Although, raccoon control is only essential if they invade your inside living space. Generally, raccoons are comfortable around humans because we feed other wildlife near our homes.
Even though it’s more natural to see them walking around the yard at nighttime, it’s common to see them in the daytime as well, especially nursing mothers. If you see baby raccoons, DO NOT approach young raccoons. Their mother walks away to feed, and she will return. A mother raccoon may show aggression when protecting her young kits. Otherwise, when they see humans and dogs outside, they run away as fast as possible.
Smart and sneaky are an excellent way to describe raccoons. The common raccoon, Procyon lotor, is one of seven raccoons species. We can find common raccoons everywhere in the with one state in exception, Alaska. It is natural to see them walking around the yard at nighttime.
Here at OMNIS, we discourage feeding wildlife such as feral cats, squirrels, and deer, especially when you see frequent raccoon sightings. Never take in any raccoon for rehabilitation inside your home. It is also illegal to keep a raccoon as a pet. Contact OMNIS, and we will take the proper precautions in removing and safely take away injured and ill raccoons to our local wildlife center.
Features are vital for raccoons not only for appearance, but they help their survival as well. Mostly grey and white fur raccoons have noticeable rings around the tail. Also, their mask around the eyes, the black fur protects glare against the sun. Also, each face marking is different so that they can tell each other apart.
For the most part, raccoons live in woodland areas around a water source. Usually sleeping most of the day in their den or inside trees, raccoons look around for food and water at nighttime. They prefer to be near large trees with holes to make their shelter for closed-in space or “den.” Backyard ponds are often hotspots for raccoons because they need their hands to be wet to bend closed.
Diet of Raccoons
It is no surprise that raccoons are willing to eat anything because we see them rummaging through the trash. But they do have a preference for what they would rather eat, like corn and melons. The reason we see soo many raccoons is because of human resources, such as our farming gardens. In this wild, raccoons will fish, fruits, and even bird eggs.
Pest Threat Level
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Be sure not to handle raccoon removal yourself. Especially when a raccoon is showing signs of injury or illness, contact OMNIS right away. Horse stables, livestock, pest, and our family are at serious risk when raccoons pose a danger.
Raccoons Carry Several Transmittable Diseases
Giardiasis, a Giardia species, is an infection from a parasite, transmits through urine and feces into the soil because raccoons use the garden as a litter box. Signs of this severe illness include stomach issues because it mainly attacks the intestinal area.
Rabies is a virus, and raccoons are most likely to carry illness and spread it than other known pests OMNIS handles. Raccoons only live up to three days after exposer while showing little to no signs of rabies. Scratches, bites, and general contact from an infected animal needs urgent treatment from the hospital.
Roundworm is a parasite. Both humans and pests contract them through feces in the garden and yard. Remember to sanitize all fruits and vegetables that come from your garden. Deworming takes a couple of treatments with a prescription from a doctor.
OMNIS Pest Control Provides humane raccoon control from your home and business.
Inspecting Your Property
Routine inspecting throughout inside and outside your property needs to take place for pest control against raccoons and other pests. Human activity, such as noises and flashing lights, will naturally deter animals away. Still, attics and garages are often are unoccupied areas. So if you are away or do not go into a spot often, leave a light on or keep a radio playing to scare away pests. OMNIS Pest Control recommends seasonal professional inspections. When you notice anything out of the ordinary, it will only be a short time of damages and not years of infestation.
Repel Them Away From Your Home
Natural raccoon control includes keeping a well-lit backyard, no food or water for wildlife, and keep the grass and garden clutter-free and tidy. We discourage feeding outdoor animals such as feral cats, squirrels, and deer, especially when you see frequent raccoon sightings.