Raccoons are intelligent and remember solutions to tasks for up to 3 years. Usually nocturnal with omnivorous diet consisting of 40% invertebrates, 33% plant food & 27% vertebrates. They grow up to 28″ long & 57 lbs, have opposable thumbs and dexterous front paws. Up to 4 males may live together to protect against other males, females that are related live together.
Raccoons can be destructive to homes and properties, damaging roofs, tearing holes in vents or taking them right off! They can also carry diseases.
Raccoons are intelligent and remember solutions to tasks for up to 3 years.
Raccoons are usually grey in colour and can also be albino (white), black or brown with a tail marked by five to 10 alternating black and brown rings. They are typically about 80 centimetres in length and weighs between 6-8 kilograms.
Raccoons prefer forested areas near a water source usually in hollow trees and logs, caves, barns and other farm outbuildings, culverts, drainpipes or the burrows of other animals. They may also be found in river valleys, on farmland and in urban localities. Raccoons commonly make their dens in attics, under sheds, decks and other buildings during baby season.
1 litter per year with 1-6 kits per litter. At about 8 weeks old, the young usually leave the den and follow the mother to a new location. Young are weaned at about 12 weeks and disperse in the fall or early winter; or they may stay with the mother until the following spring. Average life span is 5 years, longer with good food supply but 50% die in first year from disease, predators or humans.
We always try to find the most humane and least stressful options in removing the nuisance animals. Sometimes different animals, pests or situations may require different solutions. We are always prepared for whatever wildlife or pest issue you have.