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Raccoon Removal from Los Angeles Ceiling

Posted by animalcontrol on December 19, 2008

“I live in a trailer and have raccoons in my ceiling. I thought they were mice and have put mouse poison in my ceiling. I’m not sure if I have both up there but something has eaten a hole through my ceiling and my son said he saw huge feet and the snout of a coon peering through the hole.”

Here's the snoopy little critter who poked her nose where it didn't belong.

Here's the snoopy little critter who poked her nose where it didn't belong.

Rex W. of Los Angeles, California, described his problem to me this way:




These critters got so cozy in Rex’s home, he and his son felt like they were camping in the woods!  Raccoon removal became an urgent priority after they saw the animals’ feet and snout.


When Lance, an animal control technician whom I referred to Rex, arrived he set up a trap and caught two large rodents in less than 12 hours.  He then discovered something Rex and his son did not know—one of their animals was an expectant mother.  Had Rex waited a few more days, the problem would have been much more complicated.


Lance explained to Rex and his son that these animals, like rats and squirrels, often choose human homes when looking for a place to den up.  Our homes are attractive because they are warm, dry, safe, and food is in close proximity. 


This professional wildlife removal operator was able to clean up the mess, deodorize, sanitize, and repair the holes in the ceiling.  He also located the animals’ access points and sealed them off securely to prevent future squatters.  Fortunately the wiring had not been chewed up yet, so it was a relatively quick job.


Now Rex and his son are happy and comfortable in their home, which they have all to themselves.


It is a good idea to remove raccoons before they have babies, chew through your ceiling, or worse—start a fire.  Call me at 1-888-488-1415 to discuss a solution to your animal control problem. 

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