Raccoons live just about anywhere, from California all the way to the East Coast. These creatures cause numerous problems not just to individuals, but to the environment also. They reside in hollow logs, under porches, attics and have been found residing In garages and in farm machines. Usually in winter, Animal Control gets a whole lot of calls for Raccoons in people’s homes. (Largely being found in attics). Animal control will hopefully find these creatures and safely remove them far from your residence. Once removed and published the Raccoon was known to find their way back to its”home”. That is why Animal Control has been proven to release them far enough away so that they can’t return. Raccoons are extremely curious. They get into trash cans, can turn on water spickets, and may even open doors. These critters are Nocturnal. (Sleeping daily, and awake at night.) While you’re sleeping, they’re out getting into virtually everything. This is a favourite item on its menu. Only 1 Raccoon can ruin an entire lawn in 1 night.
Another significant part these animals is they carry diseases. A very common one: Rabies, once infected this creature can be extremely competitive, foam at the mouth and seem very unpleasant. The Raccoons stool (poop) can carry what’s named Roundworm, (Baylisascaris procyonis) which if touched by an individual can be occasionally deadly. Some instances have contributed to death. Climbing is a significant part or a raccoon’s lifestyle, their tail and feet were perfectly designed for that purpose. The tail used for balancing and the toes made for clinging and hanging. Raccoons can climb up and down, left and right, forward and also climb down backward! Their weight runs anywhere from 12-20 lbs, the biggest on record was 60lbs! These fuzzy creatures can teach us so much, not just about them, but how we as people are able to care for them and their surroundings. More information at North Palm Beach Rat Removal.