One of my neighbors mentioned to me about 6 months ago that one of our tree's outside seem to house a couple of adult raccoons. I did not believe it until about a couple of weeks ago when I noticed one of them going into the tree. For the past two days now, I've heard of what I'm expecting to be a racoon bitting down on the wood on the chimeny and I'm not concerned that this is going to far. I attempted to catch them about a month ago by placing tuna fish on a trap, but it did not work. Does anyone have any ideas on how to catch these jerks and also what to do with the issue of them bitting the wood on the chimeny?
I thought about turning on the chimeny, but someone mentioned to me that if an animal dies underneath the house or anywhere near it, I would greatly regret not catching it or preventing it from coming into the house. By the way, I have another issue with a local cat which keeps on going underneath the house...that's another story.