Category Archives: Raccoons

A Recent Citation Reminds Us Not to Make Raccoons Our Pets

Last month, a woman in Indiana was cited by police 29 times for owning 29 baby raccoons. Why did she get these citations? Continue reading to find out, including the lesson we can all take from this incident. Pet Raccoons … Continue reading

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Why Raccoons are a Threat to Your Home and Loved Ones

Raccoons are a common presence in urbanized areas. Properties that are located near bodies of water, forests, and woods, are more likely to experience nuisance raccoon problems. Although raccoons are innocent and fascinating mammals, they happen to pose several dangers. … Continue reading

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How to Keep Raccoons Out of the Garden

Gardens are a great source of nutritious produce right at your fingertips. But at night when they are unattended, gardens are like a free buffet for raccoons. If you are noticing that your gardens are being pillaged by nuisance wildlife … Continue reading

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Basic Facts Surrounding the Common Raccoon

Raccoons are clever critters, often studied for this in captive settings.  They are remarkably bright and resourceful in nature as well.  There are a lot of interesting facts about raccoons, but before indulging in these, it is good to have … Continue reading

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The Three Extant Species of Raccoon

There are 3 different types of raccoon species in the Procyon genus. Continue reading to learn some interesting facts about each one, including what you can do to help abate nuisance raccoon activity around your home. Existing Raccoon Species Currently … Continue reading

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Spotting Raccoons on Your Roof?

Right now, more and more residents are reporting raccoons on top of their roofs. The cold weather is forcing many wild animals to desperately search for warm shelter, and this is exactly what all these raccoons doing during these sightings. … Continue reading

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What Happens When a Raccoon Has Rabies?

Fortunately, the number of human fatalities that occur from rabies has drastically reduced over the past 10 years. This is primarily a result of increased pet vaccinations, effective after-exposure treatments, and Rabies-awareness. The good news is that fewer people and … Continue reading

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What Does a Raccoon Eat?

It can get confusing trying to figure out exactly what a raccoon eats. This is because it all depends on where they live and how easily accessible food is to them. The truth is that a raccoon’s diet is largely … Continue reading

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Common Raccoon Species in North America

Anyone can tell a raccoon from a frog or bear or rabbit; but what about identifying the distinctions between a Ring-Tailed Raccoon and a Procyon Lotor? The truth is that there are several different species of raccoon in America. It … Continue reading

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Learn Some Interesting Facts About Wild Raccoons

Raccoons have bad reputations in residential and suburban areas, and have left a bad taste in the mouths of commercial property owners as well. This is because wild raccoons are being forced to take shelter within our homes and buildings … Continue reading

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