Spring Means Raccoon Babies: How to Keep Your Home Raccoon Free
Raccoons Mating and Breeding Season
Raccoons mate once a year, usually in late winter. The average gestation period is 63 days and the average litter consists of three to five young. A litter of raccoons is called a “kit”. Female raccoons will usually give birth to baby kits around April or May.
During the winter months when they are less active, it is common that raccoons will create a den inside peoples homes. Two of the most common areas where we tend to find raccoons are in attics and in chimneys. They especially love attics because they are warm and spacious. The insulation material is perfect for creating nests and for having babies.
How to Keep Your Home Raccoon Free
The best way to keep your home raccoon free is to prevent them from entering in the first place. Raccoons are smart animals. They can scratch and claw there way through almost anything. The best way to prevent raccoons from entering is to maintain and repair any damages to your home.
Common spots where raccoons enter:
- Soffit corners and intersections
- Roof vents
- Weak points on the roof (for example damaged shingles)
- Soffit – downspout intersections
Make sure you check these areas for any damages, weak spots, or open areas. If there are, chances are wildlife can get in.
When to Call the Professionals
If you suspect you have a raccoon problem, it is best to let the professional deal with it. Raccoons are very defensive creatures and can cause harm if they come face to face with a human. Our wildlife technicians are trained to safely and humanely deal with these animals. They will complete a proper inspection, removal and prevention treatment.
We offer a variety of warrantees to ensure that you are completely satisfied with our work. Call us today at 613-389-3999 if you need help solving your raccoon problem.