Raccoons can be aggressive, which poses another safety risk to homeowners. It is crucial to contact a professional who knows how to safely and legally provide raccoon removal services. When we arrived at the house, we located the raccoon and chased it behind the furnace into a tight area with no easy escape. We placed a forced capture cage with some bait inside to trap the raccoon in this area. A raccoon will typically be enticed by the food and crawl into the trap, and then we can transport it back into the wild.
This raccoon, however, was not interested in the bait, and it climbed over the top of the cage to escape. We followed it through a doorway into the attached garage and cornered it again. We grabbed the raccoon with a catch pole and pulled it safely into the cage, to transport it to a safe place for local wildlife. Luckily for the Loudonville homeowner, the chimney cap we installed to keep out potential squirrels will also keep out raccoons.