I have breaking news. You see, if you’ve been to my apartment, you know that my building is pretty old. It was a post-quake restored town home built in 1910. I consider it half-nice. There are some amazing things that you notice at first glance. It’s in a great neighborhood, on a HUGE hill.
I have some great neighbors, even though some of them have some odd trinkets. We live in a place that is very much like Tales in the City.
Well, we’ve been infested!!!!!
Not only did my neighbors below have a problem with them always being in the pseudo backyard, but now (ewww *dramatic pause*) they are LIVING in the ceiling. The ceiling of the building next door is right in line with some sort of opening between my ceiling and floor of the units above me. These raccoons are making SO much noise and it CREEPS me out.
We have some guy coming tomorrow to flush out this wildlife situation that we’re currently involved with.
Here are some things I’m worrying about:
- Are they procreating in the walls and giving birth to more raccoon BBs?
- Can they get through the walls?
- If they can get through the walls, how quickly/badly will they hurt me?
- Why are they scurrying around so much in there and making tons of noise?
- PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don’t come through the walls!
Does anyone have any advice for living in proximity to raccoons? Should I lock up my fridge like I would my ice chest when camping?
Is it true that if animal control removes a raccoon that they have to release it within 500ft of where they retrieved it? They other thing I’ve heard is they release them in the Presidio?