Welcome to Animals in the Attic of Richmond! We are a professional wildlife removal company servicing Richmond Virginia. We specialize in the removal of critters from the attic of homes and businesses, and are respected
in Richmond as the best wildlife specialists for this unique work. Whether you have a family of squirrels, an infestation of rats or mice, a destructive raccoon with babies, or even a colony of bats or birds, we take
great care to remove the wildlife from your home safely and effectively, and we solve the problem permanently, with guarantee! We provide all the services needed - from complete 30-point home and attic inspection,
to the trapping or exclusion of all the animals, including any nests of babies, to complete animal-proofing and repairs, we do it all. We also provide attic cleanup services, if needed.
We are fully Virginia licensed and insured. We operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Call us any time, and we will be happy to discuss your critter problem, and provide a price estimate for the work needed, and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Call us any time at 804-621-7450. We look forward to hearing from you.
What is the best bait to trap a raccoon? If you have a problem with raccoons, know that you are not alone. These creatures seem to be everywhere and get into everything. That is part of the problem. They get into everything. Raccoons are constantly scouring for food and so anything that might stand in their way they will break, crush, tear or mutilate to get to. This means they can make a mess of your home and property.
Many choose the option of capturing these beasts in a trap, which is a humane thing to do. It would be very easy to poison or kill them in some other way, but opting to trap and take them somewhere else to live is a kind-hearted thing for sure. If trapping that pesky raccoon is what you want to do, here are some best bait options you can use to make sure that attracting the raccoon into your trap will be a success.
First of all understand that raccoons are true omnivores. Much like a goat, they will eat virtually anything. It is just their way. This can work to your advantage, but you still have to be smart about it. Raccoons may eat just about anything, but they will not eat anything that is rotting and decaying.
To start with you want to ensure that the bait you are using has a strong scent. Raccoons have a good nose for sources of food, but your goal is to get it to choose the bait in your trap over that of some other option, like a garbage can. If you know anything about garbage cans then you know that they give off a very strong smell. Your food needs to be close to that smell in strength if you are going to have success.
You also want to ensure that the smell is something pleasant. That hunk of cheese may smell good now, but three hours outside and it may smell moldy and disgusting, even to a raccoon. Meats can be the same way. A piece of steak is going to attract flies and maggots and soon that wonderful aroma is a heap of rotting junk.
Sweet things are often the best. Fruits and even pastries can be a welcome surprise to a raccoon. Like humans, raccoons have a sweet tooth as well, so employing something sweet can really do the trick. Beef jerky can be a good option, especially the kind that has a sweet flavor. Look for things like this and you are bound to succeed.
If you have animals in your house, it's important that you hire a company that will do the job correctly. We do a complete job from start to finish, for a permanent solution to your Richmond pest control wildlife problem. We inspect the house, remove all of the animals humanely, repair the damage, and seal the entry holes with guarantee, so that you never have crittes in your attic again. Call us any time at 804-621-7450 for complete wildlife removal in Richmond. We look forward to hearing from you!