Raccoons are smart animals, and just like us, they normally set aside a specific location in areas they have invaded as community latrines. At these sites, they will repeatedly deposit fresh feces on top of old feces. At the end of it all, the site will have piles of raccoon droppings of different ages.
It’s important to note that fresh raccoon droppings are usually tubular in shape, with the same diameter as a nickel and with blunt ends. Fresh feces will be dark in color; however, this largely depends on the animal’s diet. Over time, the droppings will continue to change as it dries up, almost looking like debris or dried up leaves. (more…)
There are various animals which are known to pose a health risk when they come into contact with humans either directly or indirectly. This mainly comes in the form of the diseases that they are able to carry. There are some which can also be a means of transport for some parasites bringing them to areas frequented by the humans. One of the animals that is known to be able to cause such a danger to humans is the raccoon. This is a wild animal, which is known to be almost the same size as a cat. (more…)
Raccoons, unfortunately, adapt very well to sharing habitats with people. They can access shelter and food readily when around a human. But for the person living with them, raccoons can be very noisy and even wreak havoc to their homes. This is even worse if you are dealing with a mother raccoon that has younglings. As such, you will need a professional raccoon removal service to assist rid of the inherent raccoon problem in a humane manner. (more…)
Raccoons are the one of the most charming, cute and they didn’t look harmful but are also one of the most aggressive animals that can carry different diseases to people and other animals via bites, indirect contact, scratches, and their waste. In the United States, both young and mature raccoons can carry different viruses, bacteria, and parasites that can transfer infections and disease. People should be careful when handling the materials, they contacted or left behind. It is also dangerous to handle their waste and urine without protection and proper training. Raccoons usually get their food during the night, children are usually at high risk of the diseases carried by raccoons because they usually play outside during the day. (more…)
Raccoons are very aggressive wild animals. They are commonly seen in urban, suburban and rural areas however, this does not mean they are friendly and safe to human. As a matter of fact, if you get too close to raccoons, they can be quite dangerous, thus, it would be better to contact the local wildlife department, in the event they get inside your house. Raccoons may enter your house through the attic, chimney, crawlspaces, and underneath the porch and the houses. (more…)
When it comes to raccoons, we are willing to try just about every trick that is available to us so that we can rid our lives as well as our properties of these pesky pests.
One of the products that promises you a quick solution to a rather persistent problem is a raccoon repellent. So do these repellents really work? Or is it just an easy-sounding solution that doesn’t actually give you any results? (more…)
Raccoons may seem like creatures who are simply cute and cuddly. Well, they may look cute but are certainly not cuddly, and are in fact quite a nuisance to human beings. However, the one thing that they surely are is smart. (more…)
Raccoons may be troublesome creatures, but that isn’t a reason to treat them badly or as some people like to do, even injure or kill them in brutal ways.
Now, although raccoons are often a nuisance to us, using inappropriate means to get rid of them is even illegal in some places, and in the others too, there are wildlife organizations that are spreading the word of how these cute animals deserve some respect too. (more…)
Raccoons may look like amiable and even cuddy creatures but when it comes to the nuisance quotient, they sure can test your patience!
Apart from the ruckus they are capable of causing on your property, raccoons have also been known to carry some dangerous disease, which spread through their urine, feces, and even their bites and scratches, so for these reasons and more, keeping your vicinity raccoon-free is essential. (more…)
Raccoons are probably the cutest and smartest mammals that live in and around human habitats, and although they don’t really interact with human beings like some other animals that have come to be a human’s best friends, they certainly know their bit about our species! (more…)