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Raccoons are a common nuisance species. They are highly intelligent and adaptable animals, and they are one of the few animals that has learned to thrive in suburban and urban settings. Raccoon populations have exploded ever since the animals learned to adapt and benefit from the presence of people. They are inquisitive, methodical, intelligent, strong and destructive.

For a homeowner a raccoon may be their worst nightmare. Ranging from 22-44 pounds, a raccoon is a size able intruder. Often nesting in houses, raccoons have become a nuisance pest in the Northeast United States. Breeding is from February to early March with a 63 day gestation period. The litters are generally 1-7 young. If it is consistently below 25 degrees or if it snows a lot, they will become dormant, spending weeks in a deep sleep yet never actually going into hibernation.  Raccoons take advantage of human habitat in several ways:

  •     Raccoons use garbage cans, dumpsters, and pet food dishes as food sources.
  •     Raccoons often use the attics of homes as safe places to live and raise young.
  •     Raccoons are strong and capable, and have little fear of humans or dogs.

Raccoon removal is very common in the eastern regions and NY-NJ Wildlife Removal is a specialist at eradicating this nuisance. The single most popular compliant 911 Animal Control hears from its customers is that these animals have taken up residence in the attic of a home. A female raccoon, by instinct searches for the safest possible place to raise her young. The average male raccoon is happy to sleep in a tree, in the thicket, on a roof, etc. But a female raccoon wants to protect her babies, so she’ll often go for a warm dry and secure place, and an attic usually is where she will break her way into. Raccoons are very strong, and they’ll pry open the soffit, or tear through a vent, or just plain rip a hole in the roof, and get in. Once inside, they make a lot of noise, of course, and also create a lot of damage, and that’s when you should call NY-NJ Wildlife Removal.



There are several other situations that call for raccoon control. Sometimes a raccoon begins a specific destructive behavior. A very common one is that of raccoons dropping their feces in a swimming pool. They love to defecate in water, and they’ll climb onto a shallow step and then go in the water. Another example of destructive behavior is when they kill all the fish in an ornamental pond. If you leave any food source out, they’ll find it and work hard to get it.

It is very common for raccoons to gather in large groups near the dumpsters, and the population density often means that diseases spread. Sometimes these raccoons loose all fear of humans and start to aggressively approach people, which makes for a dangerous health hazard.

That’s when you call….

NY-NJ Wildlife Removal offers to remove the raccoon threat

Should you be experiencing noises in your attic or on top of your roof there’s usually more than one raccoon. If a female should birth her babies in your home they won’t be independent foraging for their own food for many months, so you cannot trap them right away. They have to be removed, by hand, from the space they occupy. They’re often in hard to reach places, like down walls. You need a skilled wildlife control professional. You need NY-NJ Wildlife Removal.

Raccoons are nocturnal, meaning they are active at night. You may hear noises (loud noises) in the attic, walls, roof, garage, fireplace etc., during the night. You may also hear squealing or crying during mating season. Vents, attic fans, and roofing can easily be damaged by a raccoon attempting to enter or exit your premises. If they have been nesting in your place for a while, you may experience a bad odor due to fecal matter and urine. (fecal matter and urine carry bacteria and should not be inhaled or touched.) NY-NJ Wildlife Removal are specialists at safely removing and cleaning all of this debris as well as replace all damaged insulation. Many times this is covered by insurance.

Raccoons can be destructive and leave quite a mess where they are nesting. The fecal matter and urine can ruin insulation, ceilings and any other area they nest in. The removal of nesting raccoons should be left to a professional since they can be dangerous and carry rabies.

There are several reasons that people don’t keep raccoons as pets.  To name a few, raccoons are often defensive in behavior and sometimes carry rabies in addition to parasites such as fleas or ticks.  While these critters are usually harmless, a raccoon infestation should be handled exclusively by a professional.

When dealing with raccoon infestations, our specialist will remove the animals and sanitize the infected areas.  After the damaged vicinity has been thoroughly cleaned, our professional will sanitize the area and reconstruct the contaminated areas.

In an effort to avoid future intrusions, our staff will not only eliminate entry points, but will also deodorize the area so that the home is an undesirable location for habitat.

For a complete inspection and evaluation please contact us and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.


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