Raccoon Removal Experts
Raccoons are primarily nocturnal (active at night). In the south they usually mate in the winter and have litters ranging from 1-7 with a 2-3 month gestation period. The offspring will stay with the mother for the first year. They have adapted to living with humans and found that houses are excellent habitat. They will nest in attic spaces where they have a more controlled and protected environment to raise their young. Raccoons are very strong animals. A mother raccoon will often tear a hole in a roof to access an attic, where they will make quite a mess and a lot of noise. Once inside an attic, they often tear off insulation paper, rip open ducts, and tear insulation off pipes. Their feces may contain raccoon roundworm, the spores of which humans can breathe in and become seriously infected by. Raccoons are carriers of rabies and distemper which can be spread to humans and other animals. They are very opportunistic feeders and have learned that garbage cans, dumpsters, and pet foods are excellent sources of food. These are the reasons that raccoons are one of the most commonly dealt with nuisance animals and need to be trapped or removed from any human structure and any entry points excluded to prevent future entry.