Raccoons

raccoons © Kim Nagy
raccoons © Kim Nagy

Living throughout most of the United States and southern Canada, these furry bandits typically inhabit wooded areas adjacent to a water source. Because they can find good food where people live, however, they’ve increasingly made their home in urban and suburban neighborhoods. Learn More

Raccoons can occasionally create significant issues for homeowners. Trash cans provide a plentiful supply of food, and chimneys and attics have replaced hollow trees as popular nesting sites. Exclusion serves as the only long-term solution for preventing raccoons from unwanted areas. Learn More about what to do if you have raccoons in your chimney, attic, trash, or garden.

Raccoons can transmit disease to other wildlife, domestic animals, and, occasionally, people. Although there’s no need to panic at the sight of a raccoon walking through your yard, you should avoid contact with raccoons, their feces, and den sites. Learn More