Raccoons

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RACCOONS

Physical Characteristics:  Raccoons are mammals known for their dexterous front paws, facial mask and bushy tail.  They can range from 18-36” in length and can weigh between 8 and 20 pounds.  Raccoons are usually nocturnal, but can appear during the daytime in search for food.

Diet: Raccoons are omnivores, meaning they will consume a wide variety of foods.  They prefer items that are easily accessible such are vegetation, fruits and household garbage.

Breeding: Raccoons have one litter of “kits” between the months of April and May, ranging from 3 to 6 kits.

Habitat: Raccoons prefer wooded areas but have migrated to mountainous ranges, coastal marshes and urban areas.  When raccoons enter domesticated locations they can quickly become a nuisance by finding shelter in attics, chimneys, outdoor buildings and beneath porches.  Raccoon waste can also cause disease problems for humans.

Inspections: The first thing to do in wildlife control is a proper inspection.  We will determine if raccoons are the problem.  Evidence of raccoons at your location include: damage, fecal droppings, footprints, hearing noises at night and sighting raccoon around your property. 

Trapping: Humane trapping and exclusion measures will be taken to keep raccoons from returning to their nesting site on your property or in your home.