A. Repellent, either home made or commercial are seldom effective for any length of time. Trapping and relocation may be your best option.
A. It is not legal to poison raccoons or use rodent poison in such a way that it is harmful to other wildlife. Trapping and relocation is usually the best control method but check the provincial wildlife laws. You may need a permit to relocate them. Make sure you are not attracting raccoons with bird feeders, livestock feed or pet food.
A. It’s time to call a wildlife trapping specialist. Besides the damage they can cause, raccoons can be a serious health hazard.
A. Sometimes dead rodents can be worse than live ones. If you can’t find the entry points consider hiring a professional that has experience dealing with rodents. Trapping is usually the best solution but traps must be maintained at least once every week. Of course you have to use caution where you place them to avoid injuring or killing other animals. Once again, a professional cleaning service and a professional exterminator may be your best choice.
A. It is illegal to poison wildlife. If you can not block them off with screening, the best solution is trapping. You would then have to deal with the trapped animals and in some areas it is illegal to transport wildlife without a permit. Ask a wildlife control professional for advice and a quote to solve the problem.