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Raccoon Control in Salt Lake City, Utah

Posted by animalcontrol on December 19, 2008

e-mail-picture4-paws-claws-hisses-and-hoovesLinda R. of Salt Lake City, Utah, called us with this raccoon control problem:

“I have five raccoons that have returned and are, once again, residing in my attic. This is the third year that these things have come back. I think these five may be the offspring from last year. They rip off the soffit to gain access to the attic. Just repairing it was not enough; we had to reinforce it with wood to keep them out. This year they went to the other side of the house and ripped another section of the soffit. They just keep coming back, it’s very frustrating.”


It is frustrating to have a problem recur over and over, when you work so hard to take care of it.  Linda needed raccoon control, a system that would thwart their simple instincts and biology.  


We explained to Linda that these animals will come back year after year to the place they themselves were born and raised, and raise their own young there.  They know that location is a safe one because they themselves grew up there.  So if getting back to that place is at all feasible, they will do it.  That instinct of re-denning is why it is so important to get them out and keep them out!


Consider one step further.  Say an animal has 3 babies in your attic, for a total of four.  Next year, all 3 grown-up babies and the mother return and each of them has three babies, for a total of fifteen.  Can you figure out what happens the year after that?  I have done raccoon control and seen 30 in one attic, and this is why.


Fortunately for Linda, my technicians and I arrived the next day and within 2 days had all 5 critters trapped.  We removed them from the premises, cleaned up all the mess (they make a ton of crap!) and urine, deodorized, sanitized, and expertly modified the entrance points so the raccoons will never, ever be able to get back in.  We always provide total animal control; that is our commitment to quality service.   

For more information and help with raccoons, visit http://unitedwildlife.com/AnimalsRaccoon.html


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