A All Animal Control of Denton (817) 282-8727 – Raccoon Pest Control in Denton, Lewisville, and Frisco, TX
The raccoon (Procyon lotor) often spends weeks or even months in a den in the northern reaches of its range; however, the raccoon will be largely active throughout the year in the southern portions of its range, such is the case in Texas. Raccoons are not true hibernators like ground squirrels and many bat species, they retire to a den when the weather is harsh, relying on fat stores until they can safely forage again. But, when it comes to Denton, Lewisville, and Frisco, TX, raccoon activity should seldom be slow.
Raccoons breed in late winter and spring, having litters of 3-4 sometimes as late as August. The young will stay in a family group with the female until the next breeding season. The adult males are generally loners that fiercely defend their territories against other males. Females with young must also be weary of males as the males may kill the young raccoon kits. An adult can reach a weight of 50 lbs, making them a formidable adversary for small animals.
Damage around the property usually occurs in the forms of damaged garbage receptacles, bags, and bins; torn and turned sod, stolen pet food, and modified attics. Raccoons will tear and open up small openings in soffits and attic vents in order to enter the attic where they can set up shop, raise young, disappear for the day, and evade predators. Insulation is often damaged and/or soiled, causing it to lose its insulating ability and causing you money on heating and cooling.
Raccoons range far and wide in the U.S. They have adapted well to the human environments we’ve created; they are thriving well as a species. This leads them into conflicts with humans where we have provided ample sources of food and shelter for them on our own properties. To resolve this conflict and to get more information on the raccoon, call a local wildlife and pest professional from A All Animal Control of Denton at (817) 282-8727.