Not know to many people wanting to know how to use mothballs to get raccoons out of attics, mothballs are against the law to use for deterring mammals. Also if your want to get a raccoon out of your house by using mothballs you may realize that the smell of mothballs is heavier than air and will make your home smell worse than the attic space itself. Wildlife removal seems very primitive however because of this thought animals all over have been educated on the working of a trap and become “trap smart”. Animals are a lot smarter than most think and will out smart a person if a trap is ignorantly set out. Permits and licensing are required to remove nuisance raccoons from property or inside homes and is best left to trained professionals.