Top 5 Reasons to try and get rid of your own raccoon problem.
You like doing things yourself.
You don’t like getting ripped off and someone quoted you a ridiculous price.
Your wife told you to.
You like to hunt, your not afraid of anything - how hard can it be?
You already have a trap and your friends at work told you it was easy to do - plus you read about it online and all you need is a couple of marsh mellows.
Top 10 Million Reasons Not to try and get rid of your raccoon problem on your own.
What will you do with it, IF you catch one? Chances are your going to put it in your car and move it to “somewhere else”
Ok, hope he doesn’t go to the bathroom in your vehicle - raccoon roundworms are microscopic and shed by the millions in most of their poop. Scare yourself today with a google search about raccoon roundworm eggs that can stay viable for up to 20 years!
What if he scratches or bits you, or worse gets out of the cage while in transport through the house, or in your vehicle? Again, scare yourself today with a search regarding zoonotic diseases and raccoons.
I only wrote 2 reasons because that’s enough to get the point across - you must understand that there are dangers in about any field, wildlife control is no different.
Alright, let’s get started! Trapping is pretty straight forward. Get a strong trap - if it costs less than 50 bucks it probably isn’t strong enough! The home depot havahart traps will work, but many times you will get a large raccoon that has no problem ripping the whole thing to pieces and escaping! Place the trap nearby and bait it with marsh mellows but don’t expect to drop off the midnight bandit just anywhere. It is illegal to possess (much less transport) wildlife in the first place without a license so you’ll be in violation of the law, then even with a valid license you cannot release animals anywhere that is within 10 miles of ANY city limit! I’m sorry I just cannot tell you how to get rid of a raccoon by trapping it, other than to say - Hire a licensed PRO!