It seems we have a Raccoon Invasion going on here in Conroe, TX, and CPL Pest Control is here to help! Raccoons can be very cute and fun to watch, but they are wild animals and you should NEVER approach them without being cautious. Raccoons like humans and will take advantage of that trust by entering your home if given the chance. Raccoons can cause a lot of damage and will often take up residence in your attic.
This time of year Raccoons are looking for a warm place to have their babies and Raccoons love attics because it’s warm year-round. Momma Raccoons are very protective of their young and can be dangerous. If you think you may have a Raccoon in your attic, please continue reading!
What Kinds Of Raccoons Are Native To Conroe?
There are two types of Raccoons that live in Texas, the Northern Raccoon and the Southern Raccoon. Both of these Raccoons are found in Conroe. Northern Raccoons are bigger than their Southern Raccoon cousins. They have a larger tail and longer legs, which causes them to stand taller than the Southern Raccoons. The Northern Raccoon lives in Conroe all all throughout Texas.
Raccoons are very adaptable animals and can live in a variety of habitats, from forested areas to urban areas. Which is what makes Conroe, TX an ideal place for Raccoons to blossom. Raccoons are also great climbers and will often seek refuge in trees.
What Are Raccoons Attracted To?
Raccoons are attracted to food and shelter. Raccoons are omnivores and will eat just about anything, so they are not very picky. Raccoons will eat from your garbage, pet food left outside, open compost bins and much more. Raccoons are also attracted to the shelter of attics, basements, sheds, garages and more. Raccoons are also attracted to easy access left by open pet doors and windows. Raccoons are attracted to water, so your pool or nearby creek will be a big draw for Raccoons. Raccoons also need trees to climb, so if you have a lot of trees in your yard, Raccoons will be more likely to come around. As we all know, we have plenty of bodies of water and trees here in Conroe, again, a huge attraction for Raccoons.
How Do I Know If I Have A Raccoon In My Attic?
If you think you may have a Raccoon in your attic, there are a few things you can look out for. Raccoons often make a lot of noise, so you may hear them moving around in the attic. Raccoons will also leave droppings and urine in the attic, as well as chew on wires and other objects. Raccoons may also steal pet food or bird seed from outside.
How Many Raccoons Can Live In My Attic?
Raccoons are very territorial animals and will only live in an attic if it is unoccupied. If there are other Raccoons in your attic, they will fight to the death over this territory. Raccoons are not very social animals and usually only live alone or with their offspring. Raccoons will usually only stay in an attic for a few weeks to a few months, depending on the availability of food and shelter.
How Many Offspring Do Raccoons Have?
Raccoons typically have 2-5 offspring per litter, but can have up to 8. Raccoon offspring are born in late January to early March and are weaned at about 8 weeks old. Raccoons will stay with their mother until they are about 10-12 weeks old. Raccoons reach sexual maturity at about 1 year old and will stay on their parents territory until they find a mate.
How Do Raccoons Get Into Your Home?
Raccoons will tear apart anything inside your home in order to make a cozy nest. Raccoons can also cause damage to your home by tearing apart the interior of your home. Raccoons are most commonly found in the attic of homes, but they have also been known to use crawl spaces and chimneys. Raccoons are very strong animals and can easily pull apart ceiling tiles, insulation, and even shingles on your roof. Raccoons are looking for a warm place to stay and they will tear up your home in order to make a Raccoon Suite.
Why Should You Avoid Raccoons?
Raccoons also carry Raccoon Roundworm. Raccoon Roundworm can be harmful to humans if not dealt with quickly by professionals like CPL Pest Control. Raccoon Roundworm is contracted when raccoon feces are ingested, so please keep your children and pets away from any potential Raccoon Nest. Raccoon feces and urine will also spread bacteria which can lead to other diseases. Raccoons are cute animals but they need to stay outside where they belong!
How Can You Keep Raccoons Out Of Your Home This Winter?
There are a few things you can do to help keep Raccoons out of your Conroe home this winter. Make sure all pet food is put inside and not on your porch or in your garden. Raccoons are attracted to any type of open garbage so make sure to keep all of your garbage sealed up as Raccoons love to go through garbage cans. Raccoons will also enter homes if they find an open door or window, so make sure to keep your doors and windows closed. Raccoons are wild animals and they do not belong in our homes! Raccoons can do a lot of damage and can cause Raccoon Diseases if their feces and urine is not properly taken care of. Please contact CPL Pest Control today if you see Raccoons in your attic or near your home.
What Should You Do If You Feel Raccoons Are Living In Your Home?
If you feel Raccoons are living in your attic, call CPL Pest Control today! We promise to over exceed your expectations! We will locate where the Raccoon is accessing your home and remediate the situation so he doesn’t come back! Don’t welcome the New Year with uninvited guest living in your attic rent free! Let’s get rid of your raccoon problem today! Call today for your FREE Consultation and Quote! Call 281-683-6737, as always, ask for Chris!