As the weather begins to get warmer, many species of wildlife will begin mating. This means people can expect to see a rise in animal activity in their neighborhood. One species that will be mating and people need to be aware of is raccoons. If you should notice an increase in raccoon activity in your neighborhood there are some safety precautions you should take and call a wildlife control specialist.
If there seems to be an increase in raccoons in your area you should keep all of your pets indoors, especially at night. When you do let them outside you should supervise them. You should also make sure your garbage bins are closed so raccoons can’t get into them. Raccoons can carry rabies and it is safe to use caution when they are in your presence.
With mating season here, there will be pregnant female raccoons looking for a nest. The female raccoons can be the most dangerous because they will fight to protect their children if they think they will be harmed. The female raccoon can rip through a roof shingle and burrow into the wood of your home. They can also make a nest in a tree in your yard, your attic, or inside vehicles.
If you are a home owner you should do a quick check around your home for possible raccoon nests. Also check to see if there are any places that look like a raccoon may want to use as a nest. Make sure your eaves are in good shape, that there are no shingles on your roof missing, and that there aren’t any openings to enter garages or attics. If you should find that raccoons or other animals have made your home their home, call a wildlife control specialist to safely and humanely solve the problem.