Everything You Need To Know About Raccoon Breeding Season

It’s that time of year again: raccoon breeding season in Connecticut! From February through May, these masked bandits will be looking for dens in which to have their young. Unfortunately, that often means taking up residence in people’s homes. 

The raccoon breeding season usually starts in early March. This is the time when male raccoons will start to look for mates, and when female raccoons will give birth to their litters of kits.

During the raccoon breeding season, it is not uncommon for male raccoons to become aggressive in their search for a mate. This can lead to increased sightings of raccoons in urban areas, as well as increased incidents of property damage and nuisance complaints.

This can lead to increased sightings of raccoons in urban areas, as well as increased incidents of property damage and nuisance complaints. Raccoons are adaptable animals and are very successful in living near humans. However, this proximity can sometimes lead to problems. Raccoons rummaging through garbage cans or rooting through gardens can be a nuisance, and they can also cause property damage. In some cases, raccoons may even enter homes or other buildings in search of food or shelter. While raccoons are generally not dangerous, they can carry diseases that can be harmful to humans, such as rabies.

It is important to be aware of the raccoon breeding season to take steps to prevent damage to your property and to avoid potential conflicts with these animals. If you see a raccoon during this time, it is best to leave it alone and allow it to continue on its way.

Additionally, it is important to secure your trash cans and other potential food sources to prevent attracting raccoons to your property. Raccoons are known for their ability to access even the most secure trash cans, so it may be necessary to invest in specially designed containers or secure lids to keep them out. If you do encounter a raccoon behaving aggressively or showing signs of illness, such as disorientation or unsteady movements, it is important to contact a wildlife control professional for assistance. Raccoons can carry diseases such as rabies, so it is important to exercise caution when dealing with them. Overall, being aware of the raccoon breeding season and taking appropriate precautions can help prevent conflicts with these animals and keep them safely in their natural habitat.

Gray Brother’s Wildlife, LLC, is a family-owned and operated business that specializes in the removal of nuisance wildlife, such as raccoons. We have been servicing homeowners in Fairfield County for over 20 years.  Call us today to schedule your evaluation and protect your home from raccoon intruders. Let us help you keep your home raccoon-free this breeding season.

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