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  1. 1. Childrens cartoons are full of friendly raccoons running around and causing mischief. Sadly, because human-created waste is an excellent source of food, wild raccoons have moved into urban environments, and their child-like trouble making has become a problem for homeowners. Living among humans for generations has encouraged wild raccoons to become bolder around people, which makes the whole situation even more tenuous.Profile Defenders Reviews
  2. 2. Raccoons 101 Raccoons grow to be between 10 to 30 pounds, making themabout the same size as a small to medium-sized dog They are best known fortheir distinctive "bandit mask" facial markings and ringed tails Raccoons canand will eat nearly anything, and they have been described as perfectomnivores
  3. 3. Raccoons breed in early spring and give birth to their kits in late spring toearly summer The kits need a safe nest away from predators for the first eightor so weeks of their lives, so their mothers seek out dens in hollowed out trees,rock crevices, and human-built structures In captivity, raccoons can live to be20 years old, but wild raccoons live much shorter lives, typically 2 to 3 years,due to disease, hunting, and traffic encounters
  4. 4. Why Theyre Pests Raccoons are pests because pregnant females activelyseek out the safest spot to rear their kits Oftentimes, the safest spot they canfind is in an attic or under a deck Expectant mothers will often go to theextreme of ripping shingles off a roof to get into the safety of an attic
  5. 5. Once your unwelcome guest is inside, shell make herself at home, using apart of your attic as her bathroom and another to birth and raise her ProfileDefenders Reviews kits Raccoons also love to dig through garbage to find thedelicious things people throw out This can create a mess for homeowners todeal with, and it can also make an encounter with a raccoon more likely, whichincreases the danger for everyone
  6. 6. Are They Dangerous? Like all wild animals, raccoons can and will attack ifthey feel threatened or cornered They have been known to attack people andpets alike when on the defensive Because urban raccoons have becomeaccustomed to being around people, they may seem deceptively comfortablein your presence until you make the wrong move and are suddenly considereda threat
  7. 7. Raccoons are not aggressive without cause, but you do not want to risk givinga raccoon a reason to feel like it has no choice but to fight you Do They CarryDiseases? Raccoons carried over 1/3 of the recorded cases of rabies in 2006
  8. 8. In addition to carrying rabies, raccoons also carry raccoon roundworms, whichcan be transferred to humans and pets via contact with the infected raccoonsfeces Raccoons also carry several other diseases, like distemper, which petscan catch
  9. 9. Removal With raccoons that are in your home or structure, there is always thechance of baby raccoons getting left behind It is important to hire professionalwildlife control experts to take care of any raccoon removal to ensure thatevery raccoon is removed from your property before the entryways are allpatched up
  10. 10. Once theyve removed the raccoon population from your attic or deck,professional wildlife removal experts will be able to offer you suggestions onhow to make your home more raccoon-proof and how to repair the damagescaused
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