Raccoon Identification

Raccoon Facts

  • Raccoon removal Ann ArborRaccoons are widely regarded as pest animals due to their foraging habits and the way they create nests.
  • They are associated with trash consumption, and are notorious for their curious and shrewd natures.
  • Raccoons are nocturnal creatures.
  • Raccoons are most active in fall, summer, and spring.

What Do Raccoons Look Like?

  • Raccoons range in size and can be from 7–30 pounds in weight and reach about 3 feet long!
  • They have coloring on their face that makes them easily identifiable.
  • Black encircles their eyes and extends across their cheeks — similar in appearance to classic burglar masks.
  • The rest of their fur is gray with hints of brown, and they have unique tails that display alternative rings of white and black.
  • Some compare raccoons to canines and bears, most likely due to their similar snouts, omnivorous teeth, and body proportions.

Where Do Raccoons Live?

  • Raccoons' preferred habitat includes marshes, forest, prairies, and your home!
  • Raccoons will nest within attics, chimneys, and crawl spaces.

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Raccoons Inside Your Home

  • Raccoons getting into Ann Arbor trashRaccoons have humanlike hands; they're easily able to clutch things, which aids them in opening doors.
  • Females and males get inside residences for different reasons.
  • Females find their way into homes to find a safe place to raise babies, often nesting in attics, chimneys, and crawl spaces.
  • Male raccoons will enter homes in search of food sources.

Potential Raccoon Damages

  • Raccoons create considerable damage both inside and outside of a home.
  • Raccoons inside the home can create damages that can lead to extreme problems.
  • Raccoon damage may include contamination from urine and raccoon droppings, damaged insulation, and damaged air ducts.
  • Raccoons will damage landscapes considerably when they are searching for food.
  • Due to their strength, raccoons damage homes upon entry alone.

Raccoon Control

Raccoon Trapping & Removal

Critter Control of Ann Arbor technicians are skilled at removing raccoons from homes and properties. Our raccoon removal techniques will get rid of any residential raccoon trouble you may have. Using the most advanced technologies and tools, our team will get rid of your raccoons quickly.

Damage Repair & Keeping Raccoons Out

Critter Control repairs damages done and implements professional wildlife prevention methods to keep raccoons out of your home for good. There are many approaches to prevention, including habitat modifications and barriers. Untrained individuals should not approach a raccoon, due to the potential risk of coming into contact with rabies.

Critter Control of Ann Arbor will remove raccoons in Ann Arbor and the surrounding area.  Contact us today: 734.333.7349.

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Raccoons in the attic, garage, or strange noises in your chimney? Raccoons living under your home? Those scurrying sounds in the attic, crawlspace and noises in a chimney may well be a raccoon. Call your local Critter Control office today at 800 CRITTER for effective raccoon removal and exclusion services.
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