Racoon Control Services in Colorado

Raccoons are mammals who can be dangerous to both you and your pets. They have been known to carry Rabies and other diseases. They destroy your garbage cans every night. Your Colorado Pest Pros representative will be able to guide you through the removal process.

How to Control Raccoons

You can control raccoons by sealing your trash cans and bins, and making sure that they have no way of entering your home. Their primary interest is in the food you can provide to them, and the shelter of your attic.

The Racoon Control 3-Step Process

  1. Confirmation of Raccoon presence. Once the pest professional has identified and confirmed your Raccoon issues, they will provide you with the various options towards getting rid of them.
  2. Evaluation of the infestation. The pest professional will find the dens and be able to give you some idea as to the damage they have already caused.
  3. Removal. Once all the factors are evaluated, your pest professional will remove the Raccoons from your home. You can rest assured that all of our treatment options are non-toxic, pet friendly, and safe.

Raccoons: Did You Know?

  • Raccoons tend to gravitate towards lakes when they are in the wild.
  • They have a hypersensitive sense of touch and are essentially color blind. They are better able to see at night than during the day.
  • While they cannot be considered domesticated, they have become quite comfortable living around humans and tend to have very little fear of them.
  • They can spread rabies and distemper through their bites to both humans and pets.
  • Their vocalization range from the chirping sound made by the kits to purring, hissing, snarling, growling and screaming.
    Their presence can be verified by the piles of droppings near trees or on the roof. Be careful as their feces tend to carry parasites dangerous to humans.
  • Raccoons tend to have a specific territory that they stay in. In the wild, the territories range from one mile to eighteen miles. In more suburban and urban areas, they sill exhibit territorial behavior, but their territories are smaller.

In Colorado, it is not unheard of to have raccoons prevalent in both urban and suburban areas. While other species of raccoon do exist, the Colorado Desert Raccoon is the only type found here.

Raccoons are mammals. The females breed at one year while males traditionally wait until they are two years old. The females have four days each year when they are capable of conceiving, and usually give birth to four to six kits per litter following a 63-day gestation. The young raccoons will remain with their mother for their first year.

Raccoons are most identifiable by their black masked faces and their striped tails. They grow to about three feet long and can weight up to 50 pounds. Their realistic life span is two to four years, but they have been known to live for up to 16 years.

Raccoons are scavengers who mostly come out at night. They are known for going through trash, moving into attics for their dens, and for washing their food before they eat. This practice is known as dousing.