The raccoon has a distinctive shaggy, grayish-brown fur, unique black “bandit” faced mask, and black-and-white ringed bushy tail. It is omnivorous, feeding upon fish, frogs, small mammals, birds and their eggs, mollusks, crustaceans, fruits, nuts, small grains in storage and fields and certain vegetables such as corn.
The long slender toes (”fingers”) on its front feet are used with great dexterity in grasping small objects and searching for food, while the large surfaces of its hind feet allow it to balance easily on its feet. The single litter per year, in the spring, varies from two to eight. The gestation period is 60 to 70 days. After about 10 weeks the newborns emerge from their nest. Raccoons are nocturnal and seldom move around in daylight.
Even though they are normally easily frightened, they can be fierce fighters when cornered. Raccoons are very inquisitive and, on rare occasions, will gain access into attics, basements or crawl spaces beneath houses.
One of the most common problems is their turning over garbage cans and scattering the contents in search of food.
We will set traps and remove the problem animal(s).
Do not confront any problem animals. They may be sick or aggressive.
What to Expect
After the trapping process we can/may put a temporary patch over the access hole (if possible).