Raccoons are very distinguishable with their black mask that is rimmed on top and bottom with white. The raccoon’s tail has four to six black or dark brown rings. Raccoon's coloring is normally gray or black with pale gray coloring underneath. Although not common they can also be red or blonde in color. Adult raccoons can weigh from 11lbs to almost 60lbs. Raccoons have extremely dexterous front paws, allowing them to open and destroy objects and building structures in order to find habitat and food.
How can Raccoons
Become a Problem
Nuisance Concerns: Raccoons are well known for their intelligence. They are able to remember solutions to finding both food and shelter for at least three years, making it very difficult and dangerous to remove them. Raccoons will and can find any entrance to your house causing damage to get in and if suitable, making shelter. Chimneys, attics, open soffits, or vents, are often popular choices for raccoons to enter. You do not want a raccoon as a housemate! It is very important to remove them quickly as they can cause extensive damage.
Dangers: Raccoons can carry many parasites and diseases that can infest people or pets making them a serious biohazard. Raccoons can carry bacterial diseases such as leptospirosis (a blood infection that can cause fevers, headaches, muscle pains, bleeding in the lungs or even meningitis), tetanus (also known as lock jaw is a bacterial infection that can cause muscle spasms, sweating, increased heart rate, and even death), listeriosis (a bacterial infection that can cause meningitis, sepsis, and even death), and tularemia (Also know as rabbit fever, is an infectious disease causing fever, skin ulcers and sometimes pneumonia. Raccoons can also carry canine distemper (a common and fatal disease to domestic dogs) and rabies (a viral disease that causes inflammation to the brain in mammals including humans that can be deadly).
Why Are Raccoons Considered Pests
If a raccoon is exhibiting hostile behavior for no apparent reason, it is likely diseased. Since raccoons are known to carry various types of diseases, they potentially pose severe dangers to other animals and even humans.
How to Deal With Raccoons:
Raccoons can be aggressive and very dangerous. Being very intelligent mammals, raccoon control and maintenance can be very challenging and often requires special knowledge and methods. Experience and knowledge are very important when catching raccoons as each trapping situation usually requires custom elements and tailoring depending on the specific situation. Our certified and knowledgeable technicians will come and provide you with a thorough evaluation. Based on your specific situation our technicians will trap, capture, and remove the raccoon or raccoons.