Raccoon 101

Children’s cartoons are full of friendly raccoons running around and causing mischief. Regrettably, because human-created waste is an excellent source of food, wild raccoons have moved into urban environments, and their child-like difficulty making is now a problem for homeowners. Living among people for generations has encouraged wild raccoons to become bolder around people, which makes the entire situation even more tenuous.Raccoon, Face, Sweet, Animal WorldRaccoons grow to be between 10 to 30 pounds, making them about exactly the same size as a little to regular dog. They are famous for their distinctive “bandit mask” facial markings and ringed tails. Raccoons can and will eat almost anything, and they have been described as ideal omnivores. Raccoons breed in early spring and give birth to their kits in late spring into early summer. The kits need a safe nest away from predators for the first eight or so weeks of the lives, so their moms find dens in hollowed out trees, rock crevices, and human-built structures. In captivity, raccoons will live to be 20 years old, however wild raccoons live much shorter lives, typically 2-3 decades, as a result of disease, hunting, and traffic encounters.

Why They’re Pests

Raccoons are insects because pregnant women actively seek out the safest place to rear their kits. Oftentimes, the safest spot they could find is in an attic or under a deck. After your unwelcome guest is inside, she’ll make herself at home, with a component of your loft as her toilet and another to birth and raise her kits.

Raccoons also love to dig through garbage to find the delicious things people throw away. This can create a mess for homeowners to deal with, and it could also create a meeting with a raccoon more inclined, which raises the danger for everyone.

Are They Dangerous?

Since urban raccoons have become used to being around people, they might seem deceptively comfortable in your presence until you make the wrong move and are suddenly considered a threat. Raccoons are not aggressive without cause, but you do not want to risk giving a raccoon a reason to feel as though it has no choice except to battle you.

Can They Carry Diseases?

Along with carrying rabies, raccoons also carry raccoon roundworms, which may be transferred to pets and humans via contact with the infected raccoon’s feces. Raccoons also carry several other diseases, such as distemper, which pets may catch.


With raccoons that are in your house or construction, there is always the opportunity of baby raccoons getting left behind. It is important to hire professional wildlife control experts to look after any raccoon removal to ensure that every raccoon is removed from your property prior to the entryways are all patched up. Once they’ve eliminated the raccoon population from your deck or attic, specialist Wildlife Advertising specialists will be able to offer you suggestions on the best way to make your home more raccoon-proof and the way to fix the damages causedby