Urban Raccoons are an everyday issue for many people. From getting into our garbage, bird feeders and even houses. Raccoons have adapted to living with us. I deal with them more than most people, but that’s part of being in the wildlife removal business. Raccoons have adapted to living in our houses. They are know to find ways into our attics, chimneys, and under decks and sheds. With the loss of natural habitats but the increase of food supplies has cause them to find these new areas to live. Raccoons will live in attics and chimneys during the winter and spring when pup rearing is going on. These are the new “normal” places for them. Removing them from can create unusual problems at times. If access is limited or even no access at all to where they pups are located caution needs to be taken. Pups down a chimney that is sealed at the bottom can create a problem on removing pups once the female is removed. Same thing goes for attics that have little to no room. One solution is to use a product or multiple products that will help make the female move the pups because she feels it is unsafe for them. This is not the silver bullet though. It is not 100% effective and should only be used when needed. Trapping and removal of the female, then removal of the pups by hand (if small enough), or smaller traps may be used for pups is one of the preferred methods of removing raccoons from a building.
I strongly recommend using a professional for this. Doing it wrong could have you face to face with an angry raccoon.