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The raccoon broke into this home by exposing a roof line gap and rotten plywood underneath the shingles. It doesn't take much for a raccoon to find areas that interest them and where they are able to expose a weakness in a structure.
I set-up a one-way device over the access point and temporarily sealed it off with hardware cloth. A one-way device allows the raccoon to safely exit the area but is designed to prevent them from getting back in.
I also set-up several baited devices along the raccoons path.
Once we safely retrieve the raccoon we'll disinfect the attic, seal the area with sturdy metal flashing, and relocate the raccoon to a new, humane environment.
Raccoons decided to exploit this moisture-damaged area on the roof and invade the attic of this home in Lakewood, NJ.