Raccoons living in your house? Call Critter Getter

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty CalBRE #01248430

I am currently in escrow with out-of-state Buyers. The property that they are purchasing is located in a newer, established neighborhood. The house is vacant but, has only been vacant a short while and if you visited this home you wouldn't suspect a thing. I have been to the house at least 4 or 5 times!

Evidently, a mama racoon also decided that this was a good home for her to raise her 4 new babies! So, she moved on in!

Aren't they sweet?


I have always known that there are lots of racoons in the area but, this is my first experience since I have been in business.  Glad that Critter Getter saved the day. See note from his log: 


Per Critter Getter, as of Sunday 3:28pm:  “I'll be out at the property tonight (Sunday 5 June) to do a manual "lockout" between approx. 9:00-11:00pm.  At that time I will enter the residence, cut an access into the ceiling, retrieve the kits and present them to the adult raccoon outside of the structure. I'll return tomorrow morning (Monday 6 June) to be sure all kits have been taken.  Any remaining kits will be surrendered to the Wildlife Center at SPCA.” 






Comments (7)

Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

They are certainly cute in some tree or wherever racoons generally live but not in a vacant house- cute photo though! 

Jun 07, 2016 08:19 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good story to share and good information for area residents.

Jun 10, 2016 11:07 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning. I have been using the same company for many years, as I run into critters all the time when we purchase properties to flip.

Jun 11, 2016 01:04 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Blatt + Cutino ,  Great localism blog for "Critter Getter",  Thanks for commenting on my blog.  Have a great week.

Jun 29, 2016 11:26 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I have ot heard of this company.  But if you use them and Joe uses them, they must be a national franchise, I will check them out.

Jul 03, 2016 09:13 AM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


I have had raccoons tear up my lawn and they are huge pests once they establish a territory. They keep coming back to the same lawns.

Not certain which of you is coming this way but if you need any info, call me. cheers cvc

Jul 25, 2016 03:25 AM
Cristal Clark, E-Networking Specialist
Social Animal Studios - Carmel, CA
Digital Marketing Professional

That's a box of cute right there!! Thanks for the referral, I'll keep them in mind!

Jul 31, 2016 11:07 AM