Some General Raccoon Information – Raccoons breed mainly in February and March with a gestation period of 63 days. Adult males travel within areas of about 3 to 8 square miles, compared to about 1 to 3 square miles for females.
What Damage to raccoons do?
The different types of damage which raccoons are capable of are almost too numerous to mention. In urban environments, raccoons are more than capable of finding homes in uncapped chimneys. tearing off shingles or fascia in order to gain entrance to an attic or wall void, tearing up lawns in search for grubs and earthworms, destroying gardens, and upsetting and eating the contents of garbage cans. In attics and wall voids, the build-up of raccoon feces and urine can constitute health hazards to the homeowner. In more rural environments, raccoons can be highly destructive in and around poultry barns.