Elite Animal Control LLC specializes in nuisance raccoon control for homes and businesses in the Denver area and front range of Colorado,raccoons are experts at getting into warm spaces in the winter months, and your attic is a prime location for them to take up residence, it’s warm,high up away from other animals and a perfect spot for having babies,chimneys are another prime spot for having their young,if the flue is open at the top of the chimney female raccoons easily get up and down the stack and rest at the flat spot just above the fireplace behind the damper where she has her litter.
Mating usually starts in late winter early into to spring and can continue into summer if conditions are right, late litters are rare but do occur. If you hear loud thumps and knocking sounds up in the attic it’s most certainly raccoons.
Elite Animal Control will inspect your home thoroughly to locate the raccoons causing the problem and take the necessary steps to evict the raccoons. In the springtime from March to early July is raccoon birthing season and mother raccoon will seek out places to have her young in fireplaces,attics, occasionally under decks but attics and fireplaces are the most common areas to have a litter because of inaccessibility from other predators ,male raccoons do not take part in rearing their young and are considered predators to the female,male raccoons kill the kits to encourage the female to go into estrus again, sometimes fights will happen in attics with female fending off male raccoons trying to get to the kits,.Female raccoons can have up to 6 kits rarely, but typically 4 to 5 kits is the normal litter size.If babies are present we take the necessary steps to humanely evict the mother raccoon and her babies and seal the entry.
The raccoon is omnivorous and opportunistic eater and will eat just about anything they can get their hands on. The most common foods in the wild include fruits,plants,nuts,berries,rodents,frogs,bird eggs and crayfish. In city environments the raccoon often rummage trash cans, and dog ,cat and bird food left out in yards. Raccoons in the wild typically live 3 to 4 years and have very few predators ,sometimes coyotes,mountain lions,bobcats will eat raccoons but it’s very rare,most are killed off by cars,disease is another factor in raccoon mortality roundworm,rabies,distemper is common when overpopulation gets out of control,dogs ant cats vulnerable to bites,so pet owners need to make sure they have their pets vaccinated.
Elite Animal Control LLC specializes in nuisance Raccoon removal around homes and businesses in Aurora,Denver metro area.
Above, are videos of a mother raccoon busy getting her babies out of an attic,you can hear the babies vocalizing in the background.