Raccoons are nocturnal animals that are quite common throughout Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Metro Area. With a masked face and ringed tail, raccoons are smart but curious animals. They are well-known for scavenging in trash cans, giving them the iconic name of “trash panda.” They typically have black and grey fur. However, we’ve also caught many brown and blonde raccoons. Raccoons have extremely-skilled front paws that act just like human hands and weigh around 10-20 pounds.

HOW TO GET RID OF RACCOONS?

  • 1. Raccoon Problem

    Raccoons are one of the most frequent calls we get from homeowners. Raccoons love to enter homes by breaking into your attic, especially mother raccoons looking for a safe place to have her babies. We have seen raccoons rip straight through roof shingles, soffits, chimney flashings, and roof vents. Once inside your attic, raccoons wreak havoc on insulation, wires, and ventilation.

  • 2. Trapping & Removal

    At Advanced Wildlife Control, we believe in humane animal removal. Therefore, we will humanely live trap and relocate the raccoons 30+ miles away from your home. We usually caught around 1,000 raccoons each year!

  • 3. Clean Up

    Once the raccoons have been removed, our technician will clean up any messes left behind. In some more extensive cases, an attic cleanout may be suggested. 

  • 4. Prevention & Repair

    The final step when dealing with raccoons is to repair any damages left behind. Our technicians will seal up any openings to prevent future animal entry. 

  • 5. Same-Day Service!

    Our customers are our #1 priority! At Advanced Wildlife Control, we want to make sure your animal problems are resolved in a timely manner. Therefore, our AWC professionals can usually be out at your property on the same day when you call or the following day.

Raccoons are one of the most frequent calls we get from homeowners. Raccoons love to enter homes by breaking into your attic, especially mother raccoons looking for a safe place to have her babies. We have seen raccoons rip straight through roof shingles, soffits, chimney flashings, and roof vents. Once inside your attic, raccoons wreak havoc on insulation, wires, and ventilation.

At Advanced Wildlife Control, we believe in humane animal removal. Therefore, we will humanely live trap and relocate the raccoons 30+ miles away from your home. We usually caught around 1,000 raccoons each year!

Once the raccoons have been removed, our technician will clean up any messes left behind. In some more extensive cases, an attic cleanout may be suggested. 

The final step when dealing with raccoons is to repair any damages left behind. Our technicians will seal up any openings to prevent future animal entry. 

Our customers are our #1 priority! At Advanced Wildlife Control, we want to make sure your animal problems are resolved in a timely manner. Therefore, our AWC professionals can usually be out at your property on the same day when you call or the following day.

Have a Problem with Raccoons?

Call: 262-242-4390

Or send us a message and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Raccoons are scavengers and will eat anything like fish, berries, small rodents, and more. They are well known to feed in your garbage cans, giving them the iconic name of “trash pandas.” 

Raccoons can be found throughout Wisconsin. They can be found in the forest, farmland, suburb, and city areas of Milwaukee. Raccoons will live in hollow trees and logs, brushy areas, abandoned buildings, barns, burrows, and sometimes in peoples’ attics or chimneys. 

The breeding season for raccoons occurs from January to March. Once impregnated, a female raccoon will search for a safe, up-high place to have her babies. A male raccoon will actually kill baby raccoons to get the female back into heat. This is why raccoons find themselves in people’s attics or chimneys.

A female will give birth to 2-6 baby raccoons from mid-March to May. Baby raccoons open their eyes in about 23 days after birth. They will stay with their mother until fall and potentially through winter before going off on their own.

Did You Know? - Animal Facts

Did You Know?

The male raccoon will kill baby raccoons to get the female raccoon back into heat. This is why female raccoons typically have babies in chimneys or attics for protection.

RACCOON - QUICKLINKS

Raccoons in the Chimney
Raccoons in the Attic
Raccoons in the Trash Cans

Rabies & Raccoons
Raccoon Diseases
Raccoon Roundworm

The Notorious “Trash Panda”
Do Raccoons Hibernate?