What to Do In a Raccoon Encounter

Raccoons are nocturnal and considered to be nuisance animals. The adult raccoon has grayish-black fur and weighs ten to thirty-five pounds with stocky front legs, long back legs, a striped tail and a black “mask” over the eyes. Raccoons are very intelligent and burrow around streams and lakes. They can also show up beneath decks and homes as well as in barns, attics and chimneys. In an urban environment, they feed on homeowners’ garbage. Their young are nested in the spring in an earthen den, drain pipes or hollow tree trunks.

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Raccoons in Attics-How to Humanely Remove Them From Your Attic

You may discover you have a raccoon in your attic once you start hearing scampering noises or loud scratching. If you are hearing noises at night, it may be raccoons because they are nocturnal creatures. It is possible to remove raccoons humanely from the attic. Raccoons can cause a lot of damage in attics and can even tear apart ducts and cooling systems, so they need to be removed as soon as possible. Raccoons have even fallen through the ceiling into people’s homes. Generally, raccoons won’t leave on their own. Raccoons are creatures of habit and they wouldn’t want to leave a comfortable space.

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Do Bird Feeders Attract Raccoons?

Raccoons are very cute creatures that make many people’s hearts melt – until a live encounter occurs. That’s when people realize a potential need for raccoon control. Raccoons are highly pervasive, intelligent and very, very temperamental. They get around very well in wooded areas, explore at night and love to find free meals. That makes them particularly troublesome around garbage cans and bird feeders.

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