Urban wildlife like raccoons can become a nuisance in and around our homes and businesses, invading attics, fireplaces, chimneys, sheds and under decks and porches or anywhere else there is a hollow space they can break into and seek shelter and have their young. Breeding time for raccoons can very from late winter to early spring, with the majority of raccoons having there young in the month of may but this can vary as well, from March to as late as September depending on when breeding took place.
The gestation period for raccoons is roughly 60 days give or take a few days, with usually about 3 to 6 baby raccoons being born. Baby raccoons will stay in the den for around 2 months before following mommy on any excursions out into their new world in search of food and water. Having raccoons living in your attic or anywhere else in your home or business can cause problems very quickly and result in property damage and health hazards to your family or work force. There are a number of preventative measures that can be used to help deter of prevent access to den or living areas that raccoons can take advantage of. It is also important that all food sources are unavailable for raccoons to get into, and remembering that raccoons will be having young in the spring so all exclusion work must not be completed before all raccoons onsite have been safely removed or left on there own accord before ceiling any raccoons in or preventing any mother raccoons from caring for there young, humane urban wildlife removal and exclusion is key for both us and the safety of the wildlife. Utilizing live traps and one way doors is a great way remove raccoons from buildings and other sensitive areas. Keep in mind that if it is the time of year when young are present and you have caught a mother raccoon that is taking care of young, you must release her with her young or release her so she can fend for her young again.