A family in Lamesa noticed strange noises coming from their attic so they gave me a call.
Raccoon Litter in the Attic
This spring a raccoon had found her way into their attic. Because she already had her babies, I tried raccoon eviction fluid. Eviction fluid only works if a female raccoon has a den with young. It is made with predatory animal glands and the female raccoon thinks her young are threatened.
Raccoon Trapping and Removal
In this situation, the mama was not responding to the eviction fluid. I set a trap for the adult. I used a thermal camera to look for a hotspot to find the four babies. Once she was caught, I had to cut a whole in the ceiling and pull the babies out one by one.
Raccoons in Lubbock
The baby raccoons need to be fed every two hours. I’m taking care of them at home while I look for a local wildlife rehabilitator that can take them. Last year, I cared for two baby raccoons until they were old enough to survive on their own.