Spring is here and the flowers are starting to bloom. Animals are having their young… that includes Raccoons!
Raccoons young are called kits. Their gestational period is anywhere between 63 – 65 days. These mothers and their kits will make dens in attics, lofts, cottages, abandoned buildings, garages and storage areas.
Kits become weaned off their mother in 16 weeks after birth. Until that time they can make a mess of your home. Mother raccoons are extremely protective of their young and will attack if you come close enough. Please contact your local pest control company for advice or service.
Some methods of removal and relocation include trapping and noose-pulling them out of tight areas. Our goal as a company is not to harm the raccoons, and to relocate the mother and young together.
How to identify if you have a Raccoon or family of Raccoons living in your attic space:
Raccoons are nocturnal animals: meaning they are most active at night. But also are flying squirrels. Noting the animals day-to-day behaviour will help identify what is going on. The kits once they start getting bigger and stronger will also get louder!
If you feel safe take a quick look into the attic. If you don’t feel safe and want to be sure of what’s going on contact your local pest control company for an inspection.
The inspection will include, looking for raccoons, identifying how many, finding the entrance/exit point, and what kind of damage the raccoons have already caused.