As adorable as raccoons can be, it’s important to keep our distance from them. Raccoons are attracted to common foods that we consume. From garbage cans and pet foods to simply just a safe space to live, if raccoons are attracted to and around your home, it will not be long before they make their way in. At Minnesota Wild Animal Management, we are both a preventative and wild animal removal company in Minnesota. If you have a raccoon problem, we are here to help.
Raccoons are very interesting animals. They are omnivores, meaning that they eat plants and animals. They are curious and smart, and their love of food leads them to garbage cans and dumpsters all around us. Raccoons are generally recognizable because of their black mask on their face and the black rings around their tales. They are about 12” tall, 24-38” tall and weigh between 15-20 lbs. Raccoons have dexterous front paws that act like hands and they use them to access food in gardens, garbage cans in and around our homes. These paws can open doors, lids and even jars, and, when a raccoon finds a food source, it may continue to come back over and over, leaving a big mess behind. Raccoons also transmit disease to humans and pets, so it is important to take care of a raccoon problem quickly, if you have one. Minnesota Wild Animal Management Inc. can help you manage a raccoon problem once and for all.