Serving Mercer, Ocean, Monmouth, Somerset, & Middlesex County
Yup, that is certainly a raccoon!
We installed a Comstock device in front of the main access point, enclosed the area off temporarily with hardware cloth, and set up several baited devices nearby.
A Comstock device is a heavy-duty, two-gaited device with a wire trigger made out of galvanized wire mesh.
Once we safely remove the raccoon, we will relocate it to a new, humane location, disinfect the attic area, and seal up the access point with sturdy metal flashing.
Yup, this homeowner has a raccoon in his attic!