Raccoons have adapted to urban life and can become a problems when they raid garbage cans and bird/pet feeders, tear up gardens and lawns looking for food or use chimneys, attics, crawlspaces or hollow areas beneath porches and outbuildings for dens. They are opportunistic creatures, they will not hesitate to steal cat food, garbage scraps, or any other unprotected food source. They are commonly seen or encountered in parks, neighborhoods or yards. Despite their adorable appearance, raccoons are often aggressive. Raccoons may carry diseases that can be spread to people and pets, including raccoon roundworm, leptospirosis, and rabies. They can also cause serious scratch and bite injuries to people and pets. And can be very vicious when cornered or protecting their young. They are the main carriers of rabies in our area and in the United States. Raccoons have unique hands that allow them to manipulate objects.
Conducting a thorough inspection is the most important part of solving your raccoon problem.