Raccoons: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • A Raccoon is 2 to 4 feet in length (nose to tail)
  • They are most recognized by the dark fur around their eyes that resembles a mask
  • Finding your garbage raided after being left outside is often a sign of Raccoon activity
  • Another sign of raccoon activity is hearing noises in an attic or chimney (most likely places they will nest at a residence)
  • They are most active at night

Active Season

  • Raccoons generally become inactive by late October, only re-emerging for the mating season that begins in January
  • They usually give birth around April or May
  • There are 3 to 6 cubs in a litter, who will be on their own after the first year

Interesting Facts

  • Raccoons can fit through surprisingly small openings only 2¬Ĺ x 4 inches
  • They are more likely to be killed by an automobile than by another predator
  • They have been clocked running at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour

Cause for Concern

  • Raccoons are known to be the top wildlife host of rabies in America
  • They are extremely destructive to property and dangerous to pets

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • Please be able to point out the area that you have been seeing the Raccoon. If you will not be home for the treatment, please provide us with a thorough description or clearly mark the area of concern

Our Guarantee

  • Town & Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

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If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter.¬†Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you¬†“identify your¬†pest.”

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