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Raccoon Removal Dayton OH
Raccoons are by for the most destructive animal we deal with that breaks into homes in Dayton OH. Some of the common complaints we get about raccoons : Raccoon in attic, raccoon in chimney. Raccoons are very adept climbers so they can climb your home in a number of ways to access the roof, once the are on the roof they will search out construction weaknesses, or inadequate ventilating structures on your home and create an entryway directly into your attic.
After they have established your attic as their den they will undoubtedly be urinating and defecating in your insulation ruining its insulative value and rendering it a health hazard. Ignoring a Raccoon in attic problem can be very dangerous.
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Raccoons are found in all parts of Ohio. For many years our raccoon population has been growing. They have moved into towns and cities and can live almost any place where there is food for them to eat and a den to serve as shelter. Many of them live, temporarily at least, in drain tiles and sewer systems. Raccoons are well adapted to urban living. Raccoon damage typically involves raiding gardens, upsetting trash cans and taking up residence in chimneys, attics or other unwanted areas. Control can be difficult, and often requires persistence, training and special equipment.
Raccoons are normally gray or black in color with pale gray coloring underneath. They can also be red or blonde in color, although not as common. Their black mask is rimmed on top and bottom with white. The raccoon’s tail has four to six black or dark brown rings.
Raccoons are omnivorous and prefer to eat berries, acorns, baby birds, frogs, and fish. There is little wonder why they are plump, as raccoons will sample anything that even remotely resembles food.
Raccoons mate from February through March in Ohio. Males will mate with several females during the breeding season. Typically only one litter is produced each year, but there can be more. Litter sizes consist of 3 to 7 young, 4 on average. Gestation lasts 63-65 days. Newborn raccoons are well furred with their eyes opening around 19 days. By the sixth or seventh week the young are weaned and weigh about 1.5 pounds. The young raccoons will stay with the mother through the fall with some staying with her during the winter as well.
The raccoon prefers to live in wooded areas with big trees and lots of water close by. During the daytime, raccoons sleep in hollow trees or logs and other animals' abandoned dens. They are nocturnal and are up and about during the dark hours of the night. Even though the raccoon does not really hibernate, it can sleep for days, and even weeks at a time during the cold winter months.
Special Raccoon Concerns
Uncapped chimneys are appealing nest den sites to raccoons. When this occurs they should be captured and removed by trained professionals. Once the raccoon has been evicted from the chimney, a chimney cap should be installed by your wildlife control professional to prevent a recurrence of the issue. Other potential attic entries should also be identified and sealed off to prevent future raccoon in the attic issues. Overhanging tree limbs provide easy access to your roof. Inspect your house and trim tree limbs where needed.
Occasionally raccoons will enter a house through a pet door. Since they can cause considerable damage if panicked, it is advisable to immediately contact a wildlife control professional for assistance.
Raccoons can transmit rabies, canine distemper, and parvovirus to domestic animals and humans. You should avoid any raccoon that is active during daylight hours, has lost its fear of humans, or appears uncoordinated, confused or listless. If you encounter such an animal, report these observations to a wildlife control professional as this animal is VERY DANGEROUS and should be removed from the location by a trained operator immediately; if exposed to a potentially sick animal, contact your local Health Department and/or your personal physician.
Nuisance or sick raccoons may be trapped and removed by a licensed professional, but it is illegal to live trap and relocate them to a new area. In order to prevent the possible spread of raccoon diseases in Ohio, all live trapped raccoons must be released again on the homeowner's property or humanely euthanized. Consult your local wildlife control professional fro more information.