What the Humane Society has to say...
The humane society says:
"Leave the animals be, they will eventually leave..."
When an animal has established a den site it intends to keep it. The only
thing to invoke it to leave would be a larger predator in turn causing a
bigger problem, or the animals life span has run out. (due to old age,
encounters with other wildlife (fighting), injuries and or death, road kill).
The humane society says if the animal becomes that much of a nuisance, you can try a
loud radio, bright lights, mothballs, kayan peppers, or even ammonia soaked
rags. The latter is a no no in the eyes of the fire department. Ammonia is a
flammable liquid and by stuffing this in your attic, you can clearly see why
this would be a problem. If any of these so called solutions worked,
wildlife companies would not be in business. Yes you might have a friend or
relative which this worked for but I can assure you the above so called
solutions might bare a 5-10% chance, and even so its just temporary. The
entry point still has to be proffessionally sealed, or the next intruder
will take its place immediatly. Especially a female raccoon with a litter.
Any young female will usually return to its original den site. Let's not forget to mention
the health issues these animals can raise and the diseases and parrisites they carry.
Raccoon droppings in severe cases can cause serious health problems and in worst case scenarios death.
Humane society says: "It is illegal to trap."
It is not!! refer to the ministry rules and regulations.
Why would stores such as Home Depot, Home Hardware and Canadian Tire sell cages, if it were so?
Do you think they would risk their multi-million dollar franchises for one product?
Their solutions may not always be the best.
Contact an Anything Wild representative
for the best solution.