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Why do raccoons die inside houses or attics?

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Raccoons are quite large creatures, so one of the biggest reasons behind them dying inside a home or attic is because they have managed to get stuck somewhere. This could be in a tight squeeze spot under your home, or maybe even in one of the wall cavities, another prime spot for animal invaders.

Raccoons might also die in your home if you have sealed up recently. This is why you should always ensure that all animals have been properly evicted from your land before you seal up all the holes to make sure they can't come back. If you seal up too soon, you're just locking them in. If they're locked in, they can't get out. They probably won't be able to find food, or water, and they could starve to death, overheat (in the summer), or maybe even suffer with dehydration.

If you have found dead raccoon babies in your home, there is a good chance that you evicted the mother without her young and, unable to get back in, she was unable to move them, feed them, or care for them. Without the care and protection of their mother, these wild pest babies are basically useless. They are unable to feed or take care of themselves, so die in their nests.

In short, one of the biggest reasons behind raccoons dying inside houses or attics is human intervention — when we try something to get rid of them that goes horribly wrong. Poison is another way that can lead to this outcome, especially when talking about the raccoon. There isn't a registered poison for this animal, so made-up combinations of ingredients are often used, and this is a dangerous combination for the local wildlife and plants, alongside the original creature that was initially being targeted.

In order to make sure your home is wild animal-free, you must do things the right way. It's often the longest way, and the most time-consuming in many cases, but it doesn’t reduce the chances of you ending up with a bunch of dead animals on your hands.

For more information, you may want to click on one of these guides that I wrote:
How much does raccoon removal cost? - get the lowdown on prices.
How to get rid of raccoons - my main raccoon removal info guide.
Example raccoon trapping photographs - get do-it-yourself ideas.
Raccoon job blog - learn from great examples of raccoon jobs I've done.
Raccoons in the attic - what to do to solve the problem.

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