How to remove a raccoon from the inside wall
How to tell if there are raccoons inside wall
There are a few ways in which to determine whether raccoons have taken residence within the walls of your home or building. The first of which is the noises that they make. Scratching sounds are one indicator that an animal is living in the walls, but opossums, squirrels, or rats may also make scratching noises if they have infiltrated the building’s defenses. Raccoons, however, tend to make unique growling sounds that other mammals and rodents do not make.
If they have babies, you may also hear them crying if they are cold or hungry.
Raccoons are also nocturnal so the majority of their activity will be at night. Sightings of raccoons are also an indicator that they may be living in your building.
The dangers of raccoons in walls
Raccoons can cause significant damage to a building if they are able to find their way into its walls. They are quite large and curious creatures, as well as being surprisingly strong. They may take up residence around areas where there is electrical wiring, which increases the risks of electrical fires, not to mention damage to the electrical system. Furthermore, raccoons can carry diseases that may be passed onto humans, including rabies and roundworm, so the risk of transmission of these diseases also exists where a raccoon infestation is concerned.
How to remove raccoons from the walls
Once you know that you are dealing with a raccoon problem, there are a few different methods to remove them from the walls. It can be quite tricky to get them out from these situations, as their agility allows them to weave in and out of tight, hard to reach spaces that are much harder for people to access.
One way of removing them is with a snare pole. If you are able to see a raccoon within the wall, then a snare pole can be implemented to grab them and lift them out. This can usually be done using the attic as an access point. If there are baby raccoons, they could be used as live bait to lure the mother into an area where she could be captured.
If all else fails, a portion of the wall may need to be cut away so that the area that the raccoons are living in can be accessed. It is recommended, however, that for these methods, professional assistance is sought.