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Pest Facts: Common Raccoonraccoon1

The common raccoon is a robust, medium-sized carnivore with a distinctive, blackish facial mask outlined with white and with alternating black and whitish rings on their bushy tail. Raccoons primarily live in broadleaf woodlands but have become a common nuisance pest in urban areas.

Pest Facts

  • Color:  Grayish with blackish buff, black facial mask outlined in white
  • Legs:  4 legs
  • Shape:  Robust, medium-sized mammal
  • Size:  Averages 3 to 4 feet in length, 10 to 30 pounds in weight
  • Antennae:  No
  • Flying:  No
  • Region:  All 50 states

The Raccoon is strictly nocturnal and is seldom seen in the day except when disturbed. Raccoons are carnivorous and will eat almost kind of plant or animal matter. They are very adaptable animals and are quite accustomed to living near people.

The Common Raccoon is typically found in broadleaf woodlands near a water source, but they have adapted quite well to living in urban areas. They can be found in areas such as attics, under crawl spaces, and voids under decks. Raccoons can be quite aggressive when protecting their young.

The raccoon is a major rabies threat as well as a ringworm threat in humans. They also can be very destructive if they are living in a structure.

Seal any large openings and large cracks and crevices well to prevent structural entry. Remove or eliminate as many outdoor moisture sources as possible. Raccoons are easily live-trapped.

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