Help with a Raccoon Infestation

My name is Jesse Williams and my family discovered on August 26th that a raccoon has made our attic its new home. So far we can tell that it has destroyed a ventilation duct in one of the bathrooms, as it can be seen right inside the ventilation outlet. From that destruction and shining a light in the vent, I can make out that it is a raccoon from the fur of the animal I can see, and  from the sound of the size of the animal walking across the attic joists and insulation. We know that this also means the animal has created an entry point or points that will require repair, along with repair of the ventilation duct and any insulation that the animal has destroyed so far. We will be contacting our insurance company to see how much of the damage is covered, but we know that the pest control will not be covered and that there will be a one thousand dollar deductible. We are reaching out because both my wife and I are disabled vets living on a fixed income with our 5-year-old autistic son that is special needs. We live basically month to month and the last few months have hit us hard. Higher bills due to summer time, my son requiring hearings aids from a recently discovered hearing loss issue, and surprise repairs needing to be done on our vehicles just so we can get our son to his medical appointments along with our own.  Any help than can be offered would be greatly appreciated in this time of need.
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Jesse Williams 
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Austin, TX
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