WHAT ARE RACCOONS?

Raccoons are stocky mammals with black and grey fur. They are well known for their black-masked face, bushy striped tail, and nocturnal habits. Raccoons are intelligent but curious animals that are common throughout Wisconsin and the Milwaukee area. Known for rummaging through trash cans, raccoons have received the iconic name of “trash panda.” They have incredibly skilled front paws that act just like human hands. Raccoons are about 2-3 feet in length and weigh around 10-20 pounds.

Raccoons are omnivores and opportunistic scavengers. They will eat anything like fish, earthworms, berries, small rodents, beetles, fruits, vegetables, seeds, pet food left outside, etc. They are well known for feeding in garbage cans. 

Raccoons can be found throughout Wisconsin, including forests, farmlands, suburbs, and city areas. They 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, high-up place to have her babies, such as trees, attics, and chimneys. A male raccoon will actually kill baby raccoons to get the female back into heat.

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

Two Baby Raccoons Chilling in a Window

Don't Let Raccoons Invade Your Home or Business!

Don't Let Raccoons Invade Your Home & Business!

HAVE A PROBLEM WITH RACCOONS?

Raccoons are one of the most frequent calls we get from homeowners. Raccoons will often enter homes looking for shelter, especially mother raccoons looking for a safe place to have their babies. A raccoon will rip straight through roof shingles, soffits, chimney flashings, and roof vents to gain access into chimneys and attics. Once inside your home, raccoons wreak havoc on insulation, wires, and ventilation, which can cost homeowners thousands of dollars in repairs. 

HOW TO GET RID OF RACCOONS?

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    Raccoon Removal & Trapping

    Advanced Wildlife Control specializes in humane animal control. Our wildlife specialists use a combination of live traps and baits to safely and effectively remove any raccoons from your home. Once captured, we will relocate raccoons 30+ miles away from your residence. 

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    Prevention & Exclusion

    After raccoon removal, our technicians can seal up any openings to prevent future animal entry. Exclusion and prevention are crucial steps for effective animal control. Securing trash cans and removing outside food sources will help avoid raccoon problems. Chimney caps and vent covers will also help keep raccoons from entering your home. 

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    Cleaning & Restoration

    After raccoon removal, our technicians can clean up any messes left behind from raccoons. These contaminated materials (feces, urine, fur, parasites, etc.) possess serious health hazards. In more extensive cases, a full attic cleanout may be suggested

Baby Raccoons Relaxing in a Window

Raccoons are omnivores and opportunistic scavengers. They will eat anything like fish, earthworms, berries, small rodents, beetles, fruits, vegetables, seeds, pet food left outside, etc. They are well known for feeding in garbage cans. 

Raccoons can be found throughout Wisconsin, including forests, farmlands, suburbs, and city areas. They 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, high-up place to have her babies, such as trees, attics, and chimneys. A male raccoon will actually kill baby raccoons to get the female back into heat.

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

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