Raccoon Removal Services
Spread across most of the North American continent, raccoons are considered pests because of their foraging and nesting habits. Raccoons are infamous for consuming trash and are found thriving in a wide array of environments—from rural to urban and suburban. Clever creatures, raccoons are known for their curiosity.
Ranging considerably in weight (7 to 30 pounds) depending on habitat, raccoons are easily identifiable thanks to their unique coloration. Black encircles their eyes and extends across their cheeks, similar in appearance to classic burglar masks.
Raccoons can reach 3 feet in length and generally have gray fur with hints of brown. Their tails are also unique as they display alternating rings of white and black down the length of the appendage. Raccoons are occasionally compared to dogs and even bears, most likely because all three animals' snouts, omnivorous teeth, and body proportions are similar.
Various species of raccoons live around the world. However, they are most prominent in the United States, Mexico, and parts of Canada. Adaptable, raccoons are found in almost every climate region of the U.S. Some favored nesting locations of wild raccoons include forests, marshes, and prairies.
Different genders of raccoons will get into your Seattle home for different reasons. The males typically don't get inside homes except in extreme desperation for food. Female raccoons will not hesitate to get into attics, crawlspaces, and chimneys in search of a place to give birth and raise their kits. Since their hands are structured in such a way that allows them to grab objects, raccoons have been known to open doors and gain access to secured goods like stored pet food.
- Raccoons cause damage to yards while searching for food. As omnivores, raccoons effectively eat nearly anything, like foliage and other plants in gardens or on farmland. The nocturnal critters are also talented diggers and will cause structural damage to outbuildings and even homes with their digging behavior.
- Raccoons also contaminate Seattle homes with feces and urine and are disease carriers. They infamously target garbage cans and leave behind unsanitary debris. Raccoons will also occasionally attack livestock, such as poultry, and common house pets, like dogs and cats.
- Keeping food sources out for raccoons only increases the likelihood of a raccoon infestation. Seattle homeowners should consider general best practices to keep raccoons out, like securing locked lids on trash cans.
- Healthy raccoons won't interact with humans, but rabid raccoons may seem friendly, or foam at the mouth like how rabid critters are often portrayed. It's important to stay safe from the critters by not interacting with any at all. The way to stay safe from raccoons for certain is to contact the professionals, like the team at Critter Control of Seattle.
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