Overnight, raccoons attempt to get back into the attic. They tear off siding, insulation, and an outdoor electrical outlet. The white metal siding was new from the roofing repairs in 2014. Could they be attracted to the odor of the previous infestation?
I repair the damaged electrical outlet and metal siding near the previous attic entrance. I also purchase a pair of raccoon body traps and the proper related safety tools ($38.92). After attaching them to the roof in the the two most-vulnerable locations, I set the traps using marshmallows for bait.
Every time we do yard cleanup, we discover dozens more roofing shingles buried in the lawn, thanks to the flipper’s roofing project that was done without a permit. Rather than dispose of the old shingles properly, the flipper just tossed them in the back yard, threw some yard waste and compost on top, and let weeds overtake them. We’ll probably be finding them for years to come.