Raccoons – they’re cute with their signature masked bandit eyes, and clever and wily when it comes to surviving. The most important point is they are wild.
An adult raccoon can grow to approximately 2 to 3-feet in length including their ringed tail. Their body is stocky with a mixture of salt, pepper, and gray fur. They have white tipped ears, black nose, and paws with five individual digits. These work great for riffling through a garbage can.
Raccoon Habits and Habitats
Raccoons prefer forested areas near a water source but are found in abandoned buildings, sheds, burrows, or in the hollows of trees.
They are omnivores with a menu featuring fruits and berries, insects, mice, fish and bird eggs.
A female usually has one litter of 3 to 5 kits each year. Raccoons have an average life span of 12 years.
Found throughout the US, raccoons are a major threat when it comes to rabies. With this in mind, removal of raccoons requires the professional services of a NYC pest control technician who can remove the animals safely.
Raccoons can also cause property damage by tearing up shingles and boarding in an attempt to enter your attic or chimney while searching for a den for their young.
Our NYC pest control technicians at Stern Environmental have the means to safely and humanely remove raccoons. Call us today to schedule an appointment.