Do you hear loud rustling at night? Are your garbage cans knocked over in the morning? If the answer is yes to both of these questions, you might have raccoons on your property. These frustrating nocturnal creatures mainly come out in the dark. You can usually hear them around your house, because they don’t care too much about being quiet. If raccoons are driving you crazy, don’t worry. Fox Pest Control can help.
You might already know for sure that you have a raccoon problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of a raccoon problem in Syracuse.
While looking for worms and other insects to eat, raccoons will roll back the grass by the roots in search of them.
Especially when a female is ready to nest, raccoons can do significant damage to property, including tearing holes in siding or shingles.
Raccoons aren’t shy about making noise at night. While foraging, they might make rustling noises, or even knock over things like garbage bins. You might also hear loud noises in your attic.
If raccoons live in your area, you’re likely to find your garbage can raided or your pet food missing. Raccoons are willing to go surprising lengths in order to eat.
Think you have a raccoon problem? Call Fox Pest Control for a free raccoon control quote.
Schedule prompt service with one of our certified technicians.
Your inspector will conduct a thorough inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized raccoon treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
Our Wildlife & Exclusion experts will perform all agreed upon services.
Raccoons are omnivores, which means they can eat anything from meat to fruit and vegetables. Anything they think is edible is fair game for a raccoon, whatever is easiest to get. That means basically anything in your garbage can. Raccoons will eat:
Sugar beets and yams
Dog or cat food
Although raccoons will usually run away if they’re startled, they can be extremely fierce when cornered or trapped, and will bite and scratch anything that comes too close if they have to. Raccoons are highly susceptible to rabies.
Racoons can also spread disease, including:
Infectious canine hepatitis
Raccoon parvoviral enteritis
Raccoons are a significant nuisance. They can:
Pull up grass while looking for grubs or worms
Tear apart siding or, more often, roof tiles
Knock over garbage cans and scurry all over houses
Invade attics to make nests for juvenile raccoons
Carry ticks and fleas
Raccoons are nocturnal, so they only come out at dusk and are active all night. They aren’t particularly careful about the noise they make while they scavenge for food, which is just one minor reason they can be a nuisance. If they can, they also destroy tiles or other parts of home structures.
Because of their high intelligence, raccoons have learned that they can live more comfortably around people. They are scavengers, so they’ll eat almost anything, from fallen fruit, to vegetables from the garden, and even garbage.
Raccoons are nocturnal, which means they only come out at night. Raccoons might be seen at dusk or early morning scrounging around for a meal, like a garbage can, or they might be skulking around in search of food.
When scared, a raccoon is more likely to run away than attack. However, a raccoon can attack fiercely when it needs to. A female raccoon will especially be aggressive to protect her young if she’s taking care of them.
In addition, raccoons can contract rabies and spread it to any pet that comes too close.
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