Raccoons In Attics & Ceilings

Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC.

A full-service animal wildlife trapping, removal and pest control company – Licensed and Insured!

Raccoons In Attics & Ceilings

Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC.

A full-service animal wildlife trapping, removal and pest control company – Licensed and Insured!

Raccoons In Attics & Ceilings – How To Get Rid Of Them Safely

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Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC., is Licensed and Insured, and Provides Both Residential and Commercial Raccoon Removal In Attics Services.

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Welcome to our guide on raccoons in attics and ceilings. If you suspect you have raccoons living in your Henrico, Glen Allen, Richmond, Midlothian, Hanover, Ashland, Mechanicsville, Powhatan, Amelia, Goochland, Louisa, Chesterfield, Fluvanna, Albemarle, or Charlottesville Virginia home, you’re not alone. Raccoons are notorious for finding their way into homes and making themselves comfortable. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about raccoons in attics and ceilings, from identifying the signs to removing them safely and humanely.



Identifying Raccoons in Attics and Ceilings

The first step in dealing with raccoons in your home is identifying the problem. Here are some signs that raccoons may be living in your attic or ceiling:

  1. Strange noises: If you hear scratching, thumping, or other strange noises coming from your attic or ceiling, it could be a sign that raccoons are living there.
  2. Damage to your home: Raccoons are known for causing damage to homes as they make their way inside. Look for signs of damage around your roofline, such as ripped shingles or bent gutters.
  3. Droppings: Raccoon droppings can be a sign of their presence. Look for small, dark droppings around your attic or ceiling.
  4. Tracks: If you notice footprints or tracks around your attic or ceiling, it could be a sign that raccoons are coming and going.

Removing Raccoons Safely and Humanely

Once you’ve identified the problem, it’s important to remove raccoons safely and humanely. Here are some tips for doing so:

  1. Don’t use poison: Poison is not only cruel, but it can also be dangerous to other animals and even humans. Never use poison to get rid of raccoons. It is illegal in Virginia!
  2. Seal off entry points: Raccoons can enter your home through small openings, so it’s important to seal off any entry points (better make sure the raccoons are removed first). This will prevent them from coming back.
  3. Use humane traps: Humane traps can be used to capture raccoons and relocate them to a safe location (wildlife in Virginia cannot be relocated – it’s illegal). Be sure to release them at least 10 miles away from your home.
  4. Hire a professional: If you’re not comfortable dealing with raccoons on your own, it’s best to hire a professional. We have the experience and equipment necessary to remove raccoons safely and effectively.

Preventing Raccoons from Returning

Once you’ve removed raccoons from your home, it’s important to take steps to prevent them from returning. Here are some tips for keeping raccoons away:

  1. Keep your home clean: Raccoons are attracted to food and garbage, so keeping your home clean can help prevent them from returning.
  2. Secure your trash: Make sure your trash cans have tight-fitting lids and are secured to prevent raccoons from getting inside.
  3. Trim trees: Raccoons can climb trees to access your roof, so it’s important to trim trees near your home.
  4. Use deterrents: Some people feel that there are several natural deterrents that can be used to keep raccoons away, such as ammonia, pepper spray, and predator urine. We have found that no repellents are effective in deterring raccoons.


Dealing with raccoons in your attic or ceiling can be a frustrating experience, but it’s important to handle it safely and humanely. By identifying the signs, removing raccoons safely, and taking steps to prevent them from returning, you can keep your home raccoon-free. If you need help dealing with raccoons in your home, don’t hesitate to contact a professional animal removal company like us.


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  11. Animals Damaging Your Wiring, Insulation, Fascia, Soffits, And The Wood In Your Home?
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