NYNJ Wildlife Removal spends more than 50% of our calls on Raccoon Removal. They are the most widespread mammal in our area. Raccoons are found everywhere from the forest to NYC. Contrary to popular belief raccoon populations are usually heavier in large cities than they are in the wild.
Raccoons mainly feed in the evening making them harder to catch. While they enjoy berries fruits and nuts along with insects and even small animals, they can also handily survive on garbage so they adapt easily to city living as well as rural areas.
Raccoons can carry canine distemper, rabies, and roundworm. They shouldn’t be handled by people who aren’t trained properly. Because they are protected by law they can’t be hunted or trapped without a license.
If you have a raccoon problem don’t leave food of any kind accessible. Cover garbage and seal trash cans. There is electric fencing available for gardens, which can be a feeding haven for raccoons. If raccoons make their way into your home garage or shed they can cause massive damage.