Raccoons are highly intelligent and curious creatures but are also the most notorious pest on the block, belonging to the family Proconidae.  They are popularly known for rummaging through the garbage, with garbage being the large part of raccoon’s diet. Their intelligence and ability to remember solutions to tasks for up to three years is the reason raccoon problems are in the rise and so difficult to solve.

Raccoons pose health risks. Raccoons are feared and of concern since they can carry Rabies, which is a very lethal disease carried in the saliva and transmitted to humans and/or pets through a bite.

They have a lifespan of 2-3 years in the wild.

Raccoons range from medium to very large size with an average length of 24-38 inches, height of 12 inches, and weight ranging from 14-24 pounds.

Raccoons are typically identified by their gray fur with a black bandit-like mask (black fur around their eyes contrasting with the white fur on their face), pointy snout with a black nose, 4-7 black rings around their long bushy tails, and dexterous front paws.

Raccoons are highly dependent on their sense of touch given by their hyper-sensitive front paws, giving them the ability to identifying objects by touch.

Where Do Raccoons Live?

Raccoons are natively found throughout North America. Raccoons are extremely adaptable, but they prefer heavily wooded areas with access to trees, water and abundant vegetation. They can be found living in tree holes, fallen logs, or in the attic of your house. Ideally anywhere with food source and a place to nest is a possible raccoon habitat.

What Do Raccoons Eat?

Raccoons are typically omnivores with an opportunistic diet, being their reason rummage through their garbage to get eat anything they get their paws on. They usually eat fresh fruits and plants, but when limited in urban areas, they turn to human food and invading trashcans.

Raccoon Removal

The most effective way to get rid of raccoons and prevent raccoon damage is being proactive and preventing raccoon problems before they get out of hand.

To prevent them from entering your home and causing damage:

  • Seal all entry points
  • Limit access to food sources, shelter, and water in and around your house
  • Repair holes or foundational cracks in your house
  • Invest in tight-fitting lids for your trash cans

We humanely trap and relocate these animals.

Below is an example of a raccoon entry point we protected along with a one-way door installed to allow raccoons out!

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