Raccoons are certainly a strange breed of critters. The little bandits are among one of the few wild animals in the world to benefit from urbanization. Human influence has caused this critter to spread from America to regions across the world, including Japan and much of Europe. But how have raccoons adapted to the urban environment?
Raccoons and The Urban Environment
Raccoons are intelligent animals that have learned to survive in dense forests and big cities. Raccoons thrive in urban centers because there is an abundant supply of food scraps available anywhere they look. Raccoons can eat anything from small nuts and berries to other small animals. So our trash bins can seem like buffets to the little bandits. Raccoons are also expert climbers. While not as light and agile as a squirrel, a raccoon can climb trees as well as most vertical walls. Overall, they are extremely well equipped to navigate urban areas and can eat almost any food scraps available to them.
Raccoons In Staten Island
Raccoons will hide out during the day in parks and wooded areas before foraging at night. In Staten Island and other heavily-wooded areas, raccoons can find the best of both worlds. With plenty of forested areas, raccoons have plenty of space to live in their natural environment. However, many raccoons will attempt to live closer to food sources. Because of this, it is common for raccoons to seek shelter on people’s property. They like to hide out under patios and decks, in sheds, under heavy brush, and even in your home. Raccoons are known to break into homes to live in the attic, crawl space, basement, ventilation system, or chimney.
Professional Raccoon Removal
We offer professional and humane raccoon removal services in the New York, New Jersey area, including Staten Island. Our wildlife removal specialists will capture the animal safely, and remove it from your property. Then, we provide cleaning and repair services to not only remove any harmful waste from the raccoon but also prevent other critters from moving in.