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Raccoons
mother raccoon under house
Mother raccoon under house
An easily identifiable omnivore of North America, the raccoon sports a black mask around the eyes and a ringed tail. Full grown raccoons may get up to 3 feet in length and weigh about 30 pounds.

Raccoons inhabit much of North America, and are commonly found in cities and suburban areas. They will den in hollow logs or trees, under homes, inside attics, and even chimneys. They're nocturnal (active at night) but not exclusively. Sometimes a hungry raccoon will be spotted during late daylight hours.

A raccoons diet will vary depending on what is available. When near people, they will go through trash cans and compost bins for food remnants. They will also raid corn fields and hen houses.

raccoon babies in crawlspace
Raccoon babies in crawlspace
Mating season for raccoons is late winter to late spring [and can be year round in the south]. A mother raccoon will often give birth to 2-5 young after about 2 months gestation. She will raise them without the father's assistance.

A mother raccoon with babies can often be found in an attic or crawlspace of a home. The raccoon young make a chirping sound which can be heard through the wall. Mother raccoons will usually remove their babies from the house after 4 to 6 months, but while living in the house they damage insulation, destroy ducts, and contaminate the area with feces and urine. Raccoons can carry rabies, and a variety of parasites, such as raccoon roundworm, which can be transmitted to humans. They can also infect the house with fleas and ticks.

We provide professional and humane raccoon control, removal, relocation, and exclusion services, as well as cleaning and decontamination services.
Common Raccoon Problems
  • Raccoons living under the house.
  • Raccoon going into the crawl space area.
  • Raccoons in the attic; a great place to raise a raccoon family!
  • Raccoon living in or under the shed.
  • Raccoons under the deck or porch.
  • Raccoon living in the chimney.
  • Raccoons killing chickens and eating eggs.
  • Raccoon getting into trash can or compost bin. Mmm!
  • Raccoons eating fish in koi pond.
We can solve your raccoon problem. Call 503.333.9580.
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