How do you trap a raccoon? Where can you take it? How do you protect yourself while transporting a raccoon? All of these are sound questions when you are attempting to trap a raccoon. For whatever reason a raccoon has entered into your life and has started to either damage your lawn or made itself a home inside your attic or elsewhere. There are situations where using live traps are good and other situations where they’re totally not worth it.
When you should trap a raccoon:
- It is not baby season (March-July)
- There is no other option
- A raccoon is on your balcony regularly
- A raccoon is tearing up your sod regularly
- You have 1 raccoon inside your attic, shed, deck
When you shouldn’t trap a raccoon:
- There are babies
- There are better humane options available (One-way door removal)
- If there are multiple raccoons in your attic
Keep in mind, raccoons are very smart. If you catch a raccoon once, you may not be able to catch it again. This is also true if a raccoon sees another trapped, it may learn to avoid it. Learn which method suits your needs by checking our raccoon removal page.