDT

I have a Raccoon in my attic and 2 weeks ago I heard pup sounds. I found the hole that the Raccoon made through old wood siding under the roof eve. What do you recommend I do now/ I can't close the hole since the Raccoon and pups, if inside, will be trapped. Thanks

Montgomery County Maryland wildlife raccoon raccoon in attic removing raccoon cubs

1 Response

Because of the possibility of rabies, you don't want to deal with these raccoons. You're right--the mother will not abandon her cubs. If you exclude her, she will probably rip her way back into the attic by another route.

Click here for information on raccoons: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/raccoons

You may need to hire a wildlife control service. Before you do, contact the Maryland wildlife hotline at: 877-463-6497 for help.

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