With the destruction of their natural habitats becoming an ever-more serious problem, highly adaptable raccoons are more commonly found in and around residences than ever before. In an effort to avoid predators, raccoons try to build their nests above ground and in areas with good concealment, which means they often end up in home attics.
Your attic gives a raccoon the protection, warmth, and darkness they need to feel safe, and it is a common place for raccoons to build nests and give birth.
When is Birthing Season?
The prime birthing season for raccoons is during the spring, as breeding season begins in January and runs all the way through June or July. Female raccoons will give birth to a litter of one to eight babies following a 65-day gestation period. In order to keep her babies safe, the female raccoon will conceal their nests in secure areas like attics, chimneys, sheds, and even garages.
The babies will begin to roam around the attic around 6-weeks of age, which can cause all sorts of issues for homeowners. Once the baby raccoons are around eight to twelve weeks old, they will begin to branch out and explore the area surrounding your home.
We Have your Back
Here at Critter Control®, our exclusive four-step process has been proven to safely and effectively remove all nuisance wildlife from your attic. We begin with a thorough inspection to determine the severity of your infestation, followed by removing the animals with cutting-edge techniques and preventing their return with exclusion methods that will keep your home safe for the future.
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